Richard Floyd, M.D.

Dr. Richard P. Floyd received his Bachelor of Medical Science degree from Dartmouth Medical School and his Medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He received his ophthalmology specialty training from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston.

He maintains a clinical teaching position at Harvard Medical School where he has an appointment of Clinical Instructor in Ophthalmology. For years, he was active in training young surgeons in the art and science of modern phacoemulsification cataract surgery and glaucoma filtering surgery. He is active in hospital governance at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary which has culminated in sitting on the Board of Surgeons.

Dr. Floyd has taught and lectured at the Boston University Medical School, the New England Ophthalmologic Society lecture bureau, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary first assistants' course and cataract courses, and the Lancaster Ophthalmology Course at Colby College.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, past executive board member of the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, an active member of the New England Ophthalmological Society, and a longstanding member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He has been a principal partner at Boston Eye Physicians & Surgeons since 1974.

Dr. Floyd cares for patients in a wide field of interests: general ophthalmic care, cataract and glaucoma consultation, non-refractive laser surgery, and contact lenses. He no longer performs cataract and glaucoma surgery. Dr. Floyd continues the old fashioned art of devoting adequate time to each patient's needs.

Dr. Floyd has announced his intention to retire. His planned last day in the office examining and caring for patients will be November 13, 2013. Patients needing assignment to a new ophthalmologist will be directed to one of the other partners in the practice or the administrative staff will be happy to forward patients medical records to any outside ophthalmologist.

Specialties

General Ophthalmology

Ophthalmic Medical Consultation

Contact Lens Fittings

Contact lenses are small plastic discs shaped to correct an eyesight problem such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism. These are called refractive errors. They may also be used by people who have had surgery for cataracts. Contacts are placed directly on the eye, where they float on a film of tears in front of the cornea. Correct design and fitting of the lenses are essential for comfort, safety, and accurate correction.