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Read the landmark stories that have shaped TRES VISION Group into what it is today.

Nutrition and Eye Health


In 1826, French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, author of “The Physiology of Taste,” famously noted to “tell me what you eat and I will tell you what you are.” The phrase was later distilled into “you are what you eat,” a true maxim indeed.

Masks Cause Surge in Chronic Eye disease


Blurry vision, pain, redness, light sensitivity, irritation, tearing, “grit” in the eyes, foreign body sensation: these are the symptoms of the newly minted Mask Associated Dry Eye Syndrome or MADES for short.

On Leading Edge of Technology
Brevard Business News

Brevard Business News, May 2021

With the number of people affected by potentially blinding eye diseases expected to double in the years ahead, it’s critical that Americans better understand eye health.

A Better Vision for Eye Health: Patients Win When Optometrists and Opthalmologists Cooperate in Their Care

SpaceCoast Living, October 1, 2019

Rafael Trespalacios, MD, Lead Surgeon and Medical Director of TRES VISION Group, explains that there are differences in the training of optometrists and ophthalmologists, as well as what conditions each provider can diagnose and treat.

On Leading Edge of Technology
Brevard Business News

Brevard Business News, May 2021

With the number of people affected by potentially blinding eye diseases expected to double in the years ahead, it’s critical that Americans better understand eye health.

Seeing aging eyes in a different light

SpaceCoast Living, November 4, 2019

While we cannot entirely prevent the cellular breakdown that occurs to our eyes over the years, we can take steps to delay the onset and drastically reduce the severity. 

Effective Treatment for Dry Eye

SpaceCoast Living, May, 2019

Dr. Tres was the first in Brevard, and one of the first in the U.S., to offer a revoluntionary new treatment for evaporative dry-eye disorder – a simple process that can be performed right in his office.

2015 Best Doctors

Orlando Magazine, December, 2014

For the third year in a row Dr. Trespalacios has been selected as One of the Best Doctors in the country in the field of Cataract and LASIK surgery.

Revolution in Eye Surgery

Florida Today, March 6th, 2014

Dr. Trespalacios discusses his views on femtosecond laser cataract procedures.

Smaller is Better

Spacecoast Living Health, Fall 2013

Dr. Trespalacios talks about how iStent can treat both cataracts and glaucoma in a single non-evasive procedure.

Beyond LASIK…the ICL

Spacecoast Living, May 26, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios discusses how the ICL has given those who are not candidates for LASIK the hope of achieving 20/20 or better vision.

Sun Can Produce Growths on Eye

Florida Today, October 6, 2009

Dr. Trespalacios leads Brevard with advanced sutureless, tissue specific, and minimally invasive techniques to treat pterygium damage.

Blue about blue light


Our love affair with technology can wreck our vision, not to mention our sleep, thanks to blue light.

When the Light of your mind’s eye begins to dim — New hope with Cataract Surgery and Dementia at TRES VISION Group


Cataract surgery is one of the most successful medical procedures of all time. It completely transforms the way you interact with the world on a daily basis.

Executive Business Showcase: Carissa Vitry, May 2021

Carissa Vitry, Executive Director and Director of Surgical Services at TRES VISION Group describes what drives her.

See What You’ve Been Missing – Catalaze Cataract Treatment

SpaceCoast Living, Spring, 2019

The technology used in CataLaze allows Dr. Tres to analyze a patient’s eye during cataract surgery, which gives him the most precise and premium lens impant solution, in real time.

GoodBye Dry Eye

Florida Today, August 7th, 2014

Dr. Trespalacios discusses the two predominant forms of dry eye, its causes and treatments.

CataLaze is now available in Central Florida

March 6th, 2014

CataLāze option with Laser guided precision Cataract Surgery now available to patients with Cataracts in Central Florida.

Laser Revolutionizes Corneal Transplants

Florida Today, December 20, 2012

Dr. Trespalacios performs laser corneal transplant on Suntree resident whose cornea split.

Beyond LASIK

Spacecoast Living Health, Spring 2011

Dr. Trespalacios offers multiple refractive surgery options beyond LASIK for patients seeking independence from glasses and contacts.

Dr. Rafael Trespalacios Performs First Central Florida Laser-Enabled Corneal Transplant

Melbourne, Florida, July 2012

Medical Director, Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, of Premier Eye MD and TRES VISION Group has performed the first laser-enabled corneal transplant in the Central Florida area.

Synthetic Cornea Rejuvenates Sight

Florida Today, November 2, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios performs first bilateral Intacs procedure on Keratoconus patient.

Dr. Rafael Trespalacios, presenter for “Posters on Demand” at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Program

April 27 – May 2, 2007

Dr. Trespalacios awarded POSTER OF INTEREST recognition for “Posters on Demand” at the annual ASCRS Program for 2007.

How Your Eyes Can Speak


Eyes are the window to the soul, or so said William Shakespeare, we now know just how inherent to our humanity this non verbal communication is.

Executive Business Showcase: Dr. Leslie Callaway, September 10, 2021

Dr. Leslie Callaway of TRES VISION Group describes her approach to patient care and what drives her.

Clearing the Way to Healthier Eyes and Better Vision | TRES VISION Group

SpaceCoast Living, January 5, 2021

A treatment for your eyelids, this comfortable and effective lid massage is done while resting in a chair in our office.

Celebrating Dads Special Feature

SpaceCoast Living, June, 2019

Dr. Tres feels his job as a father is to make his children competent participants in the community, without exasperating them, which he describes as an “ever-elusive balance.”

Options in Sight

SpaceCoast Living, January 1, 2018

At TRES VISION Group, there is a dedicated and experienced staff ready to repair vision problems afflicting patients, as well as maintain proper eye health.

A Big Idea Comes to Life

Space Coast Living Health, August 1st, 2014

TRES VISION Group has been featured in the Space Coast Living Health magazine.

Eye Surgery Center Under New Ownership

Florida Today, October 2013

Dr. Trespalacios and partner Gary Hardey purchased the TRES VISION Group.

Dr. Rafael Trespalacios Named to Prestigious 2013 BEST DOCTORS IN AMERICA® List

February 6, 2013

Dr. Trespalacios is first to receive this prestigious recognition; marks the first time that an ophthalmologist in Brevard County has earned this honor.

A Vision of Success

Spacecoast Living Health, April 2012

There are only a handful of qualified and experienced refractive surgeons in the world and no others in Central Florida that can offer what Rafael Trespalacios, M.D. of TRES VISION Group can.

Tissue Helps Restore Sight

Florida Today, March 16th, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios uses placenta lining to perform dramatic sight saving surgery.

Can’t See 3-D

Florida Today, April 27, 2010

Dr. Trespalacios explains how not being able to see a 3D movie can be an indication of visual problems that need treatment.

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