About Us


Meet Dr. Lenka Champion

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.


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What Our Clients Say

Rebecca Hernandez
My eye doctor retired and I was referred to Champion Eyecare by her. I have been seen by Dr. Crofton each visit. They are always friendly, professional and time conscious. If you are looking for eye care I would recommend Champion.
Judy Martin
I highly recommend Champion Eye Care. I have been a patient of Dr Champion for many years. She is kind, caring and very thorough. Her entire office staff is top notch. I recently had cataract surgery and everything went very well. I was thoroughly informed of all aspects of the procedure and follow up. I had both eyes done over a 4 week period. I now have perfect vision.
Aisha Akil Clem
Dr. Champion is the best. I have been going to her for over 20 years. When she moved her office my husband and I moved to her new office location. She is a very caring ophthalmologist. I recommend her If you need an ophthalmologist. Her staff is very professional, courteous, and also caring.
Michael Parrish
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.
Kathy Purks
I’ve been going to Dr. Champion for at least 5 years. She did my cataract surgery a few years ago. She has an exemplary practice and staff. They are very professional and personable, and they make me feel comfortable and in good hands. I recommend them highly!
Margaret Johnston
I have experienced excellent listening, intelligent medical care from Dr.Champion. She, and her staff are professionals while being welcoming and personable. I followed Dr. Champion from the former group practice she was in when I was recommended to her, to her developed new practice. Once I find an excellent practitioner, it is the person I am now chosing, not the location of convenience. I choose Dr. Champion.
Ennio Ponzetto
Dr Champion runs an outstanding practice. The cataract removal and replacement surgery was a success. 20/20 vision for the first time in my life. The staff was courteous and extremely professional. Thanks to all and all the best. EP
David C.
Dr. Champion is gentle, caring and thorough in every aspect of her practice. I have been a patient for years and I am not disappointed in the care I receive from her and her staff. "Thank you Champion Eye Care for taking care of us"!
Karen Copeland
We love Dr Champion and Kelly, Rachel, and all of the staff. We both needed surgeries and routine eye care, and our experience with Dr Champion over the past several years has exceeded our expectations! She is an excellent physician and person.
Tititia Patton-Allen
I truly enjoyed my experience at Champion Eye care. The staff was remarkable. They provided me with all the necessary Information I needed. I will continue to be a patient here. Dr. Champion you are awesome thank you so much.
Eve Ridgely
Dr. Champion and staff are very knowledgeable , compassionate, and efficient. Ashley takes the time to explain things in an understandable way. Dr. Champion provides hope and optimism. We will be patients of Dr. Champions for many years to come!
Debra Waller
I was greeted with friendly staff members. The office was clean and soothing. The staff members were very professional and friendly. Dr. Champion spoke with me on a personal level and answered my questions. My billing procedures were clearly laid out and a folder of information was given to me.
Carolina Winters
Dr. Champion is such a great doctor & the entire staff is awesome too! She’s extremely smart & thorough. She truly cares about each client individually & helping them to feel their best! Thanks so much, I’m glad I found you.
Kimberly Stephens
Staff was wonderful. Dr. Champion put my mind at ease and I feel confident having her perform my cataract surgery. I can't wait to see again!
Kandie Rice
Dr Champion is the best! She and her staff take excellent care of their patients. I had cataract surgery by Dr Champion 3 yrs ago and follow up every year.
Brian Kelly
Dr. Champion and her staff are amazing. I have worn glasses or contacts for 60 years. I had cataract surgery and lens implants in both eyes and today I have 20/20 vision. I could not see the big E on the chart before. This has been an amazing and life changing experience.. I wish I could give more than 5 stars !
Susan Hamilton
I have been a patient of Dr. Champion for years, as was my mother. She is TERRIFIC!
J. Martin
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.
Timothy Stewart
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.