Sarah Eccles-Brown, M.D.


Dr. Eccles-Brown grew up in Florida and has served the Fort Myers community since 2016. She is dedicated to providing patients and their families with excellent surgical care and treatment of advanced eye disease. As a Board Certified Ophthalmologist, Dr. Eccles-Brown is an experienced, empathetic and committed physician who works to give every patient individualized care and attention. She specializes in refractive cataract surgery, microinvasive glaucoma surgery, blepharoplasty and cosmetic procedures striving to customize each intervention to the patient.

Dr. Eccles-Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “My goal is to provide each patient with the same high-quality eye care I would want for my own family member.”

In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, yoga, paddle-boarding and all water activities, traveling, learning foreign languages such as Spanish and Korean, baking and singing at church and with her children. Sarah and her husband have been married since 2004 and they love spending time with their three young sons.

Education & Service

Dr. Eccles-Brown graduated magna cum laude earning two Bachelor’s degrees from Florida State University in 2004 with one degree in Biological Science and the other degree in Psychology. She completed medical school at New York Medical College in 2008, earning her MD along with election to the prestigious medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha. She served as an active duty Air Force officer while completing her ophthalmology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas from 2008 to 2012. Unique and valuable experience was gained at the Level 1 Trauma Center and while caring for patients in the Burn Ward who were flown in from all over the state of Texas as well as active duty members injured abroad in the line of duty.

Before her time in Fort Myers, Dr. Eccles-Brown was a Major in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Eglin Air Force Base from 2012-2016 where she had the honor of serving the active duty, retiree and dependent population of Northwest Florida as a comprehensive ophthalmologist.

Accomplishments and Honorable Mention

  • Societies / Organizations

    • American Academy of Ophthalmology
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
    • Society of Military Ophthalmologists
    • Lee County Medical Society

  • Board Certification

    • American Board of Ophthalmology, 2013

  • Additional Training / Certifications

    • Refractive Surgery VISX STAR S4 IR® certification, 2009
    • Refractive Surgery WaveLight® certification, 2009
    • IntraLase® Femtosecond LASIK certification, 2014
    • LenSx® Alcon Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery certification, 2016
    • iStent Inject® certification, 2018
    • Kahook Dual Blade® certification, 2019
    • OMNI 360® certification, 2020

  • Honors / Awards

    • Florida Bright Futures 100% Scholarship Recipient
    • Academic Scholarships - Florida State University & New York Medical College
    • U.S. Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program
    • Golden Key International Honor Society
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Phi Eta Sigma
    • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
    • Distinguished Military Graduate and Intern of the Quarter - awarded by transitional intern year program, 2009
    • Dr. Kenneth L. Piest Award for Excellence in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Research - Alamo City Ophthalmology Clinical Conference, 2012
    • Notable Noles - Florida State University Young Alumni Award, 2018
    • Top 40 under 40 Award - Business Observer, 2019
    • 40 under 40 Outstanding Young Achievers Award - Gulfshore Business, 2020
    • Naples Illustrated Top Doctors, 2022

  • Humanitarian Activities

    • Team member, USAF Mobile Ophthalmic Surgery Team, Pisco, Perú, 2012

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