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Tarpon Springs
43309 US Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
Phone: 727.938.2020
Toll Free: 800.282.9905

13303 N Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
Phone: 813.384.3838

Spring Hill
1180 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
Phone: 352.684.6722

Bayonet Point
14030 US Hwy 19 N
Bayonet Point, FL 34667
Phone: 727.861.2020

St. Petersburg
9400 9th Street N (MLK)
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Phone: 727.328.7700



Softec Biaspheric Lens


The Softec HD is delivering incredible results with many patients achieving spectacle-independent vision, but without the visual side effects and need for adaptation that might occur with some multifocal IOL’s. It is great technology for less money and that makes it valuable in today’s economy

St. Luke’s was one of only five ReStorapproved ophthalmic practices in the state of Florida to contribute to the clinical trial for the newly FDA approved Intraocular Lens (IOL) Softec HD. James P. Gills, MD, founder, and Pit Gills, MD, president of St. Luke’s participated in the clinical trial by performing approximately 300 surgeries with the Softec HD IOL since 2005.


The Softec HD IOL is manufactured with a tolerance that is up to three times more precise than cataract replacement lenses manufactured under less stringent ISO standards. The Softec HD IOL is already in widespread use throughout the European Union, Australia, Canada, China and other international markets. More than one million Softec HD IOLs have been implanted worldwide since 2005. Cataract patients in the U.S. can now benefit from Softec HD's advanced technology.


Aspheric lenses mimic the natural focusing ability of the human eye and in many cases decrease the aberrations normally associated with typical IOLs. Aspheric lenses are used in high-end binoculars and cameras while aspheric mirrors were used to repair the Hubbell telescope.

Softec lenses leverage this technology and give surgeons the ability to more specifically customize each patient's treatment to ensure the best possible outcome and visual acuity. We invite you to contact our office today and make an appointment to speak with one of our experienced ophthalmologists about this exciting new technology. Contact St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute to schedule an appointment.

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