Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Robert H. Fier is the founder and acting Medical Director at Fier Eye Care and Surgery Center. Dr. Fier started his practice 35 years ago with the goal to treat every patient and their eyes as he would want his own eyes treated.
Our center always tries to explain the problems we find in terms the patient will understand and also explain their potential solutions in the same easy-to-understand language.
We always try to be on the cutting edge of new technological advances in the diagnosis, measurement, and treatment for all eye diseases.
As Dr. Fier transitioned from seeing patients to being the Medical Director, he is committed to maintaining his practice’s philosophy and his staff of doctors and support personnel that deliver eye care with sincere compassion, unmatched experience and cutting edge technology.
- Over 35 years experience as a Board Certified Ophthalmologist performing over 30,000 surgeries with outstanding patient satisfaction
- Fellow and Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology
- Fellow and Diplomate of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
- Fellow of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- Adjunct Clinical Professor for FSU School of Medicine
- Adjunct Clinical Instructor for Montreal School of Optometry
- American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery
- Florida Society of Ophthalmology
- Palm Beach Ophthalmological Society
- Florida Physicians Association
- Martin County Medical Society
- University of Florida, B.S. with honors, Phi Beta Kappa 1969-1973
- University of South Florida Medical School, 1973-1976, M.D. Degree
- University of South Florida Medical School and affiliated hospitals – Pediatric Resident, 1976-1977
- University of South Florida Medical School and affiliated hospitals – Ophthalmology Resident, 1977-1980
- Mini-Fellowship – Refractive Surgery, Eye Surgery Institute, Dearborn, Michigan, 1993
- VISX Excimer Laser System, PRK with Astigmatism Training Course, June 1998
- VISX Excimer Laser System, Hyperopia Training Course, March 1999
- University of Miami School of Medicine
- Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Complications of LASIK Refractive Surgery, June 2000
During Dr. Fier’s 35+ years of treating patients, he has brought many diagnostic and treatment technologies to the Treasure Coast and was the first to use:
- BAT (Brightness Acuity Test) and Contrast Sensitivity to better diagnose a patient’s “real life” vision
- PAM (Potential Acuity Meter) to give patients and doctors a realistic idea of visual outcomes following surgery
- Endothelial Cell Counter to assess the health of the cornea preoperatively
- Computerized measurements of the length of the eye for more accurate implant determination
- Ultraviolet filters in the implant and protect the eye and improving vision in bright sunlight and at nighttime
- GDx and GDx II and now OCT testing technology to measure optic nerve disease for glaucoma
- Computerized visual fields for glaucoma or neurological disease
- SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) and (ECP) Endocyclophotocoagulation lasers to painlessly treat glaucoma unresponsive to drop therapy
- Mitomycin enhanced trabeculectomy to improve outcomes of glaucoma surgery by reducing scarring.
Mini-Express Shunts in glaucoma surgery
- LASIK to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism
- Fundus Photography and Digital Fluorescein Angiography to diagnose ARMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration) and Retinal Disease
- OCT (Ocular Coherence Tomography) to treat ARMD and Diabetic Retinal Disease
Dr. Fier also participated in the largest study in the U.S. (20,000 cataract surgeries) to determine safe anesthesia methods during surgery. He was also on the forefront of implanting new technology IOL’s (Intraocular Lenses) giving patients the ability to see far away and close up without the use of glasses.
As always, the doctors and staff at Fier Eye Care remain passionate about maintaining “The Best in Sight.”