Celebrating 20 Years of Collins Vision

Collins Vision is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice serving Southwest Florida with a focus on exceptional service, safety, and state-of-the-art facilities. As an industry-leading team of specialists, they offer preventative, corrective, and ongoing eyecare for patients of all ages and stages of life. 

This year, Collins Vision celebrates 20 years of their practice. To honor this milestone, we’re learning a little more about what makes Collins Vision so unique! 

Two men in suits with a phoropter for The Scout Guide.
Photography by Audrey Snow Owen for The Scout Guide Naples Vol. 9

How did Collins Vision begin? Why Naples? Collins Vision began back in 2004, serving Fort Myers and the surrounding communities. Dr. Collins’ goal was to create an exceptional patient experience while exceeding expectations in care as well as outcomes. A short time later, Dr. Collins decided it was time to establish a location in Naples to more conveniently serve his patients in the area. To lead the Naples team, Dr. Collins scouted the entire nation to find an ophthalmologist who shares the same passion for patient care and commitment to service that are synonymous with Collins Vision.

He found the perfect addition to the clinical team in Naples in Jason Friedrichs, MD, MS. Anchored by these two skilled, reputable and extremely likable doctors, the people of Naples need not go anywhere else to receive world-class vision care.

What is something most people don’t know about your team?Fathers play an important role here at Collins Vision! Part of the inspiration behind Dr. Friedrichs’ career choice as an ophthalmologist was his father, who is blind. Dr. Collins wears a fishhook pendant he received on a fishing trip with his father in New Zealand. The “Hei Hatau” symbol is said to bring prosperity, good health, and safe travel across water.

What is Collins Vision most excited about this year? We are thrilled and proud to celebrate 20 years of our practice in Southwest Florida. September marks our official anniversary!

Where can we find the team outside of work? Both Dr. Friedrichs and Dr. Collins love to golf and fish, and they often enjoy these activities together! Dr. Friedrichs is the better fisher, and Dr. Collins is the better golfer–their words, not ours! 

Two smiling individuals on a boat displaying a caught fish on a sunny day, dressed in casual outdoor gear with protective eyewear, embodying the adventurous spirit of The Scout Guide.
Dr. Friedrichs and Dr. Collins recently won the 29th annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Fishing Tournament, hosted by The Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

Learn more about Collins Vision, their services and philosophy online. You can book appointments at either of their conveniently located offices, so amazing eye care is never too far away!

6900 International Center Blvd., Fort Myers, FL
875 105th Ave. N., Naples
@collinsvisionfl | 239.936.4706


Three elegant professionals featured in The Scout Guide for Collins Vision.