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How have advanced intraocular lenses and lasers improved visual outcomes for cataract patients?  

It’s an exciting time in the field of ophthalmology, and we are thrilled to offer our cataract patients the sharpest, clearest vision possible with advanced intraocular lenses and revolutionary laser technology. Through advanced lens surgery, our patients have the opportunity to “turn back time” and reduce or completely eliminate their need for glasses. Advanced lenses today can extend the depth of focus at all distances, while at the same time minimizing visual side effects such as glare and halos. Ninety-nine percent of our patients who have had advanced lens surgery would both choose it again and recommend it to their friends and family. It’s clear that incredible technology combined with the skill of an experienced surgeon results in unsurpassed patient outcomes.

Why should I consider laser cataract surgery over the manual technique?

The introduction of laser technology in cataract surgery has been one of the most important developments in the past five years, taking the procedure to a new level of safety and precision. The LENSAR laser, specifically developed for cataract surgery, performs some of the most intricate steps of the surgery with incredible computer-guided accuracy. In 2012, Center For Sight became one of the first practices in the country to utilize the LENSAR laser for cataract surgery. Through combining state-of-the-art technology with advanced intraocular lenses, we can achieve remarkable visual outcomes for the vast majority of our patients, restoring their vision to a more youthful state. If you deserve to not only restore vision lost due to cataracts, but to also do so with reduced or no dependency on glasses, laser cataract surgery is the preferred approach.

David Shoemaker, M.D., founded Center For Sight over 30 years ago, which today is recognized as one of the country’s finest eye care facilities. He has devoted his entire practice to one discipline, cataract and lens replacement surgery, and to date has performed over 100,000 cataract surgeries.


  • Center For Sight named #1 Implanter of Advanced Intraocular Lenses in the United States (multi-year, Johnson & Johnson, Inc.)
  • Named “Top Doctor” by Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. (multi-year honoree)
  • Included on the Premier Surgeon 300, a national list of top innovators in cataract surgery
  • Received the “Compassionate Doctor” Award by
  • Received the “Greater Good” Award for work on Mission Cataract

 “By combining state-of-the-art laser technology with the advanced intraocular lenses, we are able to achieve remarkable visual outcomes, not only restoring vision lost, but eliminating the need for glasses in the vast majority of patients.”

- Dr. David W. Shoemaker

Center For Sight

2601 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL, 34239
(941) 925-2020