Sarah Eccles-Brown


A board-certified ophthalmologist and partner at Elmquist Eye Group, Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown is the practice’s lead surgeon, responsi­ble for premium cataract surgery, eyelid surgery, in-office procedures and multiple minimally invasive glaucoma surgeries. However, while she holds two degrees from Florida State University and a doctorate from New York Medical College, her time in the U.S. Air Force was also important to her career.

“I completed my Ophthalmology Residency Training at Wilford Hall Medical Center and San Antonio Military Medical Center, and I served as a major stationed at Eglin Air Force Base, treating active duty, retired and dependent patients as a comprehensive ophthalmologist,” she says. “Today, I am one of three U.S. military veterans leading Elm­quist Eye Group.”

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

My dad taught me the importance of having a strong work ethic and to avoid debt as much as possible. To this day, this has been the most valuable advice I’ve been given.