We found 21 ophthalmologists near Venice, FL.

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Dr. Marc H. Levy MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.88 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 1101 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34285
Clinical Interests: cancer, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases) ... (Read more)
Dr. Mark Anthony Johnson MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.11 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
Address: 811 Ridgewood Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
Phone: 941-480-0600
Clinical Interests: eyelid surgery, anterior segment diseases, dry eye syndrome ... (Read more)
John H. Niffenegger MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1370 E Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
Clinical Interests: retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), retina surgery
"If you are in need of an excellent professional care for eye/retinal problems, there is no finer place to receive care. The staff makes it a joy to visit for an appointment. Charming, caring and friendly. The doctor is professional, and obviously one of the best at what he does."
August 2, 2018
Dr. Elizabeth R. Richter PH.D., M.D.
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1370 E Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34285
Clinical Interests: retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)
"Dr. Richter is a very knowledgeable, caring physician with a tremendous bedside manner. She puts you at ease, explains things in understandable terminology, has a great sense of humor and is very thorough. She follows up well and makes you feel like you are her only patient. I can't say enough good things about her."
April 28, 2017
Trenity Shane McKinney M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1868 S Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
Phone: 491-493-9393
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology
Dr. Michael Lamensdorf MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
Average rating 4.22 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 1428 Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts
John P. Fezza MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 1236 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Clinical Interests: blepharoplasty, neck lift, onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox, Botox Cosmetic) ... (Read more)
Dr. Jesse Thomas McCann PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 1236 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Clinical Interests: diabetes, vitreous problems, laser treatment ... (Read more)
William J. Lahners MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.54 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 1236 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Clinical Interests: cataracts, cataract surgery, laser treatment ... (Read more)
Joshua W. Kim MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1236 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Clinical Interests: cataracts, cataract surgery, glaucoma
Tanuj Parendra Banker MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases (Retina and Vitreous), Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Address: 1236 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Clinical Interests: vitreous problems, laser treatment, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases) ... (Read more)
Dr. David P. Campbell M.D.
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 2121 2121 Tamiami Trl, Laurel, FL 34229
Dr. David William Shoemaker MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 1236 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Clinical Interests: cataracts, cataract surgery, laser treatment ... (Read more)
William L. Soscia MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 1236 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Clinical Interests: refractive cataract surgery, cataract surgery, cataracts ... (Read more)
Scott P. Durrett MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 1191 Jacaranda Boulevard, Venice, FL 34292
Phone: 941-493-0311
Clinical Interests: anterior segment diseases, cataracts, comprehensive ophthalmology
Michael Mercandetti MD
Specializes in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1499 E Venice Avenue, Venice, FL 34292
Phone: 941-488-7117
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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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