Dr. Licht is a fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic and advanced cataract surgery. His training allows him to serve patients using the latest technology in areas of high demand within eyecare. Dr. Licht’s aspirations began at the University of Florida, where he studied linguistics and mathematics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. After three years teaching high school math, he returned to UF, earned an MS in environmental engineering, and decided on a path in medicine. He then attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, earning his doctorate, and continued there for his ophthalmology residency. Dr. Licht completed additional training in global eyecare and oculofacial plastic surgery as a dual fellow at Emory University and the National Institutes of Health. During this time, he spent the better part of a year in Ethiopia researching previously unexplored aspects of trachoma, as well as learning advanced surgical techniques.
Dr. Licht joins St. Luke’s at The Villages after three years at the VA treating our nation’s veterans. A native of Ocala, he now brings his skillset back to central Florida with the goal of making meaningful and innovative contributions in his home community.
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.