Florida’s Most Magnificent Spectacles: St. Augustine Lighthouse

Did you know the nation’s oldest lighthouse is just a short drive from Central Florida? The St. Augustine Lighthouse has roots that date back to the 1500s. Today, the lighthouse has been restored with immaculate attention to detail, down to the last brick and paint color. Make sure that your vision is in top-notch condition before you make plans to take in the magnificent historic site. The team at Magruder Laser Vision are here to provide you the best possible vision treatments so that you spot all the details in the landmark lighthouse. The lighthouse has long attracted visitors looking to check out where the Spanish first built the structure. Since then, the lighthouse has continued to be a vital part of Central Florida’s history, surviving through wars and territories. Today, thanks to the care of volunteers and donations, the lighthouse continues to serve as a beacon with a 1000 watt bulb.

Take a trip out and climb the hundreds of stairs that take you to the top. Be sure to wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright Florida sunlight as it reflects off the glistening sea. Or take a ghost tour to experience the lighthouse at night, as long as your night vision is working.

Step into the museum and step back into time as you explore exhibits that walk you through the lighthouse’s past, including the materials left from shipwrecks that date back centuries. You’ll learn more about how life in Florida used to be and how far the area has come into the modern age. Just think, people that once needed glasses to spot ships off the coast can now be treated with laser eye surgery. And all it takes is a visit to a local eye expert to ensure perfect vision.

In 1996, Orlando ophthalmologist, Dr. Magruder, opened his practice and introduced locals to Central Florida’s first refractive surgery center. Since then, he has continued to innovate by introducing game-changing technology and pursuing ongoing education to master the latest techniques. To learn more about the Orlando ophthalmologists at Magruder Laser Vision can do for you, call us at (407) 843-5665 or read our blog for more information!