Serving patients seeking LASIK surgery in St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL
Robert J. Weinstock, MD and Neel R. Desai, MD are cataract, refractive and LASIK surgeons at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center, in affiliation with The Eye Institute of West Florida, a premier eye care center that has been serving the needs of the Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater communities for over 40 years. Both surgeons are fellowship-trained and considered experts in laser vision correction.
Voted one of the “Best Doctors in Tampa Bay,” Dr. Weinstock has performed thousands of LASIK procedures, helping many patients over the years gain clearer sight with this life-changing surgery. Dr. Weinstock is the go-to LASIK surgeon for the Tampa Bay Bucs. Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Desai are members of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery, an innovative group of physicians working toward advancements in LASIK and other forms of eye surgery. Both doctors take a personalized approach to LASIK surgery, ensuring that each patient receives the best visual outcome possible from surgery. Most patients enjoy 20/20 vision following LASIK, allowing them to see clearly without glasses or contact lenses, often for the first time in their life!
In addition to LASIK surgery, the surgeons at The Eye Institute of West Florida also perform laser cataract surgery, corneal and retinal treatments, glaucoma treatments and oculoplastic procedures, such as eyelid lifts. The Eye Institute offers everything from general eye exams to surgical procedures to correct diseases, all within one practice.
If you are in the St. Petersburg or Clearwater area and wish to schedule a complimentary LASIK evaluation with Dr. Weinstock or Dr. Desai, please contact The Weinstock Laser Eye Center by calling (727) 777-6693.
More about Bladeless LASIK Surgery at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center
The experienced refractive surgeons at The Weinstock Laser Eye Center and The Eye Institute of West Florida use the latest laser technology in their LASIK procedure, a surgery that allows patients to eliminate, or drastically reduce, their need to wear glasses or contacts to see clearly. The procedure is safe, painless and quick — usually lasting no longer than 20 minutes. A femtosecond laser is used to make a tiny incision in the cornea, which is the transparent layer of tissue on the eye’s front surface. From this incision, the surgeon creates a flap in the outer layer of the cornea through which they use an excimer laser to reshape underlying tissue (as refractive errors are caused by irregularly shaped corneas). Once this is done, there is no need for stitches, since the corneal incision naturally heals on its own. Patients typically don’t have to wait long to see results — and they often report an improvement in their vision just 24 hours after surgery. There is hardly any downtime either; patients typically return to work, driving and their normal daily routine the very next day!