Dr. Robert Bentz, DO, founded the Bentz Eye Center in 2001, and since then has been providing the community of West Palm Beach and surrounding neighborhoods with state of the art medical eye care. He proudly attended both University of Notre Dame and The Ohio State University for his undergraduate degree before continuing on to Philadelphia College where he earned his medical degree in Osteopathic Medicine in 1978. His internship and ophthalmology residency were at Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Detroit Osteopathic Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and he completed his basic science in ophthalmology at Standford University. He finished a fellowship with world renowned neuro-ophthalmologist Dr. John Costin in Cleveland, Ohio and was board certified in ophthalmology in 1986.
As his patients and colleagues can attest, Dr. Bentz has always been dedicated to staying on the leading edge of ophthalmology. He has a long professional history in Palm Beach County serving patients’ needs for medical eye care including: cataracts, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastic. Since 1982, Dr. Bentz has successfully performed more than 20,000 micro-surgical procedures and was among the first surgeons in Palm Beach County to offer LASIK. He utilizes the most current techniques and technology to achieve the best possible outcomes for his patients and he offers a high level of post-operative care.
A regular participant in mission work, Dr. Bentz has traveled to many third-world countries performing all aspects of eye surgery including cataract surgery, strabismus surgery, and corneal transplants. He continues to keep current in all aspects of ophthalmology and has been an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University Medical School in the Department of Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology since 1985. He participates in the training of ophthalmology residents, allowing them to rotate through his private practice. He operates at Northpoint Surgery Center and The Laser and Surgery Center of the Palm Beaches.
Bentz Eye Center is truly a patient centric ophthalmology practice where Dr. Bentz’ philosophy of care is evident on a daily basis. On behalf of Dr. Bentz, we welcome to you to our practice and look forward to serving your medical eyecare needs!