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Best Eye Doctors in Brickell, Coral Gables, Hialeah, and Southern Florida




Dr. Copty Profile picDr. Antoine Copty

Dr. Antoine Copty is one of the best and most patient friendly eye doctors in brickell and southern florida. His goals are to provide excellent care for not only you but your the whole family.  He offices have the latest eye care technology and promises to deliver fantastic service.

Dr. Antoine Copty is an internationally trained Optometric Physician with over 10 years’ experience in the eye care industry. Dr. Copty is fluent in English, Spanish and Arabic and has received advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular disease, pre and post-surgical care, geriatrics, low vision and family practice.

Dr. Copty and Associates are dedicated to providing the most advanced, comprehensive eye care to optimize your visual function. Florida Eye Care Associates provide advanced, comprehensive care for a wide array of visual problems. Utilizing the latest technology, we treat the following conditions:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Corneal diseases
  • Dry eye disorders
  • Many more

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Dr. Yao LuDr. Lu

Dr. Yao Lu graduated with the highest clinical honors from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and completed an ocular disease residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.  Dr. Lu’s clinical experience has focused on family eye care, contact lens fitting, and low vision rehabilitation as well as pediatric and infant vision. She is committed to providing quality care, ranging from comprehensive eye examinations and contact lens fittings to disease management and LASIK consultations. Dr. Lu is looking forward to developing lasting relationships with her patients at Florida Eyecare Associates.

Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Lu  at (786) 801-1335 or schedule your appointment online at www.floridaeyecareassociates.com/eyesonbrickell.com





Dr. ShafriDr. Sarah Shafi

Dr.  Shafi is a residency-trained optometric physician who graduated from Nova Southeastern University’s College of Optometry. Dr. Shafi completed a residency in Primary Care with emphasis in Ocular Disease at the Wilmington Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Wilmington, Delaware. She received advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment and management of various eye conditions such as glaucoma, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, macular degeneration, and much more. Dr. Shafi provides comprehensive eye exams, contact lens fittings, and pre- and post-surgical eye care.  

Dr. Shafi is a south Florida native who is fluent in English, Urdu, Hindi, with a working knowledge of Spanish. She is committed towards providing optimal eye care to meet all your visual needs.  

Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shafi  at (786) 801-1335 or schedule your appointment online at www.floridaeyecareassociates.com/eyesonbrickell.com



Dr. Patricia Ruiz, O.D.

Dr. Patricia Ruiz

Patricia Ruiz, O.D. is a graduate from Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. She also earned a Bachelor Degree in Vision Science from NSU. Her clinical experience includes training at NSU Eye Care Institute, Dr. Heiden and Heiden, P.A. private practice in Hollywood Boulevard, and Correct Vision Laser Institute in Pembroke Pines, Weston, and Hollywood.

Dr. Ruiz was born in Cuba. She was raised in Costa Rica and South Florida. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology with Honors from Florida International University.
Dr. Ruiz strives to give the best patient care possible. She is very passionate about helping the community. She earned the Presidential Volunteering Award in 2011 with more than 100 hours of volunteering during her undergraduate years.

Dr. Ruiz is fluent in Spanish and English. She is happily married and enjoys traveling, snorkeling, and spending time with her family and dog.


Call us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ruiz at (786) 801-1335 or schedule your appointment online at www.floridaeyecareassociates.com/eyesonbrickell.com

3.  Locations to serve your in Miami Dade
  • 1925 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33129 Suite D-203
  • 3655 Coral Way, Coral Gables, FL 33145
  • 2800 w 84 street, Hialeah, FL 33018
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We Also Offer A Range Of Advanced Contact Lens Fittings, Including:

  • RGP Contact Lenses Fittings: RGP stands for ‘rigid permeable gas’ lenses. RGP lenses are renowned for providing outstanding visual acuity and their ease of handling make them a viable option for most patients. The cost of maintenance related to the contact lens solution, as well as their convenience, makes these lenses a viable option for many patients. Studies that have looked at the comfort of patients over a longer term have also shown that RGP lenses provide a high level of comfort.
  • Ortho K Sceral Lenses Fittings: Orthokeratology is often abbreviated to Ortho-K and it involves a process which uses specially designed contact lenses to temporarily contour the cornea with the goal of reducing nearsightedness. Research has shown that these lenses can slow the progression of nearsightedness, making it ideal for children and adults with progressive nearsightedness.

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Florida Eye Care Associates accepts most major insurances, including VSP, Eyemed Providers, Medicare, Medicaid, Optum, Healthease, Staywell, Careplus and Sunshine, amongst others. Contact us for more information about our ophthalmology solutions in Downtown Miami and Brickell, today.