Are you looking for comprehensive eyecare in West Bradenton, FL? The Eye Associates is comprised of highly trained and experienced optometrists, ophthalmologists and other eyecare professionals that are committed to providing exceptional treatment and care to patients in Bradenton and the surrounding West Florida area.
Our state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with cutting-edge technologies to provide precise and accurate diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of vision and hearing problems, as well as to perform cosmetic and dermatology procedures. Upon evaluating your visual needs, our team will create a personalized treatment plan to help you meet your goals.
Visit our West Bradenton office to speak to a trusted member of The Eye Associates team.
We offer the following services at our West Bradenton, FL location:
Cataract evaluation and surgery
Dry eye treatment
Treatment for retina conditions, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, retinal tears
LASIK and Clear Lens Replacement
Free LASIK screenings
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
Comprehensive eye exams
Eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses
Glasses and contact lenses
Scleral contact lenses
Cosmetic procedures including facial laser surgery, Botox, dermal fillers
Free cosmetic screenings
Free hearing evaluations
General and medical dermatology
Our West Bradenton, FL Eyecare and Surgery Center Providers
Dr. Cathleen McCabe is a top eye surgeon, having performed more than 40,000 cataract surgeries and 17,000 LASIK surgeries. Known for her commitment to exceptional 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 specializing in laser cataract surgery and LASIK, Dr. McCabe often travels around the world sharing her knowledge with peers by lecturing on cataract surgery, glaucoma and other eye conditions.
Dr. Brian Foster is a renowned ophthalmologist that specializes in bladeless laser cataract surgery and LASIK. Dr. Foster is also fully trained in corneal transplantation, including DSAEK for Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy and DALK for keratoconus. He has a special interest in dry eye, and recently published a chapter on dry eye in Ocular Surface Disease, a well-respected textbook. Dr. Foster is passionate about education and regularly lectures to the community on numerous eyecare topics.
Dr. Robert Friedman is a well-respected bladeless laser cataract surgeon and glaucoma surgeon. Dr. Friedman has been a clinical assistant professor at the Florida State University College of Medicine’s Department of Clinical Sciences since 2005, and an adjunct clinical assistant professor of ophthalmology at Lake Erie College of Medicine since 2006. Dr. Friedman is an active member of the Sarasota County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Association.
Richard Hector, MD Board Certified
General Ophthalmologist, Corneal Specialist
Dr. Richard Hector has been a member of The Eye Associates for over three decades. He is a trusted ophthalmologist that is well known for his easygoing demeanor and expertise in eyecare. Dr. Hector specializes in external eye and corneal diseases, including dry eye disease.
Joshua Mali, MD Board Certified
Dr. Joshua Mali is a reputable board certified ophthalmologist specializing in retinal conditions, including macular degeneration, retinal detachment, tears and holes, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Mali is a well-respected industry leader, having published numerous scientific articles. He is passionate about giving back and has contributed his time and medical expertise to help those in need through various non-profit organizations.
Todd Berger, MD Board Certified
Dr. Todd Berger is a top retina specialist who has been repeatedly named a Castle Connolly Top Doctor. He stays at the forefront of the latest advances in retinal treatment and diagnostics. He has served as an investigator in several multicenter studies, including those focusing on the use of silicone oil in vitrectomy and sustained steroid drug implant for treatment of diabetic macular edema.
Jeffrey Kasper, MD Board Certified
Dr. Jeffrey Kasper is a fellowship-trained retina specialist and board certified ophthalmologist. He has years of expert training and experience in retinal laser surgery, and treatment for diabetic eye disease and macular degeneration. Dr. Kasper is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the American Medical Association.
BJ Ahn, MD Board Certified
Dr. BJ Ahn began his ophthalmic career as an optometrist. He then went on to obtain his ophthalmology degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Ahn is a fellowship trained retina specialist, having trained at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.
Charles Anthony, MD Board Certified
Oculoplastic Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Charles Anthony is a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon specializing in cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery, brow lift, ptosis, entropion and ectropion repairs, tear duct repair and skin cancers on the eyelid. Dr. Anthony is also trained and skilled in laser skin resurfacing, Botox and fillers. Passionate about giving back to the community, Dr. Anthony is regularly involved with community service.
Dr. Robert Rego is an expertly trained optometrist. Upon completing his residency in geriatrics, Dr. Rego became a full-time faculty member at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry, where he received the Preceptor of the Year award, thanks to his exemplary teaching skills and commitment to patient care.
Our West Bradenton, FL Dermatology and Hearing Providers
Paul Stevenson, DO
Board Certified Dermatologist
Dr. Paul Stevenson has over 20 years of dermatology experience and has treated thousands of patients with a variety of dermatologic needs. He is a fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and earned his medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Shawn Anderson, LHAS
Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist
Shawn joined The Eye Associates’ team in 2018. He brings a wealth of knowledge working with hearing impaired patients. His 8 years experience with programming hearing aids and giving guidance in picking out the best hearing product has made him a valuable asset to The Eye Associates. In the past, he has owned and operated offices in West Florida and Jacksonville.