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Dr. Joel Hunter


Dr. Joel Hunter is a board-certified ophthalmologist and Orlando LASIK surgeon. His specialties are refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery, LASIK, and dry eye issues. He has performed thousands of refractive surgeries, including LASIK, PRK, SBK, ASA, clear lens exchange, cataract surgery, and refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery. Dr. Hunter lectures across the country on cataract and refractive surgery and can often be found training other doctors in the newest LASIK surgery techniques.

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Dr. Joel Hunter, M.D.

Providing Unique Vision Care For Every Patient

During his residency at the University of South Florida, Dr. Hunter began to see for the first time the results possible when a passion, gifting, and opportunity finally align. It was there that he first started performing cataract surgery and decided to focus his energy on the specific discipline of refractive surgery. While at his one-year fellowship in Kansas City, Dr. Hunter was immersed in and trained on the most advanced equipment, by the leader in the field of refractive surgery, Dan Durrie, MD.

Education & Training

Taylor University


University of South Florida College of Medicine

Medical School

Riverside Regional Hospital

General Medicine

University of South Florida, Department of Ophthalmology


Durrie Vision, Kansas City, Kansas


Professional Affiliations

Board-certified: American Board of Ophthalmology

What Does Dr. Hunter Do For Fun?

When not at work, his favorite way to spend time is with his kids, Luke and Lena. He has seen the movie The Princess and the Frog 43 times. After the kids are in bed, he likes building computers, lock picking, and fixing fountain pens. When listing his hobbies, he included a note saying, ”This writing exercise has made me realize I should probably have at least one hobby that makes me seem less nerdy. Say I wrestle alligators. Wait, no, say, ‘gator rasslin’.”

Dr. Joel Hunter, MD
Dr. Hunter, Eye Laser Surgeon at Magruder

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