Eye Clinic

The Eye Center of St. Augustine is the area's oldest, largest, and most state-of-the-art eye center. We offer complete eye care services to patients with varied needs.  This includes routine eye exams for glasses and contact lenses, evaluations for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and other ocular pathology, and exams for eyelid surgery.  Whether you are considering surgical options, or you just want to make sure you pass the vision screening of your next drivers' test, we can provide you with the information and care you need.

Facility Info

Eye Center of St. Augustine is the only eye center of its kind in the area. Offering the convenience of an eye center, surgery center, and optical shop all under one roof, Eye Center of St. Augustine is committed to exceeding out patients expecations in every way.

The Board Certified Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Surgeons at Eye Center of St. Augustine specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases such as cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and retinal disease.  Dr. Hund,  Dr. Thompson and Dr. Nelligan, our ophthalmic surgeons, perform cataract, laser, and ophthalmic plastic surgery on site in our state of the art Eye Surgery Center.  We offer LASIK refractive surgery to eliminate or reduce our patients' dependence on eyeglasses.  We also conduct eye examinations for adults as well as children, and have a wide variety of eyeglass frames, sunglass frames and contact lenses in our Optical Shop.

 

Bios

 
 
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Paul W. Hund, III, M.D.

Dr. Hund began practicing at the Eye Center of St Augustine in 1995. He has performed over 9,000 cataract procedures, over 4,000 laser procedures and more than 3,000 eyelid procedures. Dr. Hund enjoys golf, fishing, and boating in addition to spending time with his wife and two daughters.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate Degree - Clemson University, B.S. Microbiology
  • Medical Degree - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Internship - Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Storm Eye Institute Chief Resident 1994-1995

CERTIFICATION
  • Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • St. Johns County Medical Society
  • Flagler County Medical Society
  • The Lion's Club
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Todd P. Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Thompson joined the Eye Center of St Augustine in July 2002. He has performed over 8,000 cataract procedures, over 2,000 laser procedures and more than 1,000 eyelid procedures. Dr. Thompson is married and has three sons. He enjoys tennis, golf, and spending time with his family.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate Degree - Georgia Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Medical Degree, Medical College of Georgia - Medical School Class Vice-President, 1993-1997
  • Internship in Internal Medicine - University of Florida Medical Center
  • Residency in Ophthalmology - Medical College of Georgia

CERTIFICATION
  • Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • St. Johns County Medical Society
  • Flagler County Medical Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
 
 
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Russell W. Nelligan, M.D.

Dr. Nelligan joined the Eye Center of St. Augustine in 2011 and is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. His scope of practice includes both general eye care and cornea/anterior segment. Dr. Nelligan performs surgical procedures such as bladeless laser cataract surgery, DSEK corneal transplants, pterygium removal, and laser glaucoma surgery. He is married with five shared children and enjoys the beach, boating, music, and playing the bass guitar.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate Degree - University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Medical Degree - University of Florida
  • Internship - Louisiana State University
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Louisiana State University Dept. of Ophthalmology
  • Corneal Fellowship- University of Texas-Southwestern

CERTIFICATION
  • Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
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N. Patrick Hale, M.D.

Dr. Hale founded the Eye Center of St Augustine and began practicing in the St Augustine area in 1974. Dr. Hale practices medical ophthalmology and treats non-surgical conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Dr. Hale is married to Sue Hale. They have two children, Jennifer and Patrick, Jr. Dr. Hale is an instrument rated pilot. He has single engine and multi-engine land and seaplane ratings. He enjoys travel, flying and is a Flight Surgeon and Colonel in the Florida National Guard.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree - University of Arkansas, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
  • Medical Degree - University of Arkansas, Awarded Barton Scholarship
  • Internship - Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Stanford University Medical Center
  • Federal Aviation Administration - Senior FAA Medical Examiner Class I, II, III

Certification
  • Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

Associations
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association American
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • St. Johns County Medical Society
  • Flagler County Medical Society
  • Society of Military Ophthalmologists
  • Flying Physicians Association
 
 
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Michael A. Dagostino, O.D., FAAO

Dr. Dagostino joined the Eye Center of St Augustine in August 2004. Dr. Dagostino specializes in eye examinations for adults and children, fitting of contact lenses and the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.

Dr. Dagostino enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys traveling, exercising, playing basketball, snow skiing and college football.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Florida State University
  • Doctor of Optometry - Nova Southeastern University
  • Externship - Ft. Lauderdale Eye Institute, South Florida Vision Associates

Fellowship
  • American Academy of Optometry

Certification
  • Florida State Board of Optometry
  • National Board of Examiners in Optometry

Associations
  • American Optometric Association
  • Florida Optometric Association
  • Northeast Florida Optometric Association
  • AOA Contact Lens and Cornea Section
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Todd S. Hockett, O.D.

Dr. Hockett began practicing at Eye Center of St Augustine in February 2006. He specializes in eye examinations for adults and children, the fitting of contact lenses, and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease.

Dr. Hockett is the recipient of the 2003 Keeler Humanitarian Award for his extensive work in third-world countries where he provided eye exams and optics to those in need. Dr. Hockett enjoys traveling, hiking, outdoors, music and art.

Education
  • Bachelor of Science Degree - Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
  • Doctor of Optometry - Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Externship - Wind River Indian Reservation, Ft. Washakie, Wyoming

Associations
  • American Optometric Association, Cornea and Contact Lens Division
  • Florida Optometric Association
  • Northeast Florida Optometric Association
  • Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (former President)
 
 

George A Davis, M.D.

Dr. Davis has been practicing Ophthalmology since 1981. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases, cataracts, corneal abrasion and laceration, diabetic retinopathy, wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, ocular hypertension, blepharitis, eye infections and eyelid disorders.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree - State University of New York at Oneonta, B.A.
  • Masters of Science, University of Florida
  • Medical Degree - Texas Tech University School of Medicine
  • Internship - Texas Tech University Health Science
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Texas Tech

Certification
  • National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate

Associations
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Pan American Association of Ophthalmology
  • Putnam County Medical Society
  • The Lion’s Club
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Megan N. Scott, M.D.

Dr. Scott joined the Eye Center in 2017. Her scope of practice includes comprehensive examinations - including diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis, and dry eyes- both laser and non-laser assisted cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, ophthalmic laser treatments, and minor eyelid procedures. Dr. Scott enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, boating, spending time with her dog Charlie and live music.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree - University of Texas, Austin
  • Medical Degree - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
  • Internship - University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Certification
  • Board Eligible in 2018
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Associations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Women in Ophthamology
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association
  • American Medical Association