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UV Safety Month
07/10/2017 17:58
With the temperatures rising as we head into summer it is important to be aware of the dangers of the sun! As Floridians we are not strangers to the effects of the intense UV rays that plague us nearly year round. However, while many of us take the time to protect our skin, we aren’t always so diligent about protecting our eyes from the sun. ...
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5 Things to Know Before You Buy Sunglasses
06/02/2017 14:04
With Memorial Day behind us and summer quickly approaching, it is important to remind yourself to break out your sunglasses whenever you go outside. Here are five things to remember when buying that new pair of summer shades: Your sunglasses should always block 100% of UVA and UVB rays. This ultraviolet radiation radiated from the sun ...
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Workplace Eye Wellness Month
03/07/2017 15:44
Work Place Eye Health While we ease ourselves into March, or better known in the eye care industry as Workplace Eye Health Month, we are reminded how important it is to take care of our vision. With the average American spending 40 plus hours a week at work, it’s important that we keep informed on how to best take care of our eyes while on...
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Assessing Visual Impairments In Infants
02/22/2017 16:14
Have you ever wondered how doctors are able to accurately gauge an infant’s visual impairment? If an infant is unable to tell the doctor if “one” or “two” is clearer, how do they figure out the right prescription for correction? Retinoscopy is the technique that is most widely used to determine the amount of correct...
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Presidential Eye Problems
02/17/2017 16:06
Presidents, although it may be difficult to believe, are just like you and me! While they may have more help accomplishing their day to day tasks, they still have to put their pants on one leg at a time. Just like us, there have been presidents who have suffered from different eye problems. Abraham Lincoln. Did you know that Honest Abe wouldn...
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Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?
02/15/2017 15:41
With February being Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month, we want to provide important information to help you keep your eyes healthy! When we hear the term Age-Related Macular Degeneration many of us believe that it comes about due to old age. While aging is a risk in developing AMD, there are many other things that can lead t...
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5 Vision Saving Tips
01/03/2017 14:19
With 2016 in our rearview mirror it’s time to start thinking about the changes we want to make for a better 2017! Some of these positive daily life changes can also help benefit your vision. Here are a few ideas of some things you might want to add to your list of resolutions! Eat A Nutrient Rich Diet:  Incorporating the ri...
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3 Winter Eye Care Tips
12/07/2016 20:11
Whether you are struggling with Florida’s sporadic cold fronts or planning a snow filled vacation over the holidays, these eye care tips can help you keep your eyes healthy all winter! Dry Winter Air While we love to soak up all the dry air we can get here in Florida, your eyes might not be as excited. Dry winter air can cause...
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What is Presbyopia?
08/29/2016 20:16
As you age you may notice that you aren’t seeing things quite as clearly as you once did. While many people will tell you it is just a part of the aging process, they may not know that it is actually a condition known as Presbyopia. What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is derived from Greek words meaning “old eye.” It is often ref...
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Transient Smartphone Blindness
08/17/2016 17:14
Are you one of the many Americans who enjoy getting one last surge of entertainment before hitting the hay? Squeezing in that YouTube video you noticed your coworker getting a chuckle at earlier in the day or checking your friends’ latest Facebook posts? Most of us are guilty of it, but what you may not know is that this habit could cause tem...
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Is Smoking Affection Your Vision?
08/10/2016 13:06
Smoking is bad for our health. We all know this. It has been drilled into our brains time and time again. Smoking can lead to lung cancer, COPD, heart disease, strokes and much more. But did you know smoking can also impair your vision? Here are few ways that smoking can damage your eyesight. Cataracts: Studies have shown that smokers signifi...
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What You Need To Know About Digital Eye Strain
07/27/2016 13:08
It’s 2016 and digital devices are running our lives. We have reached a point of no return. It seems impossible to make it through an entire day without turning to your tablet, smart phone, computer or smart watch. Why read a physical book when the digital version is cheaper? Why trudge through an encyclopedia when Siri can look it up for you?...
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How To Get The Best Use Out Of Your Amsler Grid
07/19/2016 14:33
Anyone with Age-Related Macular Degeneration has seen one before, the infamous black and white grid with the tiny black dot in the middle, better known in the ophthalmology world as the Amsler Grid. Many of you may wonder, “What’s the purpose?” or “How do I use it?” Let us help you find answers to these questions. ...
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5 Most Common Eye Problems in Adults
07/08/2016 13:44
  At some point in our lives we will all come across that one moment when we realize our vision isn’t quite as strong as it once was. The thought of reading a menu without your glasses resting atop the bridge of your nose seems ludicrous. Is this deterioration in vision something to simply be chalked up to the aging process or cou...
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Fireworks Safety
06/27/2016 14:21
There is something nostalgic about sitting outside on a warm summer night watching the sky light up in bursts of brilliant color. It brings back memories of simple times filled with good food, lots of laughter and enjoying life with friends and family. While we can all appreciate the splendor of a great fireworks show on the Fourth of July, it i...
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Optometrist Vs. Ophthalmologist
06/17/2016 15:40
Those who work in the eye health field can probably tell you that more times than not patients are unaware of the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist.  To the surprise of many, there are some key differences to these two professions. It is important that you understand the differences so you can seek out help from the ...
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Sports Eye Safety
06/07/2016 19:59
In the United States, every 13 minutes an emergency room is treating a sports-related eye injury. More than 100,000 eye injuries in the United States are estimated to occur every year with ninety percent of these injuries being deemed avoidable with the use of protective eyewear.   Who Is At Risk For Sports-Related Eye Injuries? A...
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Summer Eye Safety
06/06/2016 17:48
Memorial Day has come and gone and now we find ourselves slipping into summer time. This means lazy beach days, barbeques and plenty of swimming to help combat the Florida heat. While all of these things sound wonderful, especially if you are reading this while sitting in a cubicle staring out at the Florida sunshine, it is important to remembe...
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Cataract 411
06/02/2016 18:48
Did you know that by age 80, more than half of all Americans have a cataract or have had cataract surgery? Cataracts are a normal part of the aging process and are the leading cause of vision loss in adults 55 and over. Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. In fact, more than 3 million cataract surgeries are ...
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Tips For Avoiding Springtime Eye Allergies
05/23/2016 16:33
The time of year has come around once again for those who suffer from pollen allergies. While many people are enjoying the perfect springtime temperatures, blooming flowers and beautiful Florida sunshine, allergy suffers may be finding themselves in a losing battle with the fresh layers of pollen that seem to blanket everything. In addition ...
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Importance of Wearing Sunglasses
05/17/2016 20:41
Living in Florida, we have all heard time and again that we should be wearing sunglasses when we are outdoors. What we don’t hear often enough is why we should wear sunglasses and what to look for when buying a new pair. Here are 10 tips on when to wear your sunglasses, why they are important and what to look for. Sunglasses are an e...
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Workplace Eye Wellness
03/02/2016 21:13
March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. Whether your daily schedule consists of using power tools or spending hours in front of a computer, it is always important to take precautions to keep your eyes healthy. With the increasing dependence on technology in the workplace, individuals are using digital devices to accomplish daily tasks more than e...
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What is Glaucoma?
02/22/2016 21:15
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness, and often referred to as the “silent thief of sight.”  When caught early, it can usually be controlled. Most of the time, glaucoma has no symptoms, so it is essential to have yearly dilated eye exams. Glaucoma is diagnosed when a doctor detects pressure building in the eye. This p...
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Rapid Pathogen Screening CEO Robert Sambursky Shares His Path to Success
02/05/2016 19:18
Coastal Eye Institute's very own Dr. Robert Samburksy was recently feautred in a BIZ(941) article highlighting his position as CEO at Rapid Pathogen Screening, Inc., a company he conceptualized with his father and brother in 1999. Continue on to read BIZ(941)'s full article on Dr. Sambursky.  Saying Robert Sambursky was destined to ...
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What are Cataracts?
01/20/2016 19:34
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. In each person’s eye there is a lens, responsible for focusing light and allowing the eye to produce sharp, clear images. This lens is normally clear, like a window that has just been cleaned, allowing the eye to focus light properly. Like a dirty window, a cloudy lens makes it diffi...
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Anita Shane, M.D. to Speak on Age-Related Macular Degeneration
10/07/2015 12:00
Wednesday, October 7th at 12:00 noon - Join Dr. Anita Shane for a FREE 'Lunch and Learn' as she speaks about age-related macular degeneration.  Dr. Shane, Retina Specialist and Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon, will discuss age-related macular degeneration in detail, including: causes, the symptoms to look for, treat...
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Join Us Saturday, September 26th in Lakewood Ranch for the Semi-Annual Health & Wellness Expo!
09/24/2015 15:52
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Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic Is Now Coastal Eye Institute
07/30/2015 14:58
  Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic proudly announces our new practice name, Coastal Eye Institute. The practice will continue to feature the same outstanding physicians, staff and care, with no change in management or ownership.  With specialists in every area of ophthalmology, Coastal Eye Institute is uniquely qualified to care for pati...
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Newly Expanded Office in Lakewood Ranch Now Open!
06/25/2014 11:07
We are excited to announce that our Lakewood Ranch office has moved into a newer and larger space, just minutes away! We are now located in Lakewood Ranch Medical Office Building II, behind the Emergency Room of Lakewood Ranch Medical Center. If you have an appointment scheduled at our Lakewood Ranch office you will visit our new location at: ...
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Pooja Khator, MD to Provide Educational Seminar
01/14/2014 15:32
Great crowd signed up for Dr. Pooja Khator's Cataract Seminar in Bradenton!  There is still some room for you if you want to attend.  Dr. Khator will explain what having a cataract means, what causes cataracts, and the latest treatment options.  She is always very happy to answer questions that you may have.  Feel free to phon...
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What's New In Glaucoma??
10/23/2013 11:09
Join us for a FREE informational seminar covering "What's New In Glaucoma?".  Dr. Robert Edelman, Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Glaucoma Specialist will explain what glaucoma is, the risk factors and the latest treatments.  Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12-1pm.  1515 Sun City Cener Plaza, Sun City Center, FL.  Lunch will ...
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HEALTH & WELLNESS EXPO, LWR
09/27/2013 09:56
Stop by our booth on Saturday, September 28th at the Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held at Lakewood Ranch Medical Center!!  This event will be filled with fun and interesting information for the entire family.  We would love to see you and answer any questions you have about our doctors, offices, or specialties.  Feel f...
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WHAT ARE YOU MISSING?
09/24/2013 10:19
Join us for an interactive lunch & learn to find out how you can enjoy clearer vision with Advanced Lens Implants.  Dr. Murray Friedberg will discuss what cataracts are, when they form & the latest advancements in surgery.  Monday, September 30th @ Noon - 1:00 pm 217 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, FL **Register online or by p...
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Macular Degeneration Seminar - Dr. Anita Shane
03/20/2013 14:45
Don't miss Dr. Anita Shane, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist, at our upcoming seminar on Macular Degeneration at our Sun City Center office, Friday, March 22nd at 12:00-1:00 pm.  This informational seminar will cover the latest updates in Macular Degeneration.  As always, Dr. Shane is happy to answer any question...
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Sun City Center Fun Fest
03/12/2013 16:42
Please stop by our booth on Saturday, March 16th at the SCC Fun Fest (Health Fair!) which will be held at the Sun City Center Community Association!!  With almost 200 vendors be sure to enjoy a day filled live entertainment, arts & crafts show, food & health fair!    We would love to see you and answer any questions you ha...
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Lifestyles After 50!
02/14/2013 09:41
Visit our booth on Friday, Feburary 15th at the Lifestyles After 50 expo which will be held at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium in Bradenton!  This event will be filled with fun and informative information for better living after the age of 50.  There will be many different vendors, FREE admission & FREE parking! Feel free to call our ...
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Jeffrey Davis, M.D. Educational Seminar
10/09/2012 15:44
Don't miss Dr. Jeffrey Davis, Board-Certified Ophthalmologist, at our upcoming seminar on Common Eye Problems at our Sun City Center office, Wednesday, October 16th at 12:00-1:00 pm.  This informational seminar will cover various common eye problems including: Cataracts, Dry Eye, Macular Degeneration and Diabetes.  As always, Dr. Davis is...
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We Welcome Another Specialist.
08/20/2012 14:59
We are pleased to announce Dr. Anita Shane to our Bradenton and Sun City Center offices.  Dr. Shane is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Retina Specialist with expertise in: Macular Degeneration Diabetic Retinopathy Retinal Diseases, Tears, Detachments & Surgery Dr. Shane earned her medical degree from the renowned Baylor Co...
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Do You Have Blurry Vision?
05/17/2012 10:04
DO YOU HAVE BLURRY VISION? As we age, the lens of the eye gradually becomes cloudy, which can cause blurry vision.  This blurring of the lens is called a cataract.  Everyone who lives into their 60's eventually develops at least mild cataracts.  Cataract surgery is the only way to correct cataracts.  It is the most common surgi...
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Find us on Facebook!
04/06/2012 10:34
Have you found us on Facebook yet?  Your eye clinic has a Facebook page!  Check us out for special announcements, updates and seminar information.  "Like us" today!!...
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Jefrrey Davis, M.D. to provide Educational Seminar
03/30/2012 14:41
Don't miss Dr. Jeffrey Davis' upcoming seminar on CATARACTS on Monday, April 16, 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Ellenton at H2U, 7042 US Hwy 301 N.  Dr. Davis will give an informative presentation about CATARACTS, how they form, when cataracts should be removed, and advancements in surgical techniques.  He is always happy to answer questions from pati...
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Happy to continue seeing our Universal patients!
03/27/2012 16:05
Coastal Eye Institute would like to reassure our patients that we are still accepting Universal and will continue to do so.  As the area’s largest and most comprehensive multi-specialty ophthalmology practice, we remain committed to serving all of your eye care needs. In addition, we are pleased to share results of our annual patient sa...
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Sun City Center Cataract Seminar
03/26/2012 11:41
Great crowd signed up for Dr. Jeffrey Davis' Cataract Seminar in Sun City Center!  There is still some room for you if you want to attend.  Dr. Davis will cover cataracts, dry eye, and general eye care.  He is always very happy to answer questions and explain things.  Feel free to phone our RSVP line at 941-782-5832, or go t...
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LIFESTYLES AFTER 50!!
01/12/2012 11:47
Stop by our booth on Friday, January 13 at the Lifestyles After 50 expo which will be held at Robarts Arena in Sarasota!!  This event will be filled with fun and interesting information for enjoying your life after the age of 50.  We would love to see you and answer any questions you have about our doctors, offices, or specialties.  ...
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Join Us!!
01/04/2012 16:01
Join Us!!! We have many exciting events going on here and around town.  On Wednesday, January 11, Jeffrey Davis, M.D., will be speaking on Cataracts at SCC Senior Living, 3855 Upper Creek Drive, Sun City Center.  Later that week, join us at the Lifestyles After 50 expo at Robarts Arena in Sarasota on Friday, January 13 from 10:00 a.m. ...
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New Website
12/15/2011 20:11
Welcome to Coastal Eye Institute!  We are so excited for you to look around our new website.  If you need to be seen, be sure to click on "Schedule an Appointment" wherever you see it so we can get you in our books as soon as possible.  Enjoy the site and if you have any questions, please email (Mail@YourEyeDoctors.com) or ...
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Why Choose CEI?

Coastal Eye Institute (formerly Manatee Sarasota Eye Clinic) is one of the area’s largest ophthalmology practices featuring a comprehensive team of fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every subspecialty of eye care.From infancy to the golden years...we provide care for the total health of your eyes. Trust your eye care to our specialists!

Specialties

Coastal Eye Institute has fellowship-trained ophthalmologists in every specialty of eye care:

  • ➢ Laser Cataract Surgery
  • ➢ Glaucoma
  • ➢ Macular Degeneration
  • ➢ Diabetic Retinopathy
  • ➢ Dry Eye Disease
  • ➢ LASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • ➢ Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • ➢ Pediatric Eye Care
  • ➢ Routine Eye Care
Schedule an Appointment

We are happy to work with your busy schedule! With nine physicians and four offices, we are confident we can find a time, day and location that is convenient for you. Call 941-748-1818 and let us help you on your way to seeing more clearly!

 

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