“Trust Your Eye Care to a Specialist”

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Eric Berman, M.D.

Neuro-Ophthalmologist and Oculoplastic Surgeon
Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Neuro-Ophthalmologist
Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgeon

Areas of Specialty

  • Eyelid Plastic Surgery
  • Eye disorders associated with neurologic diseases, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, strokes, facial nerve palsy, pseudotumor cerebri and headaches
  • Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery

A Foundation of Educational Excellence

Dr. Eric Berman graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and completed his medical degree at State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. After finishing his internship at Long Island College Hospital in New York, he completed his ophthalmology residency at State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center.

Dr. Berman completed fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology, orbital and oculoplastic surgery at the University of Minnesota. He served as a full-time faculty member in the Departments of Neurology and Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, New York, and is currently a clinical associate professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. Dr. Berman is one of fewer than 500 neuro-ophthalmologists in North America and has authored numerous journal articles, chapters in medical texts and various health-related television programs. He is co-author of the book MRI and CT, Clinical Neuro-Orbital Anatomy, published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He joined Coastal Eye Institute in 1999.

Credentials You Can Trust

  • Board Certified, American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship-Trained in Neuro-Ophthalmology, Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery, University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York
  • Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Fellow, North American Neuro-Opthalmology Society



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!


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
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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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