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Combining State-of-the-Art Technology with a Caring Professional Staff

An ophthalmology team dedicated to providing excellence in every aspect of eye care, we offer complete eye examinations for adults and children, as well as the latest in eye surgical procedures. Our practice combines state-of-the-art technology with a caring professional staff. You are invited to experience our unique approach to eye care.

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What to Expect After Upper Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, commonly referred to as an eyelid lift and medically known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures available. Treatments such as upper eyelid surgery can dramatically reduce signs of age in the upper eye areas and even improve vision for patients affected by excess skin hanging over the eyes. While the recovery process from upper eyelid surgery will vary depending on each patient’s unique […]

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What are the Benefits of Upper Eyelid Surgery?

Some of the first and most visible signs of aging often occur in the areas of the upper eyelids. As the skin of these areas becomes susceptible to fat deposits and the muscles begin to weaken, a look of anger, sadness, or exhaustion can set in – even when you are not feeling those emotions. In fact, the skin of the upper eyelids can become so heavy that it droops […]

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How Long is the Recovery Process after Refractive Lens Exchange?

One of the many benefits of RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is the minimal recovery time experienced by most patients. In fact, many individuals are able to return to normal routines after one day. Following the procedure, you will be given anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops to facilitate healing. You will also be asked to return to Gulfcoast Eye Care for a few follow-up visits to check on your rate of […]

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Benefits of Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Refractive Lens Exchange, commonly referred to as RLE, offers many individuals who are not candidates for LASIK and other laser vision correction treatments an alternative to improve vision affected by nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. Refractive Lens Exchange essentially involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an advanced intraocular lens implant (IOL). Our experienced ophthalmologist, Dr. Michael Manning, can perform Refractive Lens Exchange procedures on an outpatient […]

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Am I a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange?

While LASIK and other laser vision correction techniques are very popular among patients who wish to reduce their reliance on glasses and contact lenses, the fact is that those treatments are not the only advanced options available. Refractive Lens Exchange, or RLE, offers very similar outcomes and, in some cases, may even be a more ideal choice. Here at Gulfcoast Eye Care, Dr. Michael Manning can perform a thorough eye […]

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What Causes Dry Eye?

Dry eye syndrome is an extremely common condition experienced by millions across the globe. Also referred to as ocular surface disease, dry eye is often chronic and can have a significantly debilitating effect on your daily life. The symptoms of dry eye disease affect patients in different ways; however, some of the most common include: Burning or stinging sensation in the eyes The feeling that there is something in your […]

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July, 2015 is Eye Injury Prevention Month – Tampa Bay Eye Doctor Offers Some Safety Tips

More than one million eye injuries are reported each year. Dr. Michael H. Manning with Gulfcoast Eye Care says most eye injuries can be prevented with a few extra precautions. Tampa Bay, FL – The American Academy of Ophthalmology estimates that 90 percent of the many eye injuries that occur in the United States each year are preventable. A large number of these injuries cause serious, life-changing effects – including […]

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LASIK or PRK? Tampa Bay Eye Surgeon On the Differences and Benefits of Laser Vision Correction Techniques

Dr. Michael Manning with Gulfcoast Eye Care discusses the differences between LASIK and PRK laser vision correction procedures and why one may be better than the other for certain patients. Tampa Bay, FL – Advances in the field of ophthalmology and vision care over the last several years have changed the way millions of people see. Laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK and PRK have given many individuals an […]

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St. Petersburg LASIK and Vision Correction Practice Gulfcoast Eye Care Acquires Florida Eye Center

Gulfcoast Eye Care, a Tampa and St. Petersburg area facility offering comprehensive treatment options for eye and vision conditions, expands its practice by acquiring Florida Eye Center. St. Petersburg – Gulfcoast Eye Care, a Tampa area eye and vision care practice, is announcing its acquisition of Florida Eye Center in St. Petersburg. Dr. Michael Manning, the head of Gulfcoast Eye Care, says nearly all of the same treatments currently offered […]

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Our Practice Has Added a New Location! Florida Eye Center in St. Petersburg is Now Gulfcoast Eye Care

Gulfcoast Eye Care is proud to announce that we are now making it even more convenient for Pinellas County residents to receive treatment from our experienced eye and vision care team. Our practice recently acquired Florida Eye Center at 1515 9th Ave. North in St. Petersburg. Florida Eye Center was established nearly 25 years ago and has grown to become a multispecialty eye center offering both medical and surgical treatments […]

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