Eyecare Services in Sarasota, FL

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 2017 and Castle Connolly’s first-ever Exceptional Women in Medicine Award in 2017.


Robert Friedman, MD
Board Certified

Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeon, 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, 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

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

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

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.


Robert Rego, OD
Board Certified, Residency Trained Optometric Physician

Dr. Robert Rego is a highly trained optometrist. He completed a residency in geriatrics before becoming a full-time faculty member at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. There he earned the Preceptor of the Year award thanks to his exemplary teaching skills and commitment to patient care.


Lori Ann Long, OD
Board Certified, Residency Trained Optometric Physician

Dr. Lori Ann Long is a residency trained optometrist with over 20 years of experience. She completed her residency at the prestigious Lebanon Veterans Administration Medical Center in Pennsylvania, where she was the sole optometry resident working alongside eight ophthalmology residents. Dr. Long is an active member of the American Optometric Association, The Florida Optometric Association and Volunteers of Optometry Serving Humanity.


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.


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.