Kimberly Ireland, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in advanced laser cataract surgery. She is the Medical Director of St. Luke’s at The Villages.
Dr. Ireland received her B.S. in Biology with High Honors from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. She received her medical degree from Albany Medical College; graduating as an Honor Alumna. She completed her ophthalmology residency at the Storm Eye Institute at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Following her training, Dr. Ireland spent ten years in private practice before being recruited to lead as Department Chair for a large multi-specialty group in Wisconsin. During her tenure, she oversaw tremendous expansion, including a new hospital, clinic, and the renovation of a surgery center. She distinguished herself as a progressive cataract surgeon who brought state of the art cataract techniques to her practice.
For Dr. Ireland, practicing ophthalmology offers her the opportunity to improve the lives of her patients, which she considers an honor and a privilege. She is committed to supporting community programs and serving those less fortunate. Dr. Ireland developed glaucoma screening programs and worked with local free clinics to provide ophthalmic care to those in need in the Milwaukee area. Dr. Ireland enjoys teaching and supports the education of ophthalmic technicians and optometrists. She also enjoys speaking to the public on issues that impact their health and she encourages her audiences to take an informed and active role in their care.
Dr. Ireland’s commitment to excellence is pervasive throughout her practice. She was recognized for achieving the highest patient satisfaction scores in a national survey. This honor came directly from the patients she serves and is echoed by the fact that she’s the most sought-after cataract surgeon in The Villages.
Moving to Florida was a natural progression in Dr. Ireland’s career. She has long admired the Gills’ commitment to exceptional patient care and has a natural connection to the community as her parents reside in The Villages.
Dr. Ireland resides in Lady Lake with her three children: Joey, Meg, and Rory. Dr. Ireland enjoys spending time with her children, traveling, reading, and gardening. She is also an avid SCUBA diver, and loves to fly helicopters. Learn more about Dr. Ireland and St. Luke’s at The Villages by watching this video.
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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.