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BOARD CERTIFIED
OPHTHALMOLOGIST


Serving Port Orange, New Smyrna Beach, and the greater Daytona Beach area

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Welcome to Riverside Eye Clinic
The Practice of William Gilmer, MD


Board Certified Medical, Surgical,

and Laser Eye Care


Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. William Gilmer, MD is the board certified ophthalmologist at Riverside Eye Clinic in Port Orange, FL - the practice he established in 2013

He was born and raised in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. After graduation from Fletcher High School in Neptune Beach, Florida, he attended college at Washington & Lee University, the ninth oldest college in the nation, graduating with honors.  

Dr. Gilmer worked as a youth counselor for the Northwest Youth Corps/U.S. Forest Service in the Rogue River National Forest after graduation from college. He then joined the United States Peace Corps and served two years as a Science and Math High School teacher in the small village of Kumbungu, Northern Region, Ghana, West Africa. 

After completion of 2 years service in Ghana, Dr. Gilmer moved to Washington, DC where he worked first for the International Institute and the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration with a Department of Defense Top Secret Clearance and Department of Energy Q Clearance.

For medical school, Dr. Gilmer attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. His medical internship was completed at the Harbor Hospital Medical Center in Baltimore, MD, and his residency was completed at New York Medical College, St. Vincent's Hospital, Manhattan. After residency, he completed a Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at the prestigious Proctor Foundation/University of California, San Francisco.

While in training, Dr. Gilmer maintained an interest in overseas work, and was fortunate enough to complete two international ophthalmology electives, one at the historic Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa and the other at the Lumbini Eye Institute in Lumbini, Nepal.

Dr. Gilmer has been involved in research throughout his medical training, with recent publications in the British Journal of Ophthalmology and the Archives of Ophthalmology. He became Board Certified in 2012 by the American Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

In 2006, his father and mother founded the Jesus Clinic in Daytona Beach which works to provide free medical care for the uninsured of Volusia County. 

In 2012, Dr. Gilmer returned home to be closer to family and opened the Riverside Eye Clinic in 2013.  He and his wife Melissa were married in 2016, and she is a Therapist for our Veterans at the VA Hospital in Orlando.