St. Luke's at The Villages has a long-standing reputation for excellence in cataract surgery and eye care. The eye surgeons and ophthalmologists at St. Luke’s are known for their expertise and dedication to caregiving. Patients from over 77 countries have visited us for cataract and refractive surgery and for treatment of other diseases of the eye including retina diseases and glaucoma.Contact Us
Modern day cataract surgery makes use of a vast array of high-tech equipment and surgical techniques. The days are past where hospital stays are necessary and now cataract surgery is done with an outpatient procedure right here at St. Luke’s Cataract & Laser Institute. Our patients are truly amazed by the healing time and often resume activities much sooner than expected. If you are seeking a Florida cataract surgery expert, the cataract eye doctors at our practice would encourage you to come on for an evaluation.Learn More
The retina is a multi-layered sensory tissue that lines the back of the eye and connects the visual images that you see to the brain via the optic nerve. The retina has millions of photoreceptors that capture light rays and convert them into electrical impulses. These impulses actually travel along the optic nerve to the brain where they are turned into images. Any type of disruption in the traveling of these images to the brain results in vision loss or distorted vision. The central part of the retina, called the “macula” is the most sensitive aspect. If this macula is affected by disease seeing can become very difficult.Learn More
Many eye care patients are surprised when they learn that almost 2.5 million people have Glaucoma. More than half of these people do not even realize they have the disease because there are often no warning symptoms. Glaucoma is known as the “silent-thief” of sight because it silently steals your vision. Glaucoma often goes un-diagnosed because there is no pain associated with this high intraocular pressure. Patients are urged to have routine eye exams to check the status of their general eye health.Learn More
Oculoplastic and orbital surgery is plastic surgery focused on the structures surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, tear duct system, forehead, and midface area. Because surgery in these areas can affect vision, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery.Learn More
At St. Luke’s, we provide comprehensive ophthalmology services, including routine or eye wellness exams, urgent care, and first line treatment for many conditions such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye care. Comprehensive eye care is important to maintain eye health, as well as to ensure that your vision is optimized with the most accurate glasses prescription. Our expert medical team manages many common ophthalmic conditions, working closely with our surgical specialists to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care.Learn More
According the American Diabetes Association one in four people over the age of 60 in the US has diabetes. Diabetes can be a debilitating disease that affects many parts of the body and your overall lifestyle. Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. Approximately 29 million Americans age 20 or older have diabetes. But almost one-third don't know they have it and are at risk for vision loss and other health problems. Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye problems that affects those with diabetes, includes diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma.Learn More
You will be using your new eyesight every waking moment for the rest of your life. Please take as much time as needed to consult with us as well as your family. Our surgeons, technicians and coordinators are available to help you make the best decision.
Should I consider laser cataract surgery instead of traditional cataract surgery?
What type of lens implant would be best for me after cataract surgery, a monofocal, astigmatism correcting or full focus multifocal lens implant?
Blurred vision refers to a lack of sharpness resulting in the inability to see fine detail. Blurred vision may result from abnormalities such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism that can be improved with eyeglasses or signal the presence of eye disease.Learn more
A drooping eyelid is also called ptosis or blepharoptosis. In this condition, the border of the upper eyelid falls to a lower position than usual. In severe cases, the drooping eyelid can cover all or part of the pupil and interfere with vision.Learn more
Halos are bright circles that surround a light source, like headlights. Glare is light that enters your eye and interferes with your vision. Halos often show up when you’re in a dim or dark place. Glare is more likely in the daytime. They're a normal response to bright lights, but deeper problems can also bring them on.Learn more
When you have astigmatism, the natural curve of your cornea and lens are mismatched. This affects your eye’s ability to focus, and your retina receives two different images, called a refractive error. The result is blurry vision.Learn more
People with myopia have difficulty seeing distant objects, like road signs. They usually have better vision during near tasks, such as reading and computer use. This is why myopia is often called nearsightedness. It occurs when the shape of the eye — or the shape of certain parts of the eye — causes light rays to bend (refract) inaccurately.Learn more
Presbyopia is the expected loss of near-focusing ability that occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia sometime after age 40 when they start having trouble seeing small print clearly — including text messages on their phone.
These age-related changes occur within the proteins in the lens, making the lens harder and less elastic over time. Age-related changes also take place in the muscle fibers surrounding the lens. With less elasticity, it gets difficult for the eyes to focus on close objects.Learn more
Regular comprehensive eye exams are key to early detection of eye-related diseases to keep you seeing your best every day.Schedule consultation
I can see clearly for first time since I was a child. Thank you Dr Gills for giving me my independence back. The staff at St. Luke’s is kind and knowledgeable. Don’t put off your cataract surgery and corrective lens replacement. Best thing I have ever done. I highly recommend St Luke’s.
My cataract surgery was a great experience all the way around! The offices are shiny and clean as well as the service areas. Professional staff treated us very well from the moment we walked in the door to the moment I walked out of the surgical suite! I was even given a medicine chart which made it easy to keep track of when and how many eye drops over the six weeks. It’s been a year and a half and my eyesight couldn’t be better – no problems, no glasses, even for reading.
We proudly serve patients at our eye clinics in The Villages at Lake Sumter Landing and Brownwood. Our philosophy is to treat those we serve as though they are a member of our own families. From the first phone call or email to the follow-up visit and beyond, we’re here to serve you. Our goal is to help preserve and optimize your vision.