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At the heart of advanced eye care and surgical innovation lies St. Luke’s Cataract and Laser Institute, an establishment that has become synonymous with excellence in the field of cataract and refractive surgery. Under the leadership of Dr. Pit Gills, St. Luke’s is often regarded as the preeminent center for eye care and surgery, drawing patients from across the globe who seek unparalleled expertise and treatment.

Founded in 1968 by the visionary Dr. James P. Gills, St. Luke’s has a storied history of pioneering breakthroughs in eye care. Dr. James P. Gills was not just a founder; he was a trailblazer in the field, developing and refining intraocular lens implant techniques and procedures that have become the backbone of cataract surgery today. His innovative approach didn’t stop at surgical techniques; he also explored and applied new uses for medications that have drastically improved the post-operative recovery process, establishing standards now embraced by cataract surgeons worldwide.

Today, the legacy of innovation and excellence in patient care is carried on by his son, Dr. Pit Gills. With a memorable 75,000+ cataract surgeries completed, Dr. Gills has cemented his reputation as the leading cataract surgeon in Florida, and arguably, one of the most experienced and respected in the world. His leadership has not only sustained but also elevated St. Luke’s reputation over the past 9 years, attracting individuals seeking the highest standard of eye care.

Dr. Pit Gills has instilled in everyone who works at St. Luke’s a commitment to treat each patient as if they were a member of the family, asking themselves, ”What would I do if this was my mother, my brother, or my sister?” This philosophy is what has made St. Luke’s the eye care choice for generations of Florida families and individual patients from over 77 countries.

Dr. Pit Gills and Dr. James Gills

In 2018, the Gills family proudly celebrated 50 years of world-class eyecare and the renovation of our Tarpon Springs clinic. Thank you to everyone who has entrusted their eye care to St. Luke’s.

Our Locations

We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in Tarpon Springs, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Spring Hill, Wesley Chapel and in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood. 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

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