SARASOTA, Fla. – Center For Sight, a multispecialty ophthalmology practice which operates 14 eye clinics and surgery centers in Southwest Florida, is the first eye care practice in the world to offer the new OptiBlue intraocular lens, an advanced intraocular lens technology that filters violet light to improve contrast and clarity for cataract patients.
Higher-energy wavelengths create additional light scatter, and exposure to violet light is linked to both cell death and retinal damage. Brought to market by Johnson & Johnson Vision, the OptiBlue lens is unique in that it filters damaging rays while still allowing blue light transmission to the eye, which enhances image quality in low light.
Trials showed OptiBlue patients experienced less difficulties driving in daytime and nighttime, reported no frustration with their vision and had an intensity reduction in halos caused by headlights and smartphone lights.
“US Eye and Center For Sight are committed to providing patients with the most advanced technology available,” said David Shoemaker, M.D., founder and CEO of US Eye and Center For Sight. “It’s incredibly important that we equip our surgeons with the most innovative products on the market. The addition of the OptiBlue intraocular lens gives them one more tool to help our patients achieve remarkable visual outcomes and an enhanced quality of life.”
Center For Sight, which is part of the US Eye network of practices, has locations in Englewood, Fort Myers, Naples, North Port, Punta Gorda, Sarasota and Venice. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit CenterForSight.net or call 941-488-2020.
About Center For Sight
Center For Sight is the founding practice of US Eye with 42 providers and 14 locations in Southwest Florida. Center For Sight offers patients convenient access to nationally renowned surgeons, highly-trained, compassionate staff members and cutting-edge technology. Center For Sight’s mission is to “bring clear vision to life” through trusting relationships and the unending pursuit of excellence in eyecare. For additional information and locations, visit CenterForSight.net.
About US Eye
US Eye is a leading group of patient-centric, vertically integrated multi-specialty physician practices providing patients with care in ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, audiology and cosmetic facial surgery. US Eye is based in Sarasota, Florida, employing 67 providers and approximately 600 staff members. The company currently operates 27 offices and three ambulatory surgery centers in the Southeast United States. US Eye is owned by its partner practices and is backed by Pamlico Capital, a Charlotte, North Carolina-based firm investing in founder-owned businesses for over 30 years. Learn more about US Eye at USEye.com.