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Why Choose Us?

The Eye Associates’ Commitment to You
We refuse to compromise your care for any reason and are completely dedicated to you, our patient. IF for any reason, we do not live up to your deservedly high expectations about us, please contact our Medical Services Director, Jill Grawe, at 941-213-1447 and let us work together to resolve the issue.


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

History – What you should know about The Eye Associates

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.

Community Outreach

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.

6 Convenient Locations

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.

If you would like an appointment with one of our award-winning doctors, please fill out our contact form or call 1-866-865-2020.