The Eye Associates specializes in restoring and improving sight, and takes great pride in our knowledge and quality patient care, as well as our involvement in the community. To learn more about why patients choose us or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to give us a call at 1-866-865-2020.
We refuse to compromise your care for any reason and are completely dedicated to you, our patient.
We are proud to offer careers to over 250 caring professionals at The Eye Associates, many with 15+ years tenure with the company. Each staff member is an integral part of the excellent care that you receive, by working hard to give you the best results possible. They are here for your care and convenience.
The Eye Associates is exceptionally well regarded in West Florida and because of our ongoing commitment to patient satisfaction, The Eye Associates has won numerous awards. For those seeking the latest treatment of conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, or retinal disease, skin cancer, droopy eyelids, or for those who just want new eyeglasses, The Eye Associates has proven expertise that has been recognized time and again. View our awards here
The Eye Associates was founded in 1980 by a world-renowned cataract surgeon, Harris Silverman, MD. Since then we have continued to grow and expand our expertise. Visit our history page to learn more about our staff, the medical milestones we’ve achieved, and how we have been a leader in technology.
The Eye Associates is committed to the most advanced technology and has been a leader in eyecare since 1980. The Eye Associates was the first to introduce the following technologies:
The Eye Associates understands that vision is the most precious of our five senses. Our lifestyle as well as safety depends on being able to see well. For this reason, we make every effort to educate our community on how to keep their eyes healthy. Learn more about our community outreach efforts including FREE vision screenings, Lighthouse of Manasota, Southeastern Guide Dogs, Lions Club Recycling of eyeglasses, and cataract surgery mission trips.
There’s no question that good eyesight is one of your most valuable senses. Everyday activities, as well as your safety, depend on being able to see well. However, aging and disease can rob you of your vision, sometimes silently and without symptoms. That’s why The Eye Associates offers FREE vision screenings and lectures to educate the public about eyecare and how to keep the eyes healthy.
Lighthouse International has been a leader in helping people of all ages who are experiencing vision loss. The Eye Associates’ Dr. Scott Han is pleased to have served on the board of Lighthouse Manasota. This amazing organization provides training in skills that promote self-sufficiency and confidence in individuals who have vision loss. The programs foster independence, productivity, and improved quality of life. We encourage you to support this wonderful organization.
The Eye Associates has enjoyed a long association with The Southeastern Guide Dog (SEGD) organization. Dr. Harris Silverman, Founder of The Eye Associates, was also a founding member of SEGD. Their mission is to create and nurture partnerships between a visually impaired individual and a specially trained guide dog. They offer several services including Paws for Independence, Paws for Patriots and Gifted Canines. We have supported this worthy organization for more than 30 years.
The Eye Associates is proud to be a Lions collection center. Recycled eyewear can make a difference in lives across the globe, helping children and adults who lack access to basic eyecare. Wearing corrective lenses enables some people to experience good vision for the first time, literally changing their lives. You too can help give the gift of sight to those less fortunate; just stop by The Optical Gallery and drop off your used eyeglasses.
Many of our surgeons and physicians donate their time, vast knowledge and skills to give the gift of sight to others less fortunate. Dr. Cathleen McCabe, Dr. Brian Foster, Dr. Michael Camp and Dr. Joshua Mali have participated in mission trips organized by the Mobile Medical Mission Hospital (MMMH). “It is truly gratifying to make such a positive difference in the lives of patients who do not have access to the expert care and sophisticated equipment we are accustomed to in our own community,” said Dr. McCabe, cataract surgeon at The Eye Associates.
The Eye Associates has 6 convenient locations to serve patients in Manatee and Sarasota counties in Florida as well as in Sun City Center in south Hillsborough. Each has a fully trained and experienced staff of professionals who take pride in the quality care that they give. And the cookies and coffee we offer add to the friendly, inviting environment at each location. Click here for maps and directions.