Our Mission

Since its founding in 2001, Bowden Eye & Associates has been dedicated to the protection and preservation of the treasured gift of sight. We pursue that mission by providing every patient in our care with the latest, most proven treatments and technologies. We always strive to be compassionate and caring, recognizing the trust you place in us and grateful for the opportunity to care for your vision and cosmetic needs.

The commitment to excellence of our ophthalmologists, optometrists, and our staff to the goal of establishing the benchmark for vision and cosmetic care begins with our founder, renowned cornea specialist and surgeon, Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III. Dr. Frank W. Bowden, III, the “Official Eye Care Provider for the Jacksonville Jaguars,” has been recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the community’s Top Doctors on numerous occasions.

In 2012 we added another corneal specialist to our team. Dr. Sarah Darbandi has been with Bowden Eye & Associates since the summer of 2012 and in such a short time has made a huge impact on our practice by bringing excellent patient care and compassion to the team. No other team in Northern Florida is more qualified or more committed to your care.

In 2013, Dr. Breno da Rocha Lima, a medical retina and uveitis specialist, joined the Bowden Eye team, expanding our world-class services to diagnose and treat additional eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration with state-of-the art technology. “Our mission is to deliver premier vision care in this region, with compassion and dedication offered by our highly qualified providers, using the latest technology,” says Dr. Lima.