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

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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 at its locations in Palm Harbor and Pinellas Park will be available at its new location, including LASIK, cataract surgery, and treatments for common eye conditions. Dr. Manning says the new location will also offer services such as retina subspecialty care.

Florida Eye Center was established in 1991 by Mark Sibley, MD, FACS and has served as the team eye doctor for the Tampa Bay Rays for nearly two decades. The practice has offered a range of medical and surgical eye care services in multiple specialties. Dr. Sibley will continue with the practice under its new ownership, along with Jason Handza, DO, Nora Lee Cothran, OD, and Dr. Michael H. Manning of Gulfcoast. Dr. Manning says Florida Eye Center has a great history of offering patients high-quality eye care and optical services to patients in the St. Petersburg area.

Dr. Manning notes that Gulfcoast Eye Care’s acquisition of Florida Eye Center will allow his practice to offer greater convenience to its patients throughout Pinellas County. Gulfcoast was originally established in 1980 by Dr. Lyda D. Tymiak and will continue its operations at its other existing locations.

Gulfcoast Eye Care’s new office is at 1515 9th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL, the former home of Florida Eye Center. Dr. Manning says the location is now open and ready for patients.

About Gulfcoast Eye Center

Gulfcoast Eye Center is led by Dr. Michael Manning, a board-certified ophthalmologist, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and other organizations. The practice has locations in Pinellas Park, Palm Harbor, and St. Petersburg, and offers a range of laser vision correction and general eye care options. Dr. Manning is available for interview upon request.

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Palm Harbor Office
2650 Tampa Rd.
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

Pinellas Park Office
6036 Park Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

St. Petersburg Office
1515 9th Ave N.
St. Petersburg, FL

(727) 346-8696

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