Dr. Joseph W. Spadafora, D.O.
Board Certified Ophthalmologist & Medical Director

An established and highly skilled Board Certified Ophthalmologist with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Spadafora serves as Medical Director at Community Eye Center (CEC).

Dr. Spadafora upholds CEC’s commitment to continuous improvement in quality through adaptation of technological advances with his national medical research. During the past three decades, Dr. Spadafora performed research in ocular anti-inflammatory agents, glaucoma, medicines, ocular antibiotic agents and laser-guided cataract extraction at St. Lucy’s Outpatient Surgery Center

Sharing his knowledge and expertise, Dr. Spadafora acted as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. An altruistic role, he considers the cultivation of future ophthalmologists the lifeblood of his discipline and field.

In addition to his national research and benevolent teaching endeavors, Dr. Spadafora is ingrained in the community. A part of countless efforts to give back to the local community, he also served on the Board of Governor of Prevent Blindness. Florida.

A true nature lover, Dr. Spadafora spends time outside of the office at his experimental farm in Arcadia.

Board Certification

AOA (American Osteopathic Association)

Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Member

Florida Medical Society Member

Charlotte County Medical Society Member

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Tampa

All Area Hospitals

Education

Fellowship(s): (Anterior Segment Surgery) Fellowship Training in Long Beach,CA

Residency: (Ophthalmology Residency) Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa, OK

Internship: Metropolitan General Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL

Medical School: University of Health Science College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Kansas, City, MO

Graduate: MS University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Undergraduate: BA Boston University, Boston, MA

"Each and every one of us at Community Eye Center promise to take care of you and provide you with the individualized medical care that you deserve. We promise to deliver the highest quality care and service to you and your family. Most of all, we promise to inform, educate and give you the excellent care you need to preserve your health."

Port Charlotte
21275 Olean Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
941-625-1325

North Port
1331 S. Sumter Blvd
North Port, FL 34287
941-423-8137

Venice
1988 S. Tamiami Trail
Venice, FL 34293
941-408-0145

Call 941-625-1325 Or Book Your Appointment Online.

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"Dr. Spadafora is an exceptional person and doctor with a great personality. My Father came for a visit with horrible issues in his eyes from a long-term reaction to eye medicine prescribed in Michigan. Dr. Spadafora immediately identified the problem, prescribed a different drop and within 1 day my Father stated the burning and pain had decreased dramatically. At the three day followup, the difference was huge with almost no redness or swelling around the eyes and minimal burning and itching. The office staff is just as friendly and helpful, a reflection of a happy office atmosphere. Thank goodness my primary care doctor referred us to Dr. Spadafora!!!!"

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"I have been Blessed beyond measure ~ Thank You Dr. Joseph Spadafora and Staff! The enhanced vision has allowed me to see so much beauty in detail and enhancement. My first trip outdoors this morning and driving were so enriched in color and beauty and I was able to see numbers, colors and God's beauty surround me. WOW!! Thank ALL of You so much, now to get the hold behind the retina fixed. All of God's work with your help!!!!"

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"Dr. Spadafora is the best cataract surgeon in the Charlotte County area- and maybe anywhere! He really cares about his patients."

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"Best and most caring eye doctor ever."

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"A very caring and kind doctor! He is excellent at explaining procedures and making sure his patients are informed and comfortable."

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"Dr. Spadafora is AWESOME! We have been to many eye doctors before and we haven't met anyone so nice and caring like him."