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Read the landmark stories that have shaped Brevard Eye Center into what it is today.

For media inquiries, please contact Gary Hardey at (321) 984-3200, or e-mail

Celebrating Dads Special Feature

SpaceCoast Living, June, 2019

Dr. Tres feels his job as a father is to make his children competent participants in the community, without exasperating them, which he describes as an “ever-elusive balance.”

Options in Sight

SpaceCoast Living, January 1, 2018

At Brevard Eye Center, there is a dedicated and experienced staff ready to repair vision problems afflicting patients, as well as maintain proper eye health.

2015 Best Doctors

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.

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.

Eye Surgery Center Under New Ownership

Florida Today, October 2013

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

Laser Revolutionizes Corneal Transplants

Florida Today, December 20, 2012

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

Beyond LASIK

Spacecoast Living Health, Spring 2011

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

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.

Effective Treatment for Dry Eye

SpaceCoast Living, May, 2019

Dr. Tres was the first in Brevard, and one of the first in the U.S., to offer a revoluntionary new treatment for evaporative dry-eye disorder – a simple process that can be performed right in his office.

UCF Alumnus doctor performs ground-breaking eye surgery

Central Florida Future, October 28th, 2014

Dr. Trespalacios provides the “gift of sight.”

Revolution in Eye Surgery

Florida Today, March 6th, 2014

Dr. Trespalacios discusses his views on femtosecond laser cataract procedures.

Smaller is Better

Spacecoast Living Health, Fall 2013

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

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.

Synthetic Cornea Rejuvenates Sight

Florida Today, November 2, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios performs first bilateral Intacs procedure on Keratoconus patient.

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.

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.

See What You’ve Been Missing – Catalaze Cataract Treatment

SpaceCoast Living, Spring, 2019

The technology used in CataLaze allows Dr. Tres to analyze a patient’s eye during cataract surgery, which gives him the most precise and premium lens impant solution, in real time.

GoodBye Dry Eye

Florida Today, August 7th, 2014

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

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.

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

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.

A Vision of Success

Spacecoast Living Health, April 2012

There are only a handful of qualified and experienced refractive surgeons in the world and no others in Central Florida that can offer what Rafael Trespalacios, M.D. of Brevard eye Center can.

Beyond LASIK…the ICL

Spacecoast Living, May 26, 2010

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

Tissue Helps Restore Sight

Florida Today, March 16th, 2010

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

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.

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