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OptiExpress and Dr. J. Michael Witherington join Quigley Eye Specialists

By Staff | Dec 30, 2020

Quigley Eye Specialists, a Southwest Florida leader in the diagnosis and treatment of vision disorders, has acquired OptiExpress, an established optometry practice founded by Dr. J. Michael Witherington.

The acquisition includes the two offices of OptiExpress in Fort Myers and Cape Coral.

OptiExpress and Dr. Witherington join 10 other practices under Quigley Eye Specialists ownership in Lee, Collier and Charlotte counties. It is the fifth acquisition by Quigley Eye Specialists in the past five months.

“Dr. Witherington is an excellent doctor with a stellar reputation in Cape Coral and Fort Myers for more than 20 years. Quigley Eye Specialists is growing rapidly to keep up with patient demand, so it is important that we continue to add exceptional physicians to our medical team,” said Dr. Thomas Quigley, founder of Quigley Eye Specialists.

By adding two more locations in Lee County, Dr. Quigley said Quigley Eye Specialists can give patients better access to care so that patients can be seen the same day, if needed.

“As rapidly as this area is growing, we must have enough excellent doctors to meet the demand,” he said.

Other Quigley Eye Specialists offices in Lee County are located at 15640 New Hampshire Court in Fort Myers; 2277 First St., in downtown Fort Myers; 6091 South Pointe Blvd. in Fort Myers; 112 Del Prado North, in Cape Coral; and 5220 Lee Blvd., in Lehigh Acres. The facial plastic surgery office of Dr. Stephen Prendiville at 9407 Cypress Lake Drive also is part of Quigley Eye Specialists.

In addition, Quigley Eye Specialists opened The Q iLasik & Med Spa in Naples last month and also acquired the Naples and Fort Myers locations of Assuage Luxury Spa this summer.

Dr. Witherington and OptiExpress will continue to provide care from their offices at 11170 Summerlin Square Road in Fort Myers and 513 Cape Coral Parkway W in Cape Coral. No operational changes are planned because of the acquisition.

Dr. Witherington is the founder and director of OptiExpress. It was established in 1999 in Cape Coral, and he created OptiExpress in Fort Myers Beach in 2001. Dr. Witherington has been providing eye care to these communities for 20 years. He received his doctor of optometry degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1980.

Quigley Eye Specialists, founded in 1988, consists of more than 70 medical professionals, including surgeons, optometrists, retina specialists and technicians. Offices are conveniently located throughout Southwest Florida in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs and Naples. For more information, please visit www.QuigleyEye.com.