Our Surgeons and Staff
Having any kind of surgery is a major decision, and you need to be confident that the facility you choose is the best available. The Eye Associates’ Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) and the LASER Center at our Pointe West office in Bradenton is exclusively dedicated to eye surgeries. For this reason, surgery patients can be confident that we have the most state-of-the-art surgical equipment, and that our board certified surgeons are among the most experienced and skilled in the country. You can also be confident that the staff of RNs, LPNs, and trained technicians have the unique knowledge and expertise in eye surgery that insures that you will receive an enhanced quality of care.
Personal Surgery Counseling
We understand the natural feeling of anxiety about having any kind of surgery. This is why we take the time to make sure that you know what to expect the day of surgery and we discuss any financial arrangements with you ahead of time. We can even arrange for financing, if you have a need. Rest assured that on the day of your surgery, you will feel confident and well informed.
Our Advanced AAAHC Accreditation
We take great pride in our advanced accreditation by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). The AAAHC Accreditation demonstrates an organization’s commitment to meet nationally recognized standards to provide safe, high quality services to patients. When you see the AAAHC certificate, you know that an independent, not-for-profit organization has closely examined our facility and procedures, and we have met or exceeded their standards. Not all ambulatory health care organizations seek accreditation or go through the rigorous on-site survey process required, but we want to make sure that our surgery center is one you can trust. AAAHC accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies, state and federal agencies and the public.
The Infiniti® Vision System – for Increased Safety and Enhanced Outcome
The Eye Associates was the first practice in the area to offer the Infiniti Vision System, the highest caliber of cataract surgery technology on the market today. This new science provides active monitoring of all critical parameters and reduces mechanical stress on the eye; thereby increasing the safety of the procedure. The added gentleness this equipment brings to the procedure speeds recovery time so active patients can resume their normal lifestyle more quickly. Click here to learn more about cataract surgery.
Our LenSx® Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery
The Eye Associates was the first in Manatee County to offer Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery with Alcon’s LenSx laser. The laser automates several key surgical steps of the surgery as well as providing both real-time video and three-dimensional visualization. By using this laser, we are able to elevate our precision, resulting in cataract surgery outcomes even better than our already outstanding record of vision improvement. You can relax knowing that many of the most important steps in cataract surgery are performed without a blade and with unparalleled precision. The Eye Associates chose this femtosecond laser because of its extensive record and ever-evolving technology to keep up with advancements. It has been used worldwide for over 400,000 cataract refractive procedures, proving that it is the laser of choice by discriminating surgeons. Click here view a live Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery. Our VISX® Star 4 LASER
This excimer has the most advanced refractive laser technology available today. It has revolutionized LASIK treatment to maximize visual outcomes by offering unprecedented measurement accuracy and outstanding treatment precision. Click here for more information about LASIK and the Visx Star 4 LASER.