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Environmental Initiatives
at Eye Centers
of Florida

Our Founder and Medical Director, David C. Brown, M.D., F.A.C.S., has long believed that the key to maintaining our planet — and Florida’s natural beauty — is investing in numerous environmental initiatives across the region.

That’s why we’re proud to support Eve Haverfield’s not-for-profit organization, Turtle Time, Inc., a Florida state-permitted monitoring group that keeps track of sea turtle activity from Fort Myers Beach to the Lee-Collier County line.

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What began as a one-woman operation in 1989, that found Eve driving from beach to beach to spot sea turtle nests, has become a corps of almost 200 volunteers. Besides finding, recording, and protecting any nests they find, Turtle Time has also helped create some of the most important initiatives for helping these endangered animals survive, and helps sick or injured sea turtles get rehabilitation.

In 1996, she recorded 30 sea turtle nests. In 2019, there were 112.

We feel lucky to get to play an ongoing part in Eve’s mission — in fact, we donated the John Deere ATV that she’s pictured with in this article!

To learn more about Turtle Time, click here. And to find out how Eye Centers of Florida cares for your eyes as much as it cares for the environment, call us at (239) 320-7342 or schedule an appointment online!

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