I started my ophthalmology practice to care for patients in a respectful and sincere way. I love helping my patients see better, empowering them to take control of their health, and caring for them like family. I welcome patients’ input and participation in their treatment.
I am a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist. I am experienced in Laser Cataract Surgery, LASIK/PRK, Glaucoma and General Eye Exams. I hold many industry certifications pertaining to those. I am on the active medical staff at the Department of Ophthalmology, St. Vincent’s Southside Hospital. I gained my ophthalmology experience working with the U.S. Navy at NAS Jacksonville, the University of Florida, and Shands Hospital in Gainesville. I have practiced ophthalmology in the Jacksonville area for the last 16 years, where I live with my husband, son and two dogs.
My education started by earning an International Baccalaureate diploma and graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Florida. I was awarded my Doctor of Medicine with Honors from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. While in medical school, I was nominated for membership to Alpha Omega Alpha, a national honor society. I also earned the HM Hill Scholarship, a merit-based award. I was accepted for internship at the Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Medicine in 2001. My post graduate studies continued at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where I spend most of my time learning the techniques of advanced cataract, refractive surgery, and treatment of glaucoma.
I am an active member of several organizations including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Florida Medical Society, Florida Society of Ophthalmology, and Duval County Medical Society. I continue to be actively involved in ophthalmology research on cataracts, and effects of systemic medications on cataract formation. I have also been an investigator in studies on diabetic and drug induced retinopathy. I am excited that you are considering my practice. My team is ready to care for you in a relaxed and personalized way. Welcome to Champion Eye.
I am a board-certified optometric physician, who is originally from Toronto, Canada and completed my Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Prior to this, I completed a B.Sc in psychology at Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, then went overseas to the UK where I received a dual degree of B.Sc in Optometry with honors, as well as a Masters in Criminology at the prestigious Cardiff University in Wales, UK.
My professional training and experiences include numerous health care and surgical clinics throughout the east coast and the Veterans Administration Hospital in West Haven, CT, where I developed a strong interest and expertise in low vision rehabilitation as well as ocular disease. In our clinic, I will be providing comprehensive eye examinations, diabetic eye examinations, glaucoma management, ocular disease, dry eye management, and pre and post op care and management.
I enjoy humanitarian services, which include volunteered eye care in Nairobi, Kenya, with ongoing efforts there and within the USA. I am a member of the Florida Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH).
My philosophy of care is focused on engaging and educating patients to be involved in their own medical decision making. I work with patients to provide a comprehensive understanding of their ocular health and am eager to cultivate a relationship where questions may be asked and answered in a welcoming, professional, and relaxed setting.
Dr. Champion and I have worked alongside each other for 7+ years, and we share a vision and passion for ocular health for our patients. We look forward to welcoming you to our Champion Eyecare family.
This office is very professional and friendly. I have seen both Dr Champion and Dr Crofton. Both are excellent!
Dr. Crofton is amazing - friendly, caring, patient, and knowledgeable. She spends the time to explain details and answer questions.
I recently had cataract surgery performed by Dr. Champion. It was a very good experience. She, Dr. Crofton and their entire staff are very caring. Everything was clearly explained prior to the surgeries. I had some issues which complicated determination of the proper lenses. But, the results were perfect, even with those complications. There were no surprises, either in the surgeries or billings. I would highly recommend this practice.
I needed an appointment right away and got it within 2 hours of my request. Dr. Crofton did a thorough exam called in a prescription and am now looking for some relief.
Dr. Champion has been my ophthalmologist for over 10 years. She is an excellent physician and has treated me with the upmost respect and professionalism starting with my first visit. She is kind and considerate and makes me feel more like a welcomed individual instead of just another patient. She is never to busy to answer my questions and always try to reassure me when I am a little anxious about what is going on with my eyes. The entire staff at Nicoltz Eye Consultant always conduct themselves in a very professional manner. And the technicians make a point of knowing you by name!
I have been a patient of Dr. Champion for years, as was my mother. She is TERRIFIC!
She is very caring and patient. My husband and I like her very much. She spends lots of time with each patient and is very through. She and her assistant work very well together.
Dr Champion is our opthamologist and so happy she is. I trust her and glad she is now located i Jacksonville Beach.
Attentive, good bed side manners, and she has great attention to detail . Stays with it until she gets the best results. I would trust her with my eyesight without hesitation.
I arrived at the office, signed in and took a seat. They called my name a few minutes later. A skilled technician performed the usual tests, i.e., a vision test and eye pressures. I was taken to Dr. Champion's examination room. Soon, another technician checked my eye pressures. After a short wait, Dr. Champion arrived. She examined my eyes with a bright light and magnification. She also checked my eye pressures, which were good. Essentially, no appreciable change in pressures or changes inside my eyes. As usual, I felt the knowledge, care and accuracy of the examinations were excellent. It was a good visit.