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Nika Priest-Allen, M.D.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Cataract & Glaucoma Surgeon

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Dr. Priest-Allen is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who grew up right here in Southwest Florida and graduated from Fort Myers High School! After attending Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Priest-Allen went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine Degree from the prestigious Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she was elected to the medical honor society, Alpha Omega Alpha. Subsequently, Dr. Priest-Allen completed her Ophthalmology Residency and trained specifically to become a Cataract Surgeon at the World-Renowned Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. Priest-Allen then stayed at Kresge Eye Institute and completed a Glaucoma fellowship in order to become a specialized expert in treating patients with glaucoma. During Dr. Priest-Allen’s Glaucoma fellowship, she learned the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for treating patients with all stages of glaucoma, from mild to advanced cases. She also participated in pioneering research that has contributed to the development of effective, advanced treatment options for glaucoma patients. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the United States and often has no symptoms. Glaucoma can gradually damage your vision so you may not notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage.


I grew up in Fort Myers and am excited to be back in town with my husband to raise my own two children here. After many years away for medical training, it’s wonderful to have my parents living less than a mile away.

Fun Facts
I play the violin and can speak Persian (Farsi).

Favorite Things
My family and I enjoy going to the beach and we love a good game of laser tag.