Bret L. Fisher, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1982 and Duke University School of Medicine with Honors in 1986. Dr. Fisher joined Newberry Eye Clinic in Panama City, Florida as Medical Director in 1993. Following the merger of Newberry Eye Clinic with two other practices, Dr. Fisher became the Medical Director of the newly created Eye Center of North Florida in 2000. Dr. Fisher specializes in refractive cataract surgery, including femtosecond laser assisted surgery and multifocal, toric, and accommodative intraocular lens implants. Dr. Fisher was the first surgeon in the state of Florida to perform femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. He also performs advanced custom LASIK utilizing a femtosecond laser for flap creation and was one of the first five physicians in the United States to perform these procedures using the Zeimer femtosecond laser.
Dr. Fisher oversees an active clinical research department at the Eye Center of North Florida, participating in many studies, including the FDA trials for new multifocal and toric multifocal intraocular lens implants, as well as pharmaceutical trials for post-cataract inflammation, dry eye, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Fisher is an accomplished speaker and lectures frequently on advances in cataract surgery and other technologies in ophthalmology. He also serves as an industry consultant and mentor to his fellow surgeons. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified in Cataract and Implant Surgery and LASIK by the American College of Eye Surgeons, as well as an active member of ASCRS.