• Dr. Joel HunterYou've come to the right place. If you are looking for an expert in Orlando to care for your vision needs then Hunter Vision is your best destination. Dr. Hunter is a specialist in LASIK surgery, premium custom cataract surgery, dry eye issues and general eye care. He has performed thousands of eye surgeries, including LASIK, PRK, SBK, ASA, clear lens exchange (or refractive lensectomy), and cataract surgery.If you are seeking an Orlando LASIK surgery expert you can feel confident that Dr. Hunter can provide you with a complete solution for vision correction. Your first step to achieving excellent vision is to determine candidacy and come into our office for a complimentary evaluation. Because Dr. Hunter is a vision correction specialist he will suggest the refractive procedure that will be best for your long-term vision. If LASIK eye surgery is not an option because you have a cataract he will be happy to suggest the appropriate lens implant that can help you see better at near, far, and intermediate distances after cataract surgery. Hunter Vision boasts the latest in technology, but it is the experience that money can't buy that makes Hunter Vision the first choice of patients needing eye care and vision correction. You spend time with the doctor at every visit and are cared for from the moment you contact our office. As Dr. Hunter says, "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."

    Joel Hunter MD, is a board certified ophthalmologist located in Orlando,FL, with a fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery. He grew up in Orlando and attended Medical School and residency at the University of South Florida. His distinguished fellowship training under the world renowned Dr. Daniel Durrie, a pioneer in cataract and refractive surgery, afforded him the opportunity to participate in various clinical studies. He has published numerous articles and studies in reference to LASIK surgery.

  • Dr. Hunter spends the entirety of your Hunter Vision 3D LASIK procedure talking to you and reassuring you that you are absolutely being cared for and are in good hands. His calming demeanor and bedside manner is equal to his rock solid surgical skill and he cares for and about every single patient. During LASIK Dr. Hunter first applies anesthetic eye drops to numb the eye for your procedure. Dr. Hunter then creates a thin layer of bubbles in your cornea (the front window of your eye) using a femtosecond blade-free laser. He then tests for laser alignment and verbally walks you through the process. The cornea is separated at the bubble layer yet still attached at a hinge, and the excimer laser is applied to the exposed interior surface of the cornea to reshape the tissue. In less than 60 seconds, cool, high-energy pulses from the excimer laser actually reshape the internal cornea. The attached layer is then repositioned over the treated area. This natural bandage helps to eliminate the discomfort associated with other types of refractive surgery, and expedites the healing process. You will leave the Orlando office on your surgery day with Dr. Hunter's personal cell phone number should you have any questions before your post operative check up on the following morning. The LASIK procedure itself is painless and typically takes 10-15 minutes in the laser suite at Hunter Vision.

    Hunter Vision is the exclusive provider of 3D LASIK, an all laser, blade-less LASIK experience pioneered by Dr. Hunter in Orlando, that includes a three dimensional evaluative exam combined with an excimer laser treatment that is designed to retain the natural 3D shape of your individual cornea. His patient's post operative results are continually in the top percentages in the country.*

    *results are measured against medical peers using nomogram data provided through Surgivision through a relationship with Alcon Labs

  • Cataract surgery in Orlando is incredibly common due to the warm climate and the desire to live the golden years enjoying year-round golfing, sight seeing, reading a book under a beach umbrella, walking in the park, and not shoveling snow! Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most performed surgeries in all of the world. From snow birds to year round residents in central florida, Hunter Vision has options for you to improve your vision and your ability to enjoy all this great state has to offer.

    Cataracts are a result of birthdays. If you are blessed enough to have enough birthdays, cataracts will eventually become a reality for you. The great news is cataract surgery options are the best they've ever been and you came to the right eye surgeon to learn about your options. Of all medical procedures available for correcting vision, one of Dr.Hunter's personal favorites is cataract surgery.Given the advances in lens technology, Orlando cataract surgeon, Dr. Hunter now has the technology available to get many cataract patients out of distance and reading glasses by using premium intra-ocular lenses (called "premium IOLs"). These new IOLs allow for vision never possible before this technology came to the market just a few years ago. Previously, cataract surgery involved removing the cloudy lens in each eye and implanting a new, clear monofocal lens, usually to help with distance vision . Traditional cataract surgery was almost always followed by an appointment to get a glasses prescription since it didn't involve astigmatism correction or helping with reading vision. While that procedure is still done today millions of times per year and is a wonderful relief for those who have cataracts, it has been improved and patients have wonderful new options to choose to match their lifestyle! Premium lenses in now give you the ability to see better at near, far, and intermediate distances after cataract surgery.

    Most recently, laser assisted cataract surgery was introduced into the world of vision correction. These new lasers "automate" parts of the cataract surgery procedure typically performed by an eye surgeon and are becoming increasingly more common. While there is not the same amount of data gathered in regards to results for laser assisted cataract surgery as compared to more traditional and proven methods, it is generally accepted throughout ophthalmology that the years to come will highlight this technology as it matures and if proven more effective it will become the standard for cataract surgery.

  • The vision correction consultation at Hunter Vision is free of charge and Dr. Hunter will go through your personal best vision plan with you. It is important to find out if you are a candidate for LASIK, PRK, SBK, ASA, ICL or Refractive Lens Exchange—because not everyone is! Your consultation is critical in determining your best next steps toward vision that you can enjoy every day. You only have one set of eyes and we believe it's critical to allow a board certified, fellowship trained eye surgeon, with an unwavering commitment to integrity and care, evaluate your eyes. Dr. Hunter wants what's best for you and your vision and the team he assembled at Hunter Vision is built to care for you through your vision correction journey. An hour of your time spent at Hunter Vision learning about your options, just might change the way you see the world.

    If you live in the Orlando area or are planning on visiting central florida for an extended period of time in the near future, make sure to set up your free consultation at Hunter Vision. Come meet the team and let Dr. Hunter evaluate your vision for you! Patients regularly fly in from out of state just to have Dr. Hunter correct their vision. If that's part of your plan, just call the office, let us know when you are coming and we will help to coordinate your times at Hunter Vision to match best with your time in Orlando.