Eyecare Services in Ellenton, FL

Patients seeking high-quality and comprehensive eyecare in Ellenton trust The Eye Associates, a top vision care practice committed to delivering personalized vision treatment. Our team of optometrists, ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals are highly trained and skilled in the most advanced technologies and methods to accurately diagnose and treat a wide range of vision problems. Our team also provides high quality services for hearing and cosmetic eye problems. No matter what your needs are, our team is ready to help.

To discuss your visual needs, schedule an appointment with The Eye Associates by contacting our Ellenton office today.

The Eye Associates offers the following services at our Ellenton, FL location:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Cataract evaluations and surgery
  • Dry eye treatment
  • Treatment of retina conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinal tears
  • Corneal transplants
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • LASIK and Clear Lens Replacement (CLR)
  • Free LASIK and CLR screenings
  • Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
  • Cosmetic procedures, including facial laser surgery, Botox, dermal fillers
  • Free cosmetic screenings
  • Optical services
  • Eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses
  • Free hearing exams
  • Hearing aids

Our Ellenton, FL Eyecare and Surgery Center Providers


Cathleen McCabe, MD
Board Certified

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeon, Clear Lens Replacement Surgeon and LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Cathleen McCabe is a renowned eye surgeon, having performed over 40,000 cataract surgeries and 17,000 LASIK surgeries. Thanks to her commitment to excellent eye treatment and patient care, Dr. McCabe has been named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor since 2015, and was selected for Castle Connolly’s first ever Exceptional Women in Medicine Award in 2017. In addition to LASIK and laser cataract surgery, Dr. McCabe often travels around the world sharing her knowledge with peers by lecturing on cataract surgery, glaucoma, and other eye conditions.


Brian Foster, MD
Board Certified

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeon, Corneal Specialist, Clear Lens Replacement Surgeon and LASIK Surgeon

Dr. Brian Foster is a board certified ophthalmologist that specializes in LASIK, bladeless laser cataract surgery and corneal transplantation. Dr. Foster also has a special interest in dry eye. In fact, he recently published a chapter on dry eye in Ocular Surface Disease, a well-respected textbook. Dr. Foster regularly lectures to the community on a variety of eyecare topics.


Richard Hector, MD
Board Certified

General Ophthalmologist, Corneal Specialist

Dr. Richard Hector has been a trusted member of The Eye Associates for over 30 years. Dr. Hector specializes in diagnosis and treatment of various corneal diseases and external eye conditions, including dry eye.


Jeffrey Kasper, MD
Board Certified

Retina Specialist

Dr. Jeffrey Kasper is a board certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained retina specialist. Dr. Kasper specializes in retinal laser surgery and other treatments for diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Kansas State Ophthalmological Society and the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons.


BJ Ahn, MD
Board Certified

Retina Specialist

Dr. BJ Ahn is a renowned fellowship trained retina specialist who began his ophthalmic career as an optometrist. He earned his ophthalmology degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his retina fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.


Charles Anthony, MD

Board Certified, Oculoplastic Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Charles Anthony is a fellowship trained oculofacial plastic surgeon with years of experience performing cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery, brow lift, ptosis surgery, entropion and ectropion repairs, tear duct repair and surgery for skin cancers on the eyelid. In addition, Dr. Anthony specializes in laser skin resurfacing, Botox and other cosmetic procedures. The trusted surgeon contributes his medical expertise to helping those in need through various community service efforts and mission projects.


Michael Camp, OD

Board Certified Optometric Physician

Dr. Michael Camp is one of The Eye Associates’ senior optometrists, having joined the comprehensive vision practice in 1997. He earned his doctorate degree in optometry from Nova Southeastern University, after spending many years in the optical fabrication and retail side of the industry.


Shawn Anderson, LHAS

Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist

Shawn Anderson joined The Eye Associates’ team in 2018. He brings a wealth of knowledge working with hearing impaired patients. His eight years of experience with programming hearing aids and giving guidance on picking out the best hearing product has made him a valuable asset to The Eye Associates.