Eyecare Services in Sarasota, FL

2111 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34239 (near the intersection of Bee Ridge Road and S Tamiami Trail)

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Are you seeking comprehensive and personalized eyecare in Sarasota? The Eye Associates is the trusted choice for patients who seek superior vision expertise on a range of vision and hearing problems, as well as cosmetic and dermatology treatments. Our board-certified optometrists, ophthalmologists and experienced staff are fully trained in the latest procedures and methods to diagnose and treat eye problems as early and accurately as possible. Our state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped with the most advanced technologies available today to ensure safe and precise treatment. No matter what your needs are, the team at The Eye Associates is ready to provide you with the exceptional eye care you deserve.

To discuss your visual needs with a member of our experienced team, schedule an appointment with The Eye Associates and contact our Sarasota office today.

We offer the following services at our Sarasota, FL location:

  • Comprehensive eye exams
  • Cataract evaluation and surgery
  • Dry eye treatment
  • Retinal treatment, 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
  • Dermatology
  • Optical services
  • Eyeglasses, sunglasses and contact lenses
  • Free hearing evaluations
  • Hearing aids

Our Sarasota, 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 one of the top eye surgeons in the nation, having performed more than 17,000 LASIK surgeries and 40,000 cataract surgeries during her illustrious career. Dr. McCabe also specializes in advanced laser treatments for glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. The esteemed surgeon has received numerous awards for her exceptional work, including Castle Connolly Top Doctor from 2015 to 2019, and Castle Connolly’s first-ever Exceptional Women in Medicine Award in 2017, and also in 2018 and 2019.


Robert Friedman, MD
Board Certified

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeon, Fellowship Trained Glaucoma Specialist

Dr. Robert Friedman is a board-certified ophthalmologist and renowned glaucoma specialist. His areas of specialty include glaucoma management and surgery, as well as cataract surgery and Toric IOLs. Dr. Friedman has served as a principle investigator for several glaucoma clinical studies. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of several prestigious organizations, including the Sarasota County Medical Society and the American Glaucoma Society.


Richard Hector, MD
Board Certified

General Ophthalmologist, Fellowship Trained Corneal Specialist

Dr. Richard Hector has been a member of The Eye Associates team since 1986. He specializes in diseases and conditions of the external eye, including dry eye and cornea conditions. He is double board certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery and the American Board of Ophthalmology.


Joshua Mali, MD
Board Certified

Fellowship Trained Medical and Surgical Retina Specialist

Dr. Joshua Mali is a 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 and has published numerous scientific articles. He is passionate about giving back to the community and has contributed his time and medical expertise through various non-profit organizations.


BJ Ahn, MD
Board Certified

Fellowship Trained Medical Retina Specialist

Dr. BJ Ahn began his ophthalmic career as an optometrist before earning his ophthalmology degree from the University of Vermont College of Medicine. Dr. Ahn completed his retina fellowship at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami.


Charles Anthony, MD
Board Certified

Fellowship Trained Oculoplastic Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. Charles Anthony is a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon. He specializes in cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery, brow lift, ptosis, entropion, and ectropion repairs, tear duct repair and skin cancers on the eyelid. He is also expertly trained and skilled in an array of cosmetic procedures, including laser skin resurfacing, fillers and Botox. Dr. Anthony is regularly involved with community service.


Scott Han, OD
Board Certified

Residency Trained Optometric Physician

Dr. Scott Han is a board certified optometrist who has contributed his expertise by serving on numerous research teams conducting FDA clinical studies on dry eye disease and glaucoma. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, the American Academy of Optometry and the International Academy of Sports Vision. Dr. Han is a Diplomate of the American Board of Optometry, a prestigious certification held by fewer than 10 percent of optometrists in the U.S.


Robert Rego, OD
Board Certified

Residency Trained, Board Certified Optometric Physician

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.


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.