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Frustrated with Glasses and Contacts?

Posted May 18, 2018

Frustrated with glasses and contacts? So was Victoria! Find out if you are a good candidate for LASIK by scheduling a FREE consultation.

Another Happy LASIK Patient at Gulfcoast Eye Care

Posted April 30, 2018

Ever wondered about LASIK? Marcus shares how LASIK changed his life and why choosing Gulfcoast Eye Care was the best decision. Find out if you are a good candidate today by scheduling a FREE consultation!

Gulfcoast Eye Care Welcomes Dr. Gross and Dr. Nguyen

Posted October 31, 2017

We are excited to announce the additions of Steven Gross, MD and Thanh Nguyen, OD to our elite team of eye care professionals. Dr. Gross, a board-certified Neuro-Ophthalmologist, joined our practice on September 1st. A graduate of the University of Illinois as a James Scholar, he has completed fellowships in oculoplastic surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, and strabismology….

Glaucoma Awareness Month: Tips for Managing Your Glaucoma

Posted January 30, 2017

Glaucoma is sometimes referred to as “the sneak thief of sight” because many patients exhibit no symptoms during the preliminary stages of the disease. In order to receive prompt treatment and protect your vision, we recommend routine eye exams to screen for glaucoma before major optic nerve damage can occur. While there is no cure…

Who Is At Risk of Developing Glaucoma?

Posted January 24, 2017

Although over three million people are affected by glaucoma in the United States alone, many people remain unaware that they have this debilitating condition. In the earliest stages of glaucoma, patients typically do not exhibit any symptoms, even if the disease is beginning to impair their quality of vision. In addition, according to the Glaucoma…

Tampa Bay Area Eye Doctor Discusses Diabetic Retinopathy During National Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Posted November 21, 2016

November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Dr. Michael Manning of Gulfcoast Eye Care is helping to spread awareness about diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among working-age people in America. Tampa Bay, FL – According to the American Diabetes Association®, 29 million Americans suffer from diabetes, a disease which can strike anyone and…

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Month

Posted November 10, 2016

Each November, Gulfcoast Eye Care is proud to do its part in spreading awareness about diabetes and the dangers it can pose to both eye health and overall health. In addition to the heightened risk of serious general health concerns, diabetes significantly increases the risk of developing certain types of eye conditions, including glaucoma, cataracts,…

How is AMD (Macular Degeneration) Treated?

Posted October 12, 2016

Smoking, high cholesterol, and the natural aging process can all lead to the development of macular degeneration (or AMD). To keep these risk factors in check and reduce the risk of macular degeneration, retina specialist Jason Handza, DO often recommends routine exercise, weight management, a healthy diet, and avoiding tobacco – many of the same…

What are the Symptoms of Macular Degeneration?

Posted September 28, 2016

When it comes to vision loss, macular degeneration is the leading cause in patients over 60. As we age, the eye’s macula – which constitutes the central area of the retina – is subject to wear and tear. In addition to the natural aging process, abnormal cholesterol levels or smoking can increase your risk of…

What is Diabetic Retinopathy, and How is it Caused?

Posted September 14, 2016

Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes, and though the disease is manageable, those living with diabetes are often susceptible to a number of health risks. At Gulfcoast Eye Care, we take extra measures with our patients who have diabetes to monitor eye health, as high blood sugar levels can severely damage the blood vessels…