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COVID-19 (coronavirus) Update for Patients

*Note this article will be continually updated with the latest information regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus). It has been the founding principal of The Eye Institute of West Florida to ensure the health and safety of our patients. In response to recent events regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we are taking additional precautions to ensure the welfare of our… Read More


Optical Frame Sale – Monday, March 9

It’s time for our semi-annual Frame Sale at The Eye Institute of West Florida! Enjoy 50% off all frames (excluding Maui Jim, Costa, and Oakley brands) at our Largo optical location on Monday, March 9. *Not to be combined with any other promotion, discount or insurance plan. Valid at Largo location only. Not valid on… Read More


New Breakthrough Wet Macular Degeneration Treatment Beovu® Available

New, FDA-approved breakthrough wet macular degeneration treatment Beovu® is now available at The Eye Institute of West Florida. World-renowned Retina Specialist Dr. Leonard Kirsch is one of the first physicians in Florida to offer Beovu® to his patients. Much like Eyelea® and Avastin®, Beovu® is an injectible drug designed to treat patients with wet age-related… Read More


Dr. Robert Weinstock trials Beyeonics™ Surgery Headset

Robert Weinstock Trials Beyeonics Visualization System

Our very own Dr. Robert Weinstock is the first ophthalmologist in the US to try out a breakthrough new virtual reality headset to help improve cataract surgery. Using the same technology that fighter pilots use in the cockpit, the Beyeonics™ virtual reality headset system enables the surgeon to virtually step into a detailed environment of… Read More


Dr. Steven Kane performs first eye tissue transplant in the Yucatán

Dr. Steven Kane, one of The Eye Institute of West Florida’s premier Cornea Specialists, teamed up with the Lion’s Eye Institute for a teaching conference in Mexico last winter. During the “Curso Internacional de Cornea y Cirugía Refractiva” or “International Course of Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Dr. Kane along with colleague Dr. Ben Lambright taught… Read More


Holiday Hours

Please reference the following for office holiday closings in Largo, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Hyde Park (Tampa) and Westchase (Tampa) during the 2019-2020 season. Please note that all offices will be closing early December 24th, closed on December 25th and closed on January 1st, 2020. Happy Holidays from the physicians and staff at The Eye Institute… Read More


New, Innovative Intraocular Lens Offering – Light Adjustable Lens

The Eye Institute of West Florida is the first ophthalmology practice in the southeastern United States to use this innovative technology. The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the first of its kind. The lens gives our surgeons the ability to make adjustments to the lens after implementation in a series of brief, painless in-office procedures…. Read More


Announcing our New Glaucoma Specialist

Siddarth Rathi, M.D., M.B.A, is a nationally recognized glaucoma specialist and physician innovator. He is the former Director of Teleophthalmology and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at NYU Langone School of Medicine. Dr. Rathi completed his graduate medical studies at Boston University and M.B.A. at Harvard Business School. His residency was completed at the NYU Medical… Read More


Glaucoma – The Silent Thief of Vision

Our vision allows us to see and enjoy the world. It’s a privilege we often take for granted, forgetting what an integral role it plays in our ever day life until something forces us to acknowledge it. Many ocular diseases introduce themselves with some type of symptom that encourages patients to see an eye doctor;… Read More


Feel Refreshed, Look Refreshed

Eyelid surgery is an intricate procedure that requires the expertise and experience of a properly trained surgeon. To achieve the best results, doing your research for an appropriately trained surgeon to perform your procedure is essential. For surgical and non-surgical conditions involving the eyelids and the face, an oculoplastic surgeon is an optimal choice. Jasmine… Read More