Our Physicians

Richard Hamilton, MD

Dr. Hamilton is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

He has a strong interest in diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, complex retina detachments, flashes/floaters, and uveitis.


Harvard College, magna cum laude, AB, Chemistry

Harvard Medical School, MD

Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, post-sophomore fellowship, Pathology


Doheny Eye Institute/USC, Los Angeles, CA Ophthalmology, Uveitis, Ultrasound

Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Retina


Private Practice 16 years at Center for Retina and Macular Disease, Lakeland, FL

Dr. Hamilton is a Charter Member of the International Masters of Retina (IMOR). He belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retinal Specialists, American Medical Association, Florida Medical Association, and Polk County Medical Association.

Dr. Hamilton has conducted over 100 teaching and speaking engagements to local, regional, national, and international groups. He has also published five abstracts with Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), two book chapters, and served as a principal or sub-investigator in over 200 clinical trials.

Dr. Hamilton resides in Lakeland, Florida. He supports local high school athletics, the Polk Museum of Art, VISTE and WeCare. He enjoys spending time with family, spectator sports, movies, collecting books, traveling, and dining out.

Greg Hileski


Beautiful new office. The staff was very kind. Dr. Hamilton was very knowledgeable about my eye condition and was happy to see me. I will definitely be back next year.

David Misch, MD

Dr. Misch is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

He has a strong interest in macular holes, macular puckers, macular degeneration and intraocular lens repositioning surgery.


Mayo Graduate School of Medicine/Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Ophthalmology

LSU-Lions Eye Center, New Orleans. Louisiana, Retina 

Dr. Frederick Reeser, M.D., Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Retina


Former Chief Resident, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine/Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Private Practice: 2 years at Florida Retina Institute, Jacksonville, Florida

Private Practice: 31 years at Center for Retina and Macular Disease, Winter Haven, FL

Dr. Misch is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, American Society of Retina Specialists, and Polk County Medical Society.

Dr. Misch and his wife, Deb, reside in Bartow and are both active in numerous community activities.  They have three adult children.  

Dr. Misch is an avid bicyclist and pilots a sailplane during his free time.


University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Chemistry

Medical College of Wisconsin, MD

University of South Florida, MBA

Dawn Kahre


Dr. Misch is an exceptional, accomplished ophthalmologist who combines clinical precision with a warm, open and respectful manner. I have been a patient of Dr. Misch since 2011. When he performed a complicated surgery on my eye, he took time to listen, explain the procedure and thoroughly answer all my questions. Post-surgical complications surfaced on a Sunday; Dr. Misch responded by opening his office to tend to my eye, once again providing unparalleled care. Dr. Misch’s staff is well-trained, efficient and compassionate. Their commitment to excellence is apparent in all they do. His office is a beautifully appointed space designed to put patients at ease. All my encounters with Dr. Misch have been exemplary. In short, he is the best of the best.