A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. Cataracts gradually develop as part of the aging process and often cause hazy vision, glare and reduced color perception. Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures and can improve your vision drastically. With our caring team of Cataract Specialists, Stephen M. Weinstock, M.D., Robert J. Weinstock, M.D. and Neel R. Desai, M.D. and the advanced technology offered at The Eye Institute of West Florida, cataract surgery can even reduce or completely eliminate dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
If you have noticed a decrease in your vision and are finding it difficult to read, drive or participate in typical daily activities, cataract surgery may be the answer for you. Our refractive and cataract surgery specialists in Largo, Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida look forward to discussing your options with you. We are your source for Tampa Bay cataract surgery!
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States and more than half of the nearly two million people with the disease are not aware that they have it. It is often referred to as the “silent thief” of vision because without routine eye exams, it can go completely undetected.
The best way to prevent vision loss caused by glaucoma is to know your risk factors and to have your eyes examined with one of our Glaucoma Specialists, Jeffrey S. Schwartz, M.D. and Kevin C. Greenidge, M.D. at The Eye Institute of West Florida. To find out more about Glaucoma, please click “Learn More” to find out more about glaucoma and your treatment options.”
When eyes get older, vision begins to worsen. For some people, vision correction is the next path that they take. Usually in the form of reading glasses or contacts, many people over the age of 40 begin to suffer from the effects of presbyopia. Presbyopia is not an eye disease and occurs when the lens of the eye becomes inflexible. Losing flexibility in the lens means that they eye is no longer able to change shape for focusing on objects. This makes activities like trying to read a book or sew a craft project almost impossible, because they require near vision. Luckily, there are several treatment options out on the market right now to treat presbyopia.
Want to find out more information about presbyopia and how it could be affecting your sight? Click the “Learn More” button to gain access to information about presbyopia and the best treatment options for you.
The Eye Institute of West Florida treats even the most complex retina-vitreous disorders in a safe and caring environment. Our specialists, Leonard S. Kirsch, M.D. and Richard J. Hairston, M.D., are world-renowned experts in diagnosing and treating diseases of the retina-vitreous. If you are seeking a Tampa retina eye doctor with extensive experience, we welcome you to our practice. With locations in Tampa, Largo, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida we provide convenient options that span west Florida.
There are a number of diseases that can affect the retina and vitreous, including but not limited to age-related macular degeneration, flashes and floater, diabetic retinopathy, retinal tears and detachments and wrinkled retina. To find out more about the diseases our specialists treat, please click below.
The Eye Institute of West Florida offers medical and cosmetic eyelid treatments with our Oculoplastic Surgeon, Jasmine Mohadjer, M.D. Dr. Mohadjer sees patients in our Tampa, Largo, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, Florida offices.
Patients are often surprised to find out that upper eyelid procedures may be covered by insurance, depending on the severity of your specific condition. If you find yourself feeling tired or getting frequent headaches from straining your neck to look up, or if you are seeking an eyelid lift to feel and look rejuvenated, please click below to read about the best treatment options for you!
Are you tired of the hassles of glasses and contacts lenses? Are you seeking a Tampa Bay area or St. Petersburg LASIK expert? Our experienced LASIK surgeons have the experience and technology to help you see better. Since the advent of the excimer laser in 1996, Stephen M. Weinstock, M.D. and Robert J. Weinstock, M.D.have been improving people's lives by performing laser vision correction procedures. In 2008, Neel R. Desai, M.D. joined the Weinstock team to form a distinguished group of talented surgeons. As trained experts in LASIK and refractive procedures, along with state-of-the-art technology, our physicians help patients achieve the best vision they have ever experienced.
Laser vision correction uses a precise computer-controlled laser to reshape the cornea to reduce or completely eliminate dependence on glasses and contact lenses. The outpatient procedure corrects refractive errors such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.
This ophthalmology website contains a vast collection of information regarding LASIK eye surgery. Our Tampa LASIK surgeons are committed to providing the best in patient education so that our patients can make a well-educated decision as to whether or not LASIK is the best vision correction option for them.
Dry Eye Syndrome occurs when there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the surface of the eye. Our caring team of dry eye specialists perform a comprehensive eye examination to determine what the source of your dry eye is and then work with you to formulate a treatment plan right for your eyes.
To learn more about what could be causing your dry eyes and to find out about our Dry Eye Center, please click below.
The cornea is the outermost layer of the eye. The main function of the cornea is allowing light to pass into the eye to reach the lens and then the retina. It also helps focus light as it enters your eye. Corneal disease can cause the cornea to become opaque or cloudy, preventing light from passing through clearly.
Dr. Neel Desai is recognized across the country as one of only 100 surgeons able to perform advanced corneal transplants. In addition, he is fellowship-trained in diagnosing and treating other diseases of the cornea. Click below to read more.
The Eye Institute of West Florida understands the importance of aesthetic options for our patients. To continue our standards of offering the most advanced correction options, The Aesthetic Institute of West Florida located in Largo, Florida offers aesthetic enhancements for skin and face. Our Oculoplastic Surgeon, Jasmine Mohadjer, M.D., is fellowship trained specifically to understand the intricacies of the face and especially the area around the eyes. Along with our master aesthetician, you will leave The Aesthetic Institute of West Florida feeling like the best version of you!
Click below to learn more about our Aesthetic Institute and how we can work together to help achieve your skin care and cosmetic goals.
Weight Wise Rx, a medical weight loss clinic, brings you the finest physician guided medical weight loss and wellness management program available today. This comprehensive medical weight loss program is designed to help patients lose weight and maintain that healthier weight for the rest of their lives.
Eric L. Weinstock, M.D. is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist, which makes him uniquely qualified to recognize underlying psychological barriers to weight loss. Winston T. Cope, M.D., is a general ophthalmologist also certified by The Cenegenics Medical Institute in Hormone Replacement Therapy and lifestyle medicine. Together, our Weight Wise Rx team ensures that patients get to their desired weight and maintain it.