Florida cataract, glaucoma, and eyelid surgery center.

Patient Testimonials

When eye surgical expertise, and compassion come together, amazing things happen. Almost every day, we receive wonderful letters of thanks from eye surgery patients. It is testimonials like the ones you read here that validate what we do and keeps us focused on being "Dedicated to the Work of Healing."

Optical Center Right Inside Our Lobby

Our doctors correct your vision, our goal is to preserve your vision. Our optical boutique provides premium lenses to fit everyone's lifestyle. There is no need to drive all over town.  Our professionally staffed boutique caters to each and every patient individually. The licensed optician has over 26 years experience and will give you honest opinions. No need to go elsewhere.

Board Certified Ophthalmologists

The Suncoast Eye Center provides its patients with outstanding vision care. Our professional and friendly medical staff uses the latest technology to meet the needs of our patients. Clinic surgeons are board-certified ophthalmologists with years of experience performing surgical and laser procedures. 

Licensed Optometrists

Optometrists are specifically educated, trained and licensed to examine the eye and surrounding structures for the purpose of prescribing eyewear or contact lenses.  All doctors are board certified optometrists and Dr. Kaplan specializes in comprehensive eye exams, as well as Sports Vision. 

Locations & Contacts

Hudson, Florida
14003 Lakeshore Blvd
Hudson, FL 34667
Phone: (727) 868-9442
Toll Free: (800) 282-6341
Crystal River, Florida
221 N.E. Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 795-2526
Deb Marlin (Coordinator)
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Dr. Lawrence A. Seigel

Ophthalmology Resources


Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis

American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Association of Dispensing Ophthalmologists

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

American Board of Ophthalmology

American College of Eye Surgeons

American Glaucoma Society

American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology

Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists

International Council of Ophthalmology

International Society of Refractive Surgery

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology

Michigan Ophthalmological Society

Pan American Association of Ophthalmology

Retina Society

American Macular Degeneration Foundation

Eye Bank Association of America

The Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Glaucoma Foundation

Glaucoma Research Foundation

International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation

International Eye Foundation

Macular Degeneration Foundation

The Macula Foundation

National Association for Visually Handicapped

National Keratoconus Foundation

Research to Prevent Blindness

National Eye Institute

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Drug Administration

American Journal of Ophthalmology

Archives of Ophthalmology


Eye World

Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology Times


Review of Ophthalmology

Disease and Conditions Simulator

Macular Degeneration Help Center


Board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Lawrence A. Seigel is a cataract specialist with over 25 years experience. As a cataract surgeon his areas of expertise include cataract extraction with intraocular lens implantation, which can reduce pre-existing astigmatism during cataract surgery.

Surgical Expertise

Cataract Extraction

Dr. Seigel removes the cloudy lens, from the eye and replaces it with a clear plastic lens. These lenses focus light just like a natural lens. As a result, thick glasses are no longer needed after surgery. It is the most common operation performed in North America today.

Intraocular Lens Implant

Intraocular lenses, commonly called IOLs, may be one of the most important ophthalmic developments of our time. The tiny prescription lenses prescribed by Dr Seigel are placed inside the eye during surgery. Now with Dr. Seigels experience, patients receiving IOLs often enjoy the best vision of their lives.  

Find more information about how this procedure is performed, it's risks and benefits here.

Dr. Seigel’s Advanced Surgical Techniques

Dr. Lawrence A. Seigel, founding surgeon of the Suncoast Eye Center uses the most advanced surgical techniques in cataract surgery today including: small incision, no-stitch surgery, clear corneal surgery with topical anesthesia.

No Stitch Same Day Surgery

Dr. Seigel makes a tiny incision that seals by itself. Applying a topical anesthesia allows for a rapid recovery producing clear vision that returns almost immediately with little, if any, discomfort.

Clear Corneal Surgery

Dr Seigel performs this technique to restore vision loss due to cataract development. The cataract is removed with the assistance of ultrasound technology known as phacoemulsification. Following clear cornea, small incision cataract surgery, you may resume many of life’s daily living activities immediately.

The Founding Surgeon

Practicing in Pasco County Dr. Seigel is active in the local community.  In 1978 Dr. Seigel established the Suncoast Eye Center Foundation. A non-profit organization helping the needy in our area with their eye care needs.


Dr. Seigel received his medical degree from New York Medical College, New York City. He completed his internship training at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, N.Y.U., Brooklyn, New York. Dr. Seigel served two years of his Ophthalmology residency at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York and completed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Prior to coming to Florida, Dr. Seigel practiced Ophthalmology at Frankfurt Army Medical Center, West Germany, where he was a Major in the U.S. Army and the Assistant to the European Consultant in Ophthalmology. Dr. Seigel is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Residency in Ophthalmology:

North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset 1976 - 1978
New York Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California 1978 - 1979

Is Eyelid Surgery For You?

The Eyelid surgery produces very pleasing results and has become a popular outpatient procedure. Patients experience improved peripheral vision, greater ocular comfort and boast a more youthful appearance after surgery.
Follow the link below to learn more about the procedure, yout options, recovery time and more. learn more »

Eye Surgery Institute

The Suncoast Eye Surgery Institute first opened January 1989. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with two operating rooms, two laser suites and comfortable pre and post-operative areas. Your surgical experience and comfort should be as pleasant as possible. Providing that personal attention and care is our main goal.
The Surgery Institute is Medicare-certified and fully licensed by the State of Florida. learn more »

Free Speakers Bureau

Need a speaker for your group? The Suncoast Eye Center provides an informative seminar on the aging eye. Covering topics including cataracts, glaucoma, droopy eyelid problems, macular degeneration and several others. The seminar can be tailored to work with your existing program.. learn more »

"The Suncoast Eye Center, Eye Surgery Institute, is dedicated to providing the highest level of ophthalmological care, in a professional, caring, pleasant atmosphere, and is committed to providing their team members a secure, caring, and safe work environment."

"The goal at the Suncoast Eye Center, Eye Surgery Institute, is to continuously strive for improvement in providing quality car to patients, and a pleasant work place for team members."