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Our Story

Gulfcoast Eye Care was established in 1980 by Dr. Lyda D. Tymiak and has served the Palm Harbor, Florida area with advanced eye care services for more than three decades. Offering both surgical and medical treatments and specializing in cataract surgery and lens implant procedures, Gulfcoast Eye Care evolved to become a premier eye care facility providing comprehensive care for a range of eye conditions. Our practice was one of the first in the Tampa Bay area to offer lens implants capable of improving multifocal distance vision and correcting presbyopia at the time of lens replacement and cataract surgery.

Pinellas Eye Care was formed in 2000 in Pinellas Park, Florida under the direction of J. Kevin Schweninger, D.O. as a practice whose primary emphasis is on providing patients with personalized medical and surgical eye care. In 2010, Dr. Schweninger chose to pass the leadership of Pinellas Eye Care on to Michael H. Manning, M.D.

In late 2010, Dr. Tymiak decided to focus more on her role as the Medical Director of the aesthetic practice that she has developed, known as Timeless MD Spa. With this change, she chose to pass the leadership of Gulfcoast Eye Care on to Dr. Manning. Under Dr. Manning’s leadership, the two practices later merged into one as Gulfcoast Eye Care in Spring of 2011. Gulfcoast Eye Care continues to be a pioneer in the latest technologies of eye care and vision correction all the while maintaining the same close doctor-patient relationship for which each of its two founding practices have always been known.

In Spring 2015, Gulfcoast Eye Care acquired Florida Eye Center, a multidisciplinary eye care practice originally founded in St. Petersburg, Florida by Dr. Mark Sibley. With this addition, Dr. Manning has continued in his role as Medical Director and CEO of the overall practice. Drs. Jason Handza and Rebecca Sims, long-standing members of the original Florida Eye Center team, continues to practice here at Gulfcoast Eye Care.

Driving Directions

Our doctors proudly offer LASIK surgery and other eye care services to those traveling from nearby communities. For your convenience, we have provided driving directions from the following cities: