Brevard Eye Center Blog


Orlando Magazine, December, 2014

For the third year in a row Dr. Trespalacios has been selected as
One of the Best Doctors in the country in the field of Cataract and LASIK surgery.  
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UCF Alumnus doctor performs ground-breaking eye surgery

Central Florida Future, October 28th, 2014

Dr. Trespalacios provides the “gift of sight.” See Full Story.

GoodBye Dry Eye

Florida Today, August 7th, 2014

Dr. Trespalacios discusses the two predominant forms of dry eye, its causes and treatments. See Full Story.

A Big Idea Comes to Life

Space Coast Living Health, August 1st, 2014

Brevard Eye Center has been featured in the Space Coast Living Health magazine. See Full Story.

Revolution in Eye Surgery

Florida Today, March 6th, 2014

Dr. Trespalacios discusses his views on femtosecond laser cataract procedures. See Full Story

CataLaze is now available in Central Florida

March 6th, 2014

CataLāze option with Laser guided precision Cataract Surgery now available to patients with Cataracts in Central Florida. See Full Story.

Eye, Surgery Center Under New Ownership

Florida Today, October 2013

Dr. Trespalacios and partner Gary Hardey purchased the Brevard Eye Center. See Full Story.

Smaller is BETTER


Dr. Trespalacios talks about how iStent can treat both cataracts and glaucoma in a single non-evasive procedure.  See Full Story.

Dr. Rafael Trespalacios Named to Prestigious 2013 BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA® List

Press Release, February 6, 2013

Dr. Trespalacios is first to receive this prestigious recognition; marks the first time that an ophthalmologist in Brevard County has earned this honor.  See Full Story.

Laser Revolutionizes Corneal Transplants

Florida Today, December 20, 2012

Dr. Trespalacios performs laser corneal transplant on Suntree resident whose cornea split.  See Full Story.

Dr. Rafael Trespalacios Performs First Central Florida Laser-Enabled Corneal Transplant

Melbourne, Florida, July 2012

Medical Director, Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, of Premier Eye MD and Brevard Eye Center has performed the first laser-enabled corneal transplant in the Central Florida area. See Full Story.

A Vision of Success


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Beyond LASIK


Dr. Trespalacios offers multiple refractive surgery options beyond LASIK for patients seeking independence from glasses and contacts. See Full Story.

Synthetic Cornea Rejuvenates Sight

Florida Today, November 2, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios performs first bilateral Intacs procedure on Keratoconus patient.  See Full Story.

Beyond LASIK…the ICL


Dr. Trespalacios discusses how the ICL has given those who are not candidates for LASIK the hope of achieving 20/20 or better vision.  See Full Story.

Can’t See 3-D

Florida Today, April 27, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios explains how not being able to see a 3D movie can be an indication of visual problems that need treatment.  See Full Story.

Tissue Helps Restore Sight

Floriday Today, March 16th, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios uses placenta lining to perform dramatic sight saving surgery.  See Full Story.

Sun Can Produce Growths on Eye

Florida Today, October 6, 2009

Dr. Trespalacios leads Brevard with advanced sutureless, tissue specific, and minimally invasive  techniques to treat pterygium damage. See Full Story.

Partial Corneal Transplant Requires Fewer Stitches, Speeds Healing and Visual Recovery

Florida Today, October 9, 2007

Dr. Trespalacios performs a partial corneal transplant at Brevard Surgery Center in Melbourne.  A partial corneal transplant:  the diseased inner layer of the cornea is stripped out and replaced with donor cells.  See Full Story.

Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, presenter for “Posters on Demand” at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Program

April 27 – May 2, 2007 

Dr. Trespalacios awarded POSTER OF INTEREST recognition for “Posters on Demand” at the annual ASCRS Program for 2007.

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