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Dr. Manning is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the World College of Refractive Surgery & Visual Sciences (WCRS). He is renowned for his expertise in surgical vision correction and cataract surgery. In addition to leading the Gulfcoast Eye Care team as its CEO, he has previously acted as the primary cataract and vision correction surgeon for TLC Laser Eye Center. He’s dedicated his career to improving his patients’ vision, especially patients with devitalizing eye conditions. Dr. Manning takes an active role in advancing the field of ophthalmology and has been a pioneer in bringing new vision correction techniques to the great Tampa Bay area including numerous corrective lens implants used with cataract surgery as well as advanced vision correction procedures such as SMILE laser vision correction (also referred to as LALEX, Laser Assisted Lenticule Extraction), Refractive Lens Exchange, and ICL (Implantable Collamer Lens).
After graduating from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando as valedictorian, Dr. Manning majored in chemistry in the Honors Degree Program at Rollins College. He then received his medical degree at the University of South Florida College of Medicine and completed an internship year there in internal medicine. He performed an ophthalmology residency at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where he earned the position of chief resident.
Dr. Manning is passionate about giving his patients the most advanced, effective care possible, and loves getting to know each of them as he takes care of their vision. In addition to leading the Gulfcoast Eye Care team, Dr. Manning serves his community as an on-call ophthalmologist for local emergency rooms.
In his personal time, Dr. Manning enjoys partaking in a variety of outdoor activities in the Tampa Bay area — he’s also an avid photographer who enjoys documenting his sunny hometown and travels.