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!

Cutting Edge Eye-dentification

We have all seen the futuristic thrillers that use high-tech eye scanning identification systems but nowadays the technology does exist to use them in real life. A greater number of high security establishments have begun to use iris recognition for identification and security systems.   How does it work? The...

Innovations in Color Blindness

There have been a lot of videos going viral lately of color blind people “seeing color” for the first time using specialized glasses. The emotional reactions of amazement, shock and joy even lead some to break down into tears. The glasses provide these individuals a way to view the world...

Poolside Eye Safety

Whether it is the sea, the sand, the sun or the softball field, summer brings people outside and this creates exposure to a multitude of potential dangers to the eyes.  One risk that is possibly the least obvious is the swimming pool. Swimming pools are the culprit for multitudes 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