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Our History

History

Dr. Thomas Quigley was profoundly affected by a condition his sister, Cathy, developed which led him to become an ophthalmologist.

Cathy was diagnosed with a rare eye disease called Uveitis. Although there is no cure, Uveitis can be managed. However, if left untreated, the condition can cause blindness. Dr. Quigley remembers hearing his sister cry out in pain from all the inflammation in her eye.

As a struggling single mother of three children, she could barely afford to provide for her family, let alone keep up with the medical bills. Without the ability to get the care she needed, sadly, Cathy eventually lost her vision.

Feeling helpless that he couldn’t do anything, he decided to do something. It was then, as a young medical student, that he made it his mission to prevent blindness in others regardless if they could afford treatment or not.

Laser focused on service to the community, Dr. Quigley opened the doors to Quigley Eye Specialists in 1988. He went into practice with an unwavering commitment to protect and preserve one of the most important gifts – our gift of sight.

Today, Quigley Eye Specialists is one of the largest eye care practices in the state offering patients caring and compassionate eye care using top technology and a skilled medical team. We are proud to be the number one choice for eye care in Southwest Florida.

About US

Quigley Eye Specialists, founded by Dr. Thomas Quigley over three decades ago, boasts a rich legacy of over 35 years in providing exceptional eye care services. Situated in the vibrant State of Florida, our esteemed practice has flourished into one of the most prominent and extensive eye care facilities in the region. Comprising a dedicated team of expert eye surgeons, seasoned optometrists, and committed staff, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to excellence. Equipped with cutting-edge techniques, state-of-the-art technology, and avant-garde treatments, we remain at the forefront of innovation in the field. Our comprehensive range of services encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of various ocular conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, and macular degeneration. At Quigley Eye Specialists, we pledge to uphold the highest standards of care and proficiency, ensuring optimal visual health and well-being for all our patients.

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