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02/20/2019
5 stars 5
I had one cataract removed two months ago (11/5/18). My vision had deteriorated to the point that I needed extra light and a magnifying glass just to read my Sudoku puzzles or the ingredients on a label. Forget about reading a book. Reading music was difficult. And I hadn't done any artwork in years. As a musician and an artist, to be essentially unable to see was devastating. Before the cataract surgery, my left eye couldn't focus at any focal length at all, and astigmatism was also an issue. I opted for the $2,000 upgrade to laser surgery that would correct the astigmatism. The morning after the surgery, I was amazed, because I could read the fine print on everything (with neither light nor correction) -- and the lens that had been put in was a "distance" lens! Over the next two months, I experienced needing sunglasses for a week or two, as the sudden influx of light was (wonderfully) different, but I've gotten used to it. I also experienced a "jaggy" light-flashing effect that I've read about -- "vibrations" in my peripheral vision, much like what a fluorescent light does. But that has gone away. My right eye still has a cataract (characterized as "mild"), so the vision in the eye is more sepia-toned, and the eye is slightly near-sighted. But the upshot is that with both eyes together, I can see nearly perfectly at ALL focal lengths without correction. It is a joy to drive now and be able to see street signs well in advance. The greatest joy of all is that I can now see to read and do artwork without correction (and, thus, without the slight distortions presented by lenses). I've attached the first drawing I did in 2019. (It's from a stock photo that I bought rights to. I chose that image because of its mood and strong contrast. Not having drawn for many years, I wanted to give myself a jump-start by using a photograph as reference.) So, I'm going to keep my right eye the way it is until/if it becomes intolerable. (A distance lens would be put in, meaning I'd need correction to see close up, and I like things the way they are right now.) St. Luke's at The Villages -- and, specifically, Dr. Ireland -- changed my life dramatically by correcting that left eye. The gift of being able to do artwork again is precious.

02/20/2019
5 stars 5
Dr. Ireland is very caring and professional

02/20/2019
5 stars 5
Dr Ireland and Dr Glass did a great job of taking care of my eyes. I had cataracts removed, and was nervous beforehand, but after the first eye was done, I relaxed, and was not anxious at all. This place is the BEST! I highly recommend St Luke's!

02/20/2019
5 stars 5
I love this place. I will change insurance plans before I would change doctors.

02/20/2019
5 stars 5
Best I exam I have ever had.

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

2955 Brownwood Blvd. Suite 303
The Villages, FL 32163
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