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About The Gills

Dr. Pit Gills leads what many consider as the most experienced cataract and refractive surgical institute in the world, St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute.

St. Luke’s was founded in 1968 by Dr. James P. Gills, who pioneered many of the intraocular lens implant techniques, procedures and even applications of medicines now used by most cataract surgeons across the world.

Today, Dr. Pit Gills carries on the St. Luke’s tradition of an unmatched depth of experience and the commitment to innovation with over 57,000 cataract surgeries performed, making him the most sought-after cataract surgeon in Florida over the past seven years.

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.