Welcome to The Starling Eye Group

Better vision has a direct impact on your quality of life. Only you can ensure that your eyes are in good health by taking time for regular vision check-ups.

Gainesville’s Premier Eye Care Experience

Better vision has a direct impact on your quality of life. Only you can ensure that your eyes are in good health by taking time for regular vision check-ups.

Our state of the art equipment and comprehensive eye exams are among the best you will find. Early detection and treatment of eye disease are critical for long term vision health.

New BlephEx & Blepharitis Treatment

Blepharitis is a chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eyelashes. Now, thanks to BlephEx, your eye doctor can precisely and safely, clean and exfoliate your eyelids and lashes, which will almost immediately improve your symptoms. Learn more.

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Our Gainesville Eye Clinic serves Starke, Alachua, Newberry and Jonesville.

EyePromise Restore at Starling Eye Group in Gainesville, FL

Starling Eye Group is proud to partner with ZeaVision EyePromse. With more than 40-million doses consumed and counting, EyePromise is the leading brand of doctor-recommended nutraceuticals for eye health.

EyePromise Restore replicates the natural 2:1 ratio of Zeaxanthin to Lutein found in a healthy fovea to help rebuild macular pigment, preserve and enhance healthy vision, and fight against Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Order yours today!

What is a stye anyway?

A stye (known by eye doctors as a hordeolum) is an infection of an oil gland which forms a pimple-like bump on the base of the eyelid or within the eyelid itself. Styes can be uncomfortable, causing swelling, pain, redness, discomfort and sometimes excessive tearing or blurred vision if it...

Eye Allergies

Along with congestion, runny nose, coughing, sneezing, headaches and difficulty breathing, individuals with allergies often suffer from eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis resulting in red, watery, itchy and sometimes swollen eyes. Just as irritants cause an allergic response in your nasal and respiratory system, your eyes also react with an...

Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses 

If you are over 40 and have difficulty seeing close up, you probably have a common age-related condition called presbyopia which is when the eye’s natural lens loses the ability to focus on close objects. Presbyopia is a natural process that occurs as the eye ages and affects the majority of...

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Our Office

Starling Eye Group

4635 NW 53rd Avenue Suite 202
Gainesville, FL 32653

If you are a current patient of the practice and you are in need of assistance after hours, please contact Dr.Starling by calling 352-333-9971. You will get the after hours message information on how to have Dr. Starling paged. Emergencies are responded to as soon as possible.

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Office Hours

  • 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and 1:00 - 6:00 PM*
  • 8:00 AM-  6:00 PM

*Please Note: We are closed on Thursdays from 12-1 PM for staff training