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Yearly Archives: 2016

As Seen in Florida Health Care News: See Better with Vision Correction

As featured in Florida Health Care News: A commercial REALTOR® in the Tampa Bay area, Jane Levin’s responsibilities require her to read sales contracts and lease agreements with clarity and ease when representing her clients. In recent years, those daily tasks became more of a challenge as Jane’s vision slowly declined. “The numbers on the… Read More


CLINICAL TRIAL in Tampa Bay to Reduce or Eliminate Need for Reading Glasses: Raindrop Near Vision Inlay

Have you had cataract surgery? Do you still rely on reading glasses to see closeup? Would you like to reduce or eliminate your dependence on those reading glasses? If you are nodding yes right now, The Eye Institute of West Florida might have the solution to your constant battle of “on, off, on, off” –… Read More


Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today: Masters of Innovation

“The other day, an industry friend called me to say he wanted me to try a new phaco machine from a company just entering the space. Being someone who is always looking to improve my surgical technique and outcomes, I agreed. Well-known emotions soon overtook me: anxiety over trying something new, concern for the patient… Read More


New Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Eliminates the Need for Reading Glasses

The Eye Institute of West Florida is the first practice in Tampa Bay to offer the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay. Following the FDA’s approval of ReVision Optics’ Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, Dr. Robert Weinstock, Director of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at The Eye Institute of West Florida, performed the first cases in the area, correcting… Read More


Dr. Robert Weinstock Awarded Top Doctor in Tampa Bay

Robert J. Weinstock, M.D., Director of Cataract and Refractive Surgery at The Eye Institute of West Florida is awarded top doctor in Tampa Bay Metro Magazine’s “2015-2016 Best Doctors in Tampa Bay,” top doctor in Tampa Magazine’s “Top Doctors” edition and Ocular Surgery News’ 2016 “Premier Surgeon – 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery.” Robert… Read More


American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery 2016 Summer Symposium

Dr. Weinstock, Program Committee Member for American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery’s (AECOS) Summer Symposium, will be leading discussions, panels and moderating numerous events throughout the weekend-long conference. He will also be starring in and moderating a special, “Afternoon at the Movies,” which will show different cases in 3D. The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery “is… Read More


The Eye Institute of West Florida Discusses “Cataract Awareness Month”

June is “Cataract Awareness Month.” This blog post will discuss the importance of cataract awareness and how you can achieve clear vision today. A cataract is a clouding and hardening of the eye’s natural lens, which distorts vision, making images blurry and dull. When left untreated, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in aging… Read More


2016 American Cataract and Refractive Surgery American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators Symposium & Congress

Our doctors and staff head to ‪#‎NOLA‬ for the 2016 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium. Dr. Robert Weinstock, Dr. Stephen Weinstock and Dr. Neel Desai will all be in attendance, representing our Cataract and Refractive Services. According to ‪#‎ASCRS‬, this year’s symposium “will be the largest U.S. meeting that integrates a scientific program dedicated to the… Read More


Like Father, Like Son

Hailed as one of the pioneering ophthalmic surgeons in the Tampa Bay area, Stephen M. Weinstock, MD, naturally would only trust his eyes to the finest surgeon when he developed cataracts. Fortunately, he didn’t have far to look. Dr. Stephen Weinstock trusted his cataract surgery to his skilled son, Dr. Robert Weinstock, both of The… Read More


As Seen in Senior Voice America: Top Rated Eye Specialists in Tampa Bay

Specialists within the field of ophthalmology are ophthalmologists who have completed additional fellowship training for surgery related to a specific ocular disease or condition. These specialties include cataracts; refractive treatments, such as LASIK or a Clear Lens Exchange; glaucoma; retinal diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachments; and oculoplastic procedures, such as blepharoplasty… Read More