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Patient and caregiver education has been a key component of the St. Luke’s philosophy since Dr. James Gills first began his practice in 1968. The doctors at St. Luke’s use the latest techniques and technology in their care of patients and we strive to ensure that each patient is directly involved in their treatment plan and aware of potential challenges, successes and outcome possibilities. In addition prevention and early detection of eye, hearing and skin conditions are often directly correlated to the effectiveness of treatment. For these reasons St. Luke’s holds regular educational events to the public.

 

Events are held onsite at the various St. Luke’s locations – see descriptions for dates, times and locations. A light lunch is served. All sessions are offered at no cost.

 

Check this page for upcoming events at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute. If you’d like to make a suggestion for a future event topic, click on the Contact Us button or call us 727-475-2222.

  • LUNCH & LEARN: EYELID SURGERY: FUNCTIONAL OR COSMETIC? PRESENTED BY NICOLAS VILLANUSTRE, MD

    February 17th, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    Sagging eyelids are affecting the way you look and see? Questions about whether or not plastic surgery is right for you? Interested in Botox and fillers? Then please join us this free informative session. Nicolas Villanustre, MD, will discuss the best options available to you including surgical and non-surgical treatments for aging skin. He’ll also advise on what is and is not covered my most insurances.

     

    Reserve your place by clicking the RSVP button or call us at 727-475-2222. Space is limited.

  • LUNCH & LEARN: SUPER FOODS FOR SUPER EYES (SAMPLES INCLUDED!) – PRESENTED BY CRYSTAL HOFFERT, OD

    February 23rd, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    The greatest threats to vision after the age of 40 are cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and retinal concerns. A good diet, exercise, regular wellness exams and monitoring symptoms are crucial for early detection and successful treatment. Dr. Crystal Hoffert will discuss the benefits of super foods in this informational session – including the best things to eat for several ocular conditions.  Some super foods will be available for sampling as well.

     

    Call 727-475-2222 or click the button on the right to RSVP. Space is limited.

  • LUNCH & LEARN: Cataract Surgery – From Evaluation to Extraction – The St. Luke’s Experience. A presentation and Q&A session with ROB HOFFERT, OD

    February 25th, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    This session is for those who suspect they have cataracts or have been diagnosed and are planning to have surgery. Dr. Rob Hoffert will discuss what to expect in your consultation, the day of your surgery, the hours afterward, and during your post-operative exam. He’ll walk you through the process and answer your questions.

     

    Reserve your place by clicking the button to the right or call us at 727-475-2222. Space is limited.

  • Late Lunch & Learn: Floaters in the Eye Presented by Brian Phillpotts, MD

    March 02nd, 2016 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    Eye floaters are tiny spots, speckles, flecks or “cobwebs” that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. They are annoying and sometimes worrisome, but the good news is that they are fairly common and not a cause for major concern.

    Dr. Brian Phillpotts will discuss causes, symptoms and treatment options and answer your questions in this one-hour session. Reserve your place by clicking on the RSVP button on the right or call us at 727-475-2222.

  • LUNCH & LEARN: LIVE CATARACT SURGERY – PRESENTED BY JEFFREY WIPFLI, MD

    March 02nd, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    Dr. Jeffrey Wipfli and his team invite you to a special lunch and learn session at St. Luke’s in Tarpon Springs. Dr. Wipfli will perform cataract surgery while the attendees watch via video feed. Following the procedure, he’ll be available for questions from the audience. If you’re planning to have cataract surgery of if you may need it in the future, this session is for you.

     

    Call 727-475-2222 or click on the RSVP button on the right for reservations. Due to high demand, space is extremely limited.

  • LUNCH & LEARN: YOU’VE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH A RETINA CONDITION – NOW WHAT? PRESENTED BY ALFONSO PONCE, MD

    March 07th, 2016 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM | Tarpon Springs

    A healthy retina is necessary for good vision. Unfortunately there are a number of conditions and diseases that can negatively impact the retina. Age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachments, and diabetic retinopathy are just a few of these and they present regularly in patients here at St. Luke’s.

     

    Join us for a one-hour session presented by Retina Surgeon, Dr. Alfonso Ponce and discover what kind of options are available for treatment and management. Dr. Ponce is a recipient of Tampa Bay Metro Magazine’s 2015 Best Doctors in Tampa Bay and he’s known for his proactive philosophy toward treatment of retina patients, often reminding them, “There’s always hope.” Dr. Ponce is fluent in English and Spanish.

     

    Call 727-475-2222 or click the button on the right to RSVP. Space is limited.

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