St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center And Community Eye Center Join Quigley Eye Specialists

Dr. Joseph W. Spadafora, D.O.

FORT MYERS, FL., January 7, 2021 — Quigley Eye Specialists, which is a Southwest Florida leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders, is pleased to announce that St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center and Community Eye Center have merged with Quigley Eye Specialists. 

St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center and Community Eye Center are owned and operated by ophthalmologists Joseph W. Spadafora, D. O., and Eric R. Schaible. M.D.

Dr. Joseph W. Spadafora, D.O. is the medical director of the Community Eye Center and has more than 30 years of experience in ophthalmology.  During the past three decades, he has performed research in ocular anti-inflammatory agents, glaucoma, medicines, ocular antibiotic agents and laser-guided cataract extraction at St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center.  He also has served as assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

Dr. Eric R. Schaible, M.D., FACS, is the eye research director at Community Eye Center and specializes in complex cataract surgery, trauma, premium lens implants and treatment of astigmatism.  With 24 years of experience, Dr. Schaible has written numerous papers on neurosurgery and ophthalmology, including corneal surgery and optic neuropathy.  He also has conducted research on laser cataract surgery.

Community Eye Center joins 16 other locations under Quigley Eye Specialists ownership in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties.

“As demand for excellent eye care continues to increase, merging with Community Eye will help us ensure patients have convenient access to the care they need. Dr. Spadafora and Dr. Schaible are fantastic doctors with stellar reputations in Charlotte County. Plus, Community Eye has three locations in the area which will help us get patients in same day and even on a walk-in basis,” said Dr. Thomas Quigley, founder of Quigley Eye Specialists.

Community Eye Center, which has been providing quality eye care for 40 years, will continue to provide care from their offices at 21275 Olean Boulevard in Port Charlotte, 1331 S. Sumter Boulevard in North Port and 1988 S Tamiami Trail in Venice. No operational changes are planned because of the merger.

In addition to the three Community Eye locations, patients may be seen at any Quigley Eye Specialists office as well: 2135 Tamiami Trail and 20600 Veterans Boulevard in Port Charlotte and 2529 Tamiami Trail in Punta Gorda.

Quigley Eye Specialists offices in Lee County are located at 15640 New Hampshire Court in Fort Myers, 2277 First Street in downtown Fort Myers, 6091 South Pointe Blvd. in Fort Myers, 112 Del Prado North in Cape Coral, and 5220 Lee Blvd. in Lehigh Acres.  The facial plastic surgery office of Dr. Stephen Prendiville at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive also is part of Quigley Eye Specialists.

In addition, Quigley Eye Specialists recently opened The Q iLasik & Med Spa in Naples and acquired the Naples and Fort Myers locations of Assuage Luxury Spa this summer.

Quigley Eye Specialists, founded in 1988, consists of more than 80 medical professionals, including surgeons, optometrists, retina specialists and technicians.  Offices are conveniently located throughout Southwest Florida in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, and Naples. For more information, visit


Technology leaders in eye care, Quigley Eye Specialists is one of the nation’s leading multispecialty ophthalmology practices specializing in cataracts, laser cataract surgery, glaucoma, LASIK, dry eye, eyelid surgery, retinal issues, corneal conditions, and routine eye care. As the number one choice for cataract treatment in Southwest Florida, Quigley Eye Specialists is committed to providing the highest level of quality eye care and service to the community. The practice has served the region for more than 30 years and offers patients convenient locations throughout Southwest Florida including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Port Charlotte, and Punta Gorda. For more information, call 239-466-2020 or visit

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