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Welcome to Mills Eye + Facial Surgery

Mills Eye + Facial Surgery is a comprehensive ocular and facial surgery practice bringing state-of-the-art surgical care to the Gulf Coast. At our Pensacola, FL, office, you can enjoy advanced plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic care under the most highly trained team possible. Our ophthalmologists, David M. Mills, MD, FACS  and our optometrist, Wes Mayes, OD, have received recognition from various Gulf Coast publications over the past several years. Some of our notable awards include: 

  • Multiple "Best of the Bay" finalist awards
  • "Best of the Bay" winner for Best Ophthalmologist

Whether you need a routine eye exam, facial cosmetic surgery, or advanced eye care from an ophthalmologist, we invite you to visit our practice and discuss your goals with one of our doctors. 

Our Vision Statement

We are and Eye and Facial Surgery care team efficiently capitalizing on modern technology to optimize treatment outcomes while maximizing patient education and satisfaction.

Our Mission

As a premier eye and facial surgery care team, our mission is to deliver timely access to the best possible care. We efficiently capitalize on modern technology while honoring our tradition of attentive and respectful service. Combined, these core missions allows us to maximize patient education, optimize the patient care experience, and improve treatment outcomes

Here is how we carry out our mission on a day-to-day basis: 

We are courteous. 

At our Pensacola, FL, practice, you can expect compassionate care from the area's top eye care team. We know that eye diseases and medical issues can be scary, so we treat each case with sensitivity, kindness, and empathy.


We are listeners.

We maintain a welcoming environment where visitors can feel comfortable expressing their fears and concerns. Throughout each visit, our ophthalmologist, optometrist, and other team members will listen and learn about you, your needs, and your goals. 

We are state-of-the-art. 

Our Pensacola, FL, ophthalmology practice is equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment technology. Other doctors often travel from other parts of Florida to learn about how we diagnose and treat eye diseases and aesthetic issues. 

We are efficient.

When it comes to eye diseases such as glaucoma, timely treatment is essential. Our ophthalmology team is dedicated to providing timely access to the highest quality medical and surgical care. If you require surgical attention, we will provide hands-on care from the waiting room to the operating room and beyond.

We are proficient.  

Our ophthalmologist performs over 1,000 cataract surgeries each year, making it one of the most common surgical procedures performed at our office. To date, Dr. Mills has performed over 10,000 oculoplastic procedures with excellent surgical outcomes. Our eye care is fully customized and each procedure is performed with the patient's personal needs in mind. 

Meet Our Team

David M. Mills, MD, FACS


David M. Mills, MD, FACS is an oculofacial plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. With each case, he will take the time to educate his patient, inform them about their options, explain the procedures, and help them make the decision that is right for them. 

Dr. Mills is an accomplished clinician, speaker, and medical researcher, having personally published over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters with speaking engagements across the nation.  

David M. Mills, MD, FACS

Wes Mayes, OD


Dr. Wes Mayes has been practicing optometry in Northwest Florida for over 10 years. In 2017, he joined our Pensacola, FL, office and has become an integral part of our eye care team. In addition to his role as an optometrist, Dr. Mayes specializes in dry eyes and ocular surface diseases. He also provides pre- and post-operative management for our cataract and refractive surgery cases.

As an optometrist at our practice, Dr. Mayes provides comprehensive eye care and manages ocular diseases including dry eye, blepharitis, ocular surface disease, diabetic eye conditions, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. 

Wes Mayes, OD

Distinguished Affiliations

Dr. Mills is one of only a few doctors that is recognized by ophthalmological, cosmetic, and medical institutions. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. This medical specialty certificate in ophthalmology is the only one of its kind recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

In order to achieve this certification, doctors must meet a series of training requirements in the field of ophthalmology, pledge to practice with the utmost dignity and compassion, and pass an intensive evaluation consisting of a written and oral examinations.

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We are Mills Eye + Facial Surgery, and we are focused on you. We invite you to send us a message or call us today at (850) 266-7500 and see who we are.

Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Mills, is affiliated with various noteworthy organizations, including: 

  • Board-Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Certified, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Fellow, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Together with optometrist Wes Mayes , he is proud to bring advanced surgical care to Pensacola and the entire Gulf Coast. To visit our practice, request an appointment online or call us:

(850) 266-7500

Our Doctors "Are on Top of Their Game"


Mary Uchiyama


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I have very dry eyes that were often red and hurt.  I was referred to Dr. Mayes for a treatment called Lipiflow.  I am so pleased with the results. No more redness and no hurting, even by the end of the day!

Dr. Mayes has been fabulous. All the staff are caring and professional. I would encourage anyone to go to this clinic for any eye problems

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Warren Blount


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After having surgery here my sight is better than I could have imagined.   The staff is always kind and courteous.  Dr Mills and Dr Mayes are on top of their game.  They have the latest equipment and technology.  All of this is apart of the A team that they lead.  So no you know why they are the best in their field hands down and vote number 1.

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Featured Ophthalmology Procedures

Eye diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration require timely, expert care by a trained ophthalmologist. Dr. Mills is one of the few surgeons that is certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Using the latest techniques, he can diagnose and treat a wide range of eye diseases using customized surgical procedures.

Dry Eyes

Gritty, sandy, burning, or stinging eyes can make it difficult to perform daily tasks like using the computer, reading, watching TV, driving, or wearing contact lenses. These all may be symptoms of dry eyes or blepharitis. If you are experiencing these symptoms, schedule a visit to our on-site Dry Eye Clinic. Our eye doctors use the latest technology to diagnose and treat this condition at the source. Compared to over-the-counter drops, our advanced treatments are highly effective and produce long-lasting results

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How We Treat Dry Eyes  at Our Special Dry Eye Clinic

Dry eye syndrome can undermine the surgical outcomes of cataract surgery. By optimizing the ocular surface prior to the procedure, our ophthalmologist can enhance the patient's experience before, during, and after cataract removal. We recently invested in the LipiFlow® system, which is designed to gently and effectively treat dry eyes and other ocular surface disorders. Whether you are undergoing dry eye treatment in preparation for another procedure or on its own, the LipiFlow system can provide long-lasting relief at a fraction of the cost of long-term eye drop prescriptions. We are one of the first practices in Florida to offer this technology, and we invite you to come in and try it for yourself. 

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts can blur and distort your vision, making your favorite activities difficult or impossible. Our ophthalmologist can perform cataract surgery to extract damaged lenses and replace them with premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). Today's premium lenses are extremely versatile and can be customized to the vision goals of the recipient. In many cases, IOLs can eliminate the need for corrective eyewear such as contact lenses or glasses, giving men and women greater flexibility and freedom.

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Premium IOL Providers Helping Patients See Clearly after Cataract Surgery

Our doctors offer premium intraocular lenses (or IOLs) designed to replace your natural eye lenses and restore your vision following cataract surgery. Premium IOLs offer several advantages:

  • Clear vision at all ranges without the need for contact lenses or glasses 
  • Brighter, vivid colors in your field of vision
  • Minimized discomfort from glares 

At Mills Eye + Facial Surgery, we are at the forefront of cataract surgery and premium IOL technology. We proudly use AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® lenses—the first and only trifocal lens in the United States. The PanOptix lens offers enhanced vision at any distance and is available in a toric lens style to help patients with astigmatism. This lens is so impressive, that 99 percent of patients who have received this lens would choose the same brand again.

If you are considering cataract surgery, make sure you work with a provider that offers the very best premium lens options. Contact Mills Eye + Facial Surgery to learn more about our premium IOLs today

Featured Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

In addition to ophthalmology, we provide world-class facial rejuvenation procedures to help men and women achieve a younger and more vibrant look. Depending on your goals and desires, our ophthalmologist can perform customized procedures such as eyelid lifts, brow lifts, or facelifts to enhance your facial features without compromising your vision. As a renowned oculofacial plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Mills performs these procedures himself.


A facelift can reduce excess skin, wrinkles, and other signs of aging, helping you look as young as you feel. Dr. Mills has exclusively practiced facial and ocular surgeries for several years, so he is uniquely qualified to perform facelift procedures for men and women at his Pensacola, FL, office. Our doctor uses advanced surgical techniques to help facelift candidates enjoy a safer procedure and a faster recovery. Additionally, every procedure is customized to produce natural-looking results.

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The area around the eyes is one of the first areas to be affected by signs of aging. Sagging eyelids or puffy under eye bags can make you look older and reduce your self-confidence. As an ophthalmologist and facial surgeon, Dr. Mills can expertly perform blepharoplasty at his Pensacola office. After an eyelid lift, you can enjoy a more alert, refreshed appearance. Because blepharoplasty can also improve your vision, some procedures are partially or fully covered by insurance companies. 

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See the Difference

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Before This patient was dissatisfied with signs of aging and came to Dr. Mills to achieve a more rejuvenated look.
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After A blepharoplasty and other treatments helped provide significant improvement for a more youthful, alert appearance.

Rejuvenate Your Features with Our Effective, Non-Invasive Treatment Options 

Patients preferring a non-surgical approach toward reducing wrinkles or enhancing facial features such as the lips, cheeks, and chin can achieve stunning results with our various injectable and dermal filler options.

We specialize in a wide range of treatments, including, BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® XC, JUVÉDERM® Ultra XC, and RADIESSE®. Our treatments are specifically designed to deliver incredible results that appear natural and can give you the dramatic boost of confidence that you desire. 

Patient receiving nonsurgical facial treatment

"The Staff Is Very Friendly, Attentive and They Communicate Very Well"




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This place was amazing! The staff is very friendly, attentive and they communicate very well. I l lost my site and they were on top of every detail; I was in getting treatment needed with a few hours. I can appreciate people like this. Great job you all!

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Debbie Sanders


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Thank God for mills eye center! After being told there was no HOPE for my condition( dry eyes) I have found dr. Mayes and Joseph and Len!  I dont feel HOPELESS anymore for they are trying things that have never even been Discussed with me after 3 years of chronic dry eye due to an autoimmune disease called SJOGRENS, they are truly fulfilling the HIPPOCRATIC oath!!!

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We're Ready to Meet You Contact Us Today for Your Consultation

Whether you need routine eye care from our optometrist or surgical attention from our ophthalmologist, we can help. At our Pensacola, FL, office, men and women can enjoy world-class optometry and ophthalmology in a luxurious, private setting. To talk to our doctors about your vision or aesthetic goals, request a consultation online or call our practice:

(850) 266-7500

Your Vision Will Be in Expert Hands

"Every visit I have made gave me confidence that my eyes were in expert hands. Not just 'hand-holding,' but information, honesty, answers, great outcomes." Fran Clement

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David M. Mills, MD, FACS, and Wes Mayes, OD

Mills Eye + Facial Surgery

Mills Eye + Facial Surgery is a premier oculoplastic practice offering advanced surgical options and effective, non-invasive cosmetic treatments. Our surgeon, David M. Mills, MD, FACS, has won several prestigious awards and is affiliated with various organizations: 

  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons

Together with Wes Mayes, OD, Dr. Mills is proud to provide state-of-the-art ophthalmology and optometry to the Pensacola community. To discuss your goals with our doctors, request an appointment online or call us at (850) 266-7500.

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