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Meet the Physician


Dr. Joseph Anthony Buglisi, Jr., DO, a board certified ophthalmic surgeon, graduated from Cornell University. He completed his medical education at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his residency training at Georgetown University, Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Buglisi served in the US Navy as an Ophthalmologist, which included 7 months in Iraq. During his career, Dr. Buglisi has worked in various settings including military bases, inner cities and rural communities. His comprehensive practice includes cataract surgery, refractive surgery (PRK and LASIK), ICL procedures, premium IOLs, Neovascular glaucoma, globe ruptures and white cataracts.

Dr. Buglisi has worked with the University of Florida teaching the next generation of ophthalmologists the latest techniques in refractive surgery. He was honored to perform refractive surgery on America’s heroes including naval pilots and US Navy SEALs where precision is everything. These varied experiences have taught him the skills to feel competent treating patients of all ages and level of care as he is able to identify advanced pathology, as well as the understated nuances of elective procedures.

Dr. Buglisi is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Buglisi enjoys spending time with his wife and his five children and an occasional round of golf or fishing.


“I believe every patient should be treated like a family member. Getting the diagnosis right is critical, but almost equally important is showing my patients I truly care for their well-being. I want my patients to know that even though unfortunate things can happen to good people, they can trust that I will be there for them when they need me. I feel fortunate to be part of a profession that can offer so much to improve someone’s quality of life. There is no greater professional reward than being the recipient of my patient’s smile and hug because of what I was able to do for them. That gratitude is what continues to inspire me to be the best ophthalmologist I can be.”

Dr. Joseph A. Buglisi, Jr., DO

Dr. Bulgisi
Dr. Joseph Anthony Buglisi, Jr.
“3 things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes."