the eye institute of west florida

St. Petersburg Office | The Eye Institute of West Florida


6133 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Main: (727) 344-3008
Fax: (727) 347-2806

Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Outside of Our St. Petersburg Office

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  • All issues with pain or loss of vision are emergent. Call (727) 344-3008 to be seen immediately.
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The Eye Institute of West Florida is proud to offer a premier ophthalmology center for eye care in St. Petersburg, FL, located on Central Avenue. We offer Laser Cataract Removal, Advanced Intraocular Lens Implants, Clear Lens Exchange, LASIK, Glaucoma, Retina-Vitreous, Cornea, Dry Eye, Oculoplastics, General Eye Care, Eyewear, and Contact Lens fittings.



Cataract Specialists:

Robert J. Weinstock, M.D., Neel R. Desai, M.D.,

Glaucoma Specialists:

Jeffrey S. Schwartz, M.D.

Retina-Vitreous Specialists:

Richard J. Hairston, M.D., FACS, Janie Ho, M.D.,

Oculoplastic Specialist:

Stacia H. Goldey, M.D.

General Ophthalmologists:

Winston T. Cope, M.D., Lewis I. Apter, M.D., James A. Roberts M.D.

Cornea Specialist:

Neel R. Desai, M.D.

Optometric Physicians:

Ryan T. Sacksteder, O.D., Nora L. Cothran, O.D., Rebecca J. Sims, OD, Esther Park, O.D.

LASIK Self-Test Cataract Self-Test