Gulf Coast Eye Care

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Ophthalmologist in St. Petersburg, Florida

In the over 40 years since our founding, we’ve always made it our goal to provide patients with the best patient experience possible. Our team is made up of eye care and eye surgery specialists. We adopt the latest and best medical technology. We offer a range of services that allow us to treat patients of all ages with truly world-class care, from basic eye exams to complex, vision-enhancing eye surgeries. No matter what you’re visiting us for, one thing will always remain the same: at Gulfcoast Eye Care, we’ll give you access to the best the industry has to offer.


Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


Our team is led by Michael H. Manning, M.D., F.A.C.S., Jason M. Handza, D.O., and Thanh Nguyen, O.D. Together, our eye doctors and eye surgeons cover a wide range of specialties, and inspire the rest of our staff to come into work every day excited to help our patients keep their eyes healthy and their vision clear.

Our team in St. Petersburg carries out laser refractive surgery, cosmetic eyelid surgery, and treatment for a variety of eye diseases and vision conditions. Our St. Petersburg ophthalmologists and optometrists are some of the best in the region and provide incredible outcomes. They evaluate the current function of your eyes, assess your eye health, and when treatment is needed, break down your options.


Proudly Serving St. Petersburg

We’re grateful to be able to serve St. Petersburg’s many districts, such as Historic Kenwood and the Historic Old Northeast, in addition to Tierra Verde, St Pete Beach, Gulfport, South Pasadena, and other nearby communities.

St. Petersburg is a diverse city full of landmarks and cultural locations to visit year-round. Whether you’re visiting the world-famous Salvador Dali Museum, watching the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, or exploring the variety of arts districts throughout the city, we want you to be able to see it all clearly with healthy eyes.

St. Petersburg Eye Care Services

Driving Directions

We’re located at 1515 9th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705.

If you’re coming from the north, head south on I-275 S, then take exit 24 for 22nd Ave N. At the end of the ramp, stay left at the fork and turn left onto 22nd Ave N. In 0.4 miles, turn right onto 16th St N; you’ll soon pass both Ichiban Japanese Restaurant and El Tenampa Mexican-American Restaurant on your right. In a little under a mile, turn left onto 9th Ave N, and we’ll be just ahead on your left.

If you’re coming from the west, head east on 5th Ave N toward 45th St N. Once you reach US-19/34th St N, turn left. In a few hundred feet, you’ll pass Fray’s Donut House on your right. In a couple hundred more feet, once you see Salem’s Fresh Eats on your left, turn right onto 9th Ave N. In just over 1.5 miles, we’ll be on your left.


Eye Exams in St. Petersburg


Whether we’re performing routine eye care or an evaluation for eye surgery, we begin with a comprehensive exam. Our advanced technology allows us to screen for common eye diseases, monitor ongoing changes in eye health, and generate the most precise vision prescriptions possible. We’ll gladly fit patients in corrective eyewear, such as glasses and contacts, but for anyone interested in a more permanent solution, we provide consultations for LASIK and other vision correction procedures.


Eye Exams in St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg LASIK Treatment
St. Petersburg LASIK Treatment

LASIK And Other Refractive Surgeries in St. Petersburg

Millions of people receive LASIK every year to reduce or eliminate their dependence on eyewear. Between our incredibly experienced LASIK team, state-of-the-art, all-laser LASIK technology, and hassle-free financing options, we’re able to offer one of the best LASIK experiences in the industry. To us, it’s not enough to just provide optimal outcomes. At the end of the day, want to make sure our patients are cared for during every step of their experience here at Gulfcoast Eye Care.

During an Eye Analysis, our ophthalmologists will go over your options for LASIK and its modern alternatives laser eye surgeries, including SMILE, PRK, RLE, and ICL. Our experienced LASIK surgeon, Dr. Michael Manning, performs LASIK, SMILE, and PRK right here in our St. Petersburg laser center.

Cataract Surgery in St. Petersburg

Cataract Surgery and IOL Options

Cataracts are a condition that degrade the eye’s natural lens over time, leading to gradually worsening vision. Cataracts are common in people over 40 years old, but fortunately, they have a simple solution: cataract surgery. Dr. Manning and his team will permanently remove your clouded lens, and restore your vision by replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). It’s possible for IOLs to not only restore your vision to its pre-cataract quality, but to improve your eyesight in a variety of different ways!

Our ophthalmologists can explain your options to you during a cataract surgery consultation, go over our various IOL options, and help you plan your cataract surgery.

Cataract Surgery in St. Petersburg

Medical Eye Care and Eye Disease Management

Medical eye exams can help us track your eye health so that we can detect eye diseases before they cause vision loss. From ongoing at-home treatments to surgical solutions, we provide a range of treatment options for conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinal issues, and other common eye problems. We’re also able to provide emergency eye care if you experience sudden vision changes, unexplained pain, or an eye injury.

Many of our patients trust us to treat their dry eye syndrome, a common and uncomfortable condition. We perform MiBo Thermoflo therapy in our St. Petersburg office to alleviate symptoms and address the root causes of dry eye.

Oculofacial Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is most commonly thought of as a purely cosmetic procedure, but many patients rely on it to restore their vision. Eyelids and eyelid muscles can sag, turn inwards or outwards, or become less responsive with age. These changes may negatively affect your vision, and can also make you look less youthful and alert.



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