Dr. Payman Haft is an ophthalmologist for Florida Eye Associates, serving locations in Melbourne, Viera and Cocoa Beach.
Q: Why did you go into this career?
A: To be able to help people with vision problems see better, and to detect and prevent eye disease.
Q: What services do you provide?
A: Laser vision correction, cataract surgery, cornea transplants, pterygium surgery, dry eye treatment and general eye care.
Q: What makes this area of medicine fulfilling for you?
A: Caring for vision, the most important of the senses, can make a huge difference in people’s lives.
Q: When did you realize this was the right medical career path for you?
A: Second year of medical school, during our ophthalmology module.
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Q: What’s the latest advancement in your field that will benefit patients?
A: Improvements in corneal transplantation techniques and treatments for dry eye, among others.
Q: Best advice for current and potential patients?
A: Take care of your eyes! Have your eyes checked routinely.
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Name: Payman Haft, MD
Where you’re based: Melbourne, Viera, Cocoa Beach
Education: Doctor of Medicine, University of Miami School of Medicine. Residency in Ophthalmology. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine. Fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine.
Professional background: Florida Eye Associates, 2009-present.
Address: 502 E. New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32901
Contact (Phone/e-mail): (321) 727-2020
On the Web: www.floridaeyeassociates.com