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A Legacy of

Vision Care Excellence.

Your Vision Deserves Our Focus

The Gills Family Legacy

Since 1968, the Gills' family has continued the legacy of an unsurpassed commitment to serving patients as if they were a member of their own family. As a premium multi-specialty practice committed to serving patient's needs, St. Luke's has devoted over 50 years of service to shaping our legacy of Life Changing Vision.

How Can We Help You?

St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute has a long-standing reputation for excellence in cataract surgery and eye care. The surgeons, medical ophthalmologists and optometrists at St. Luke’s are known for their expertise and dedication to care giving. Patients from over 77 countries have visited us for cataract and refractive surgery and for treatment of other diseases of the eye including retina diseases and glaucoma.

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Cataract Surgery

Modern day cataract surgery makes use of a vast array of high-tech equipment and surgical techniques. Our patients are truly amazed by the healing time and often resume activities much sooner than expected. If you are seeking a Florida cataract surgery expert, the cataract surgeons at our practice would encourage you to come on for an evaluation at one of our eight locations

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LASIK Surgery

LASIK eye surgery has helped millions of people see better. LASIK can have tremendous lifestyle benefits and if you are active this might be a great procedure for you.  If you are seeking LASIK or a refractive vision correction procedure, please feel free to schedule a consultation. This consultation is the first step toward better vision. During your consultation appointment, one of our experienced eye doctors will give you a comprehensive exam and discuss your medical history and vision in order to determine your candidacy.

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Comprehensive Ophthalmology

At St. Luke’s, we provide comprehensive ophthalmology services, including routine or eye wellness exams, urgent care, and first line treatment for many conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye care. Comprehensive eye care is important to maintain eye health, as well as to ensure that your vision is optimized with the most accurate glasses prescription. Our expert medical team manages many common ophthalmic conditions, working closely with our surgical specialists to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care.

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Glaucoma

Many eye care patients are surprised when they learn that almost 2.5 million people have Glaucoma. More than half of these people do not even realize they have the disease because there are often no warning symptoms. Glaucoma is known as the “silent-thief” of sight because it silently steals your vision. Glaucoma often goes un-diagnosed because there is no pain associated with this high intraocular pressure. Patients are urged to have routine eye exams to check the status of their general eye health.

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Retina Eye Care

The retina is a multi-layered sensory tissue that lines the back of the eye and connects the visual images that you see to the brain via the optic nerve. The retina has millions of photoreceptors that capture light rays and convert them into electrical impulses. These impulses actually travel along the optic nerve to the brain where they are turned into images. Any type of disruption in the traveling of these images to the brain results in vision loss or distorted vision. The central part of the retina, called the “macula” is the most sensitive aspect. If this macula is affected by disease seeing can become very difficult.

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Oculoplastics

Oculoplastic and orbital surgery is plastic surgery focused on the structures surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, tear duct system, forehead, and midface area. Because surgery in these areas can affect vision, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery.

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Hearing

Sight and hearing are two of your most crucial senses. Unfortunately, both of these senses begin to decline in many people at the same stage in life. These senses also function in concert with one another. St. Luke’s is world renowned for its eye care, and our team of highly skilled audiologists and hearing aid specialists are here to offer you the most advanced hearing services.

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Diabetic Eye Care

According the American Diabetes Association one in four people over the age of 60 in the US has diabetes. Diabetes can be a debilitating disease that affects many parts of the body and your overall lifestyle. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. Approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes. But almost one-third don't know they have it and are at risk for vision loss and other health problems. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that affects those with diabetes, includes diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.

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Meet the St. Luke's Team

St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute has a long-standing reputation for excellence in cataract surgery and eye care. The eye surgeons and ophthalmologists at St. Luke’s are known for their expertise and dedication to care-giving. With state of the art equipment and facilities, our doctors continue the tradition of innovation and development of new technologies and techniques in ophthalmology that our founder, Dr. James Gills began when he first opened the doors in 1968.

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What Should I Be Thinking About Before Cataract Surgery?

You will be using your new eyesight every waking moment for the rest of your life. Please take as much time as needed to consult with us as well as your family. Our surgeons, technicians and coordinators are available to help you make the best decision.

  • Should I consider laser cataract surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery?

  • What type of lens implant would be best for me after cataract surgery, a monofocal, astigmatism correcting or full focus multifocal lens implant?

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Regardless of Your Eye Condition, We Can Help.

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Blurry Vision

Blurred vision refers to a lack of sharpness resulting in the inability to see fine detail. Blurred vision may result from abnormalities such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism that can be improved with eyeglasses or signal the presence of eye disease.

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Eyelid Issues

A drooping eyelid is also called ptosis or blepharoptosis. In this condition, the border of the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than usual. In severe cases, the drooping eyelid can cover all or part of the pupil and interfere with vision.

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Night Driving Problems

Halos are bright circles that surround a light source, like headlights. Glare is light that enters your eye and interferes with your vision. Halos often show up when you’re in a dim or dark place. Glare is more likely in the daytime. They're a normal response to bright lights, but deeper problems can also bring them on.

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Astigmatism

When you have astigmatism, the natural curve of your cornea and lens are mismatched. This affects your eye’s ability to focus, and your retina receives two different images, called a refractive error. The result is blurry vision.

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Distance Vision Problems

People with myopia have difficulty seeing distant objects, like road signs. They usually have better vision during near tasks, such as reading and computer use. This is why myopia is often called nearsightedness. It occurs when the shape of the eye — or the shape of certain parts of the eye — causes light rays to bend (refract) inaccurately.

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Trouble Reading

Presbyopia is the expected loss of near-focusing ability that occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia sometime after age 40 when they start having trouble seeing small print clearly — including text messages on their phone.

These age-related changes occur within the proteins in the lens, making the lens harder and less elastic over time. Age-related changes also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. With less elasticity, it gets difficult for the eyes to focus on close objects.

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Regular comprehensive eye exams are key to early detection of eye-related diseases to keep you seeing your best every day.

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What Our Patients Are Saying

I have been going to St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute in Tarpon Springs for many years and it is definitely a 5 star institution. I have been given excellent care with many doctors there and have always been pleased. The place is beautiful and warm and the staff is always cheerful and professional.

- Ruth R.

My cataract surgery was a great experience all the way around! The offices are shiny and clean as well as the service areas. Professional staff treated us very well from the moment we walked in the door to the moment I walked out of the surgical suite! I was even given a medicine chart which made it easy to keep track of when and how many eye drops over the six weeks. It’s been a year and a half and my eyesight couldn’t be better – no problems, no glasses, even for reading.

- Sadieann
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Why Choose St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute?

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Experience

Our family serving yours for more than 54 years
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Reputation

Board Certified Ophthalmologists by American Board of Ophthalmology
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Trust

Strong Community Roots and Trusted for Excellence in Patient Care

Our Locations

We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, and in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing, Brownwood and coming to Wesley Chapel in Spring 2023. Our philosophy is to treat those we serve as though they are a member of our own families. From the first phone call or email to the follow-up visit and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to help preserve and optimize your vision.

43309 US Highway 19 N
Tarpon Springs, FL 34689
501 S. Fort Harrison Ave
Clearwater, FL 33756
187 Mariner Boulevard
Spring Hill, FL 34609
9400 9th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
13303 N. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33618
1050 Old Camp Road, STE 230
The Villages, FL 32162
2955 Brownwood Blvd. Suite 303
The Villages, FL 32163
25232 State Road 54
Lutz, FL 33559

OPENING SPRING 2023
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