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since 1954– OUR FOCUS
HAS BEEN ON YOU
IMPROVE THE WAY YOU LOOK AND THE WAY YOU SEE
FEMTOSECOND LASER SURGERY
EVERYTHING IN SIGHT
NOW AVAILABLE AT LAKELAND EYE CLINIC
THE GREATEST ADVANCEMENT
IN CATARACT SURGERY IN OVER 40 YEARS
GREAT VISION STARTS WITH EXPERIENCED CARE
For cataract patients who want the best possible vision, Lakeland Eye Clinic is the area's only ophthalmology practice offering patients the revolutionary Femtosecond® laser cataract surgery. This proven procedure provides a more accurate incision, capsulotomy and astigmatic correction, helping you achieve your goal of clearer vision and less dependence on glasses after cataract surgery. If you’re a candidate for cataract surgery, contact us today and learn more about our full range of cataract surgery options.
DISCOVER VISIONARY CARE
WITH THE LATEST ADVANCES IN CATARACT SURGERY
ONE OF THE REGIONS MOST RESPECTED
REFRACTIVE LENS SURGEONS
KEVIN A. DORSETT, MD
Dr. Dorsett performs the latest cataract surgeries, including the revolutionary Laser Cataract Surgery, the greatest advancement in cataract surgery in over 40 years. Lakeland Eye Clinic is the area's only Ophthalmology practice offering Cataract patients this groundbreaking procedure.
Dr Dorsett also Specializes in I.O.L Lens replacements. This procedure does more than remove a cataract, specialty lenses offer the opportunity for cataract patients to realize improved vision across the spectrum, from far to near and in many cases without glasses.
LASIK REFRACTIVE SURGERY
LASIK SURGERY IS ELECTIVE–
GOOD VISION IS NOT
WE UNDERSTAND HOW VALUABLE YOUR SIGHT IS TO YOU
ONE OF OF THE AREA'S LEADING
BOARD CERTIFIED OPHTHALMOLOGISTS
MONTE REID SICHELMAN, MD
Dr. Sichelman, one of the area’s leading Board certified Ophthalmologists is one of the only Lakeland eye surgeons to perform the latest, proven BLADELESS LASIK surgery. While many advances have been made in LASIK technology over the years, the most recent breakthrough with Bladeless LASIK is revolutionary. Bladeless LASIK now offers patients who were not previously candidates for LASIK the opportunity to see clearly, near or far, with out glasses or contacts.
Imagine what an improvement it would be to wake up in the morning and see clearly the moment you open your eyes. No more frustration from irritating contacts or lost glasses, you’ll just see what’s important, clearly.
A SERIOUS LOOK AT
IDENTIFY POSSIBLE EYE DISORDERS IN THEIR EARLIEST STAGES
ARE YOU IN THE EARLY STAGES?
LET OUR BOARD CERTIFIED DOCTORS TAKE A LOOK
Macular Degeneration is a common cause of visual deterioration among adults in the United States. A weakening of the center of the retina (the macula), macular degeneration causes central vision to blur.
Neither the more common form, dry macular degeneration, nor its more serious counterpart, wet macular degeneration, can be cured. However, if the disease is caught in its early stages, damage to your vision can be slowed by macular degeneration treatment, such as: Surgical, Injection or Laser therapy, as well as with nutritional supplements.
The Board certified Physicians at Lakeland Eye Clinic can identify possible eye disorders in their earliest stages. They can explain ways to monitor your vision, obtain treatment, and improve your lifestyle.
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THE WORLD IS FULL OF
OUR WORLD-CLASS RETINA EYE CARE IS JUST AS IMPRESSIVE
ONE OF THE AREA'S MOST RESPECTED EYE SURGEONs
AHMAD TARABISHY, MD
Dr Tarabishy, one of the area’s most respected eye surgeons, is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and Retina specialist. Dr Tarabishy performs both Laser surgery and Cyrotherapy, providing our patients with both the care and peace of mind they deserve.
Dr. Tarabishy’s clinical interests include uveitis and systemic inflammatory diseases, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and surgical treatments of various retinal diseases including complex diabetic and rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. He is passionate about retina surgery and employs the latest cutting-edge surgical techniques. He has published over 15 articles in major, peer-review scientific journals and is a co-author for 2 book chapters in major ophthalmology textbooks.
UP CLOSE AND SPECTACULAR
ASK YOUR DOCTOR TO LEARN MORE
ONE OF THE AREA'S TOP OCULOFACIAL PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEONS
ROBERT APPLEBAUM, MD
Dr. Applebaum specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face in both adults and children. These surgeries include upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, eyebrow lifts, and repair after skin cancer removal among many others. Dr. Applebaum also specializes in cosmetic injectables, such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane, and Kybella. Dr. Applebaum uses these and other aesthetic techniques to provide comprehensive patient care.
ASK US ABOUT ALL OUR PROCEDURES:
Upper / lower eyelid blepharoplasty
Eye brow lifts
WE ALL KNOW HOW
IMPORTANT THEIR VISION IS
COMPREHENSIVE EYE CARE FOR KIDS FROM BIRTH TO 18
ONE OF THE AREA'S MOST RESPECTED
MARLEN LEON, MD
Lakeland Eye Clinic Pediatric Ophthalmology Service is committed to providing excellent ophthalmic care to all the children in our community. Marlen Leon, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. Dr. Leon has training, experience and expertise in examining children. She evaluates and treats patients from birth to 18 years of age for all eye problems and is fluent in Spanish. She also sees adults for strabismus and diplopia.
We accept most of the insurances our pediatric population is on including Amerigroup, Avmed, BCBS, Cigna, CMS Title 19 and 21, Eyemed, Humana Commercial, Humana Medicaid, Magellan Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, Multiplan, PHCS, Polk Health, Premier MD, Prestige Medicaid, Simply Clear Health Alliance, Simply Medicaid, Spectera, Staywell, Summit W/C, Sunshine, UHC, VCP, VSP, and Wellmed. We are now accepting Sunshine insurance.
THOSE WITH THE RIGHT STUFF-
WE HAVE THE RIGHT PHYSICAL
TO MEET MINIMUM SAFETY STANDARDS
A HISTORY OF CARING
with BOARD CERTIFIED OPHTHALMOLOGIST RONALD CASE, MD
Dr. Case retired from Lakeland Eye Clinic yet still is available to provide flight physicals to aviators. He continues to serve as a flight surgeon to Polk County Sheriff’s Department and Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department.
He is an Army Veteran whom supports local Veteran activities, enjoys jeep events to include Jeeping with Judd each year, loves flying and classic automobiles in his spare time.
A pilot must meet minimum safety standards in terms of physical and mental condition as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). When a designated physician determines that the pilot meets the standards for a successful flight physical, the pilot is issued a medical certificate identifying that individual as meeting those specific standards.
FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
The FAA has mandated the physical and psychological standards that must be met prior to granting certification for individuals acting as pilot-in-command or serving as required crew members of any type of aircraft, including student pilots. Certain FAA employees such as air traffic controllers must hold a valid Airman Medical Certificate. Some employers, including businesses not engaged in aviation, require their employees to meet FAA flight physical standards (for example, certain types of maritime operators).
Barring any changes in a pilot's medical status, each class of examination has a specific expiration date as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR part 61.23). The validity of each exam class is based on a calendar month. For example, if a pilot is evaluated for a Second-Class Medical Certificate on July 4, 2015, then the certificate would expire on July 31, 2016.
There are three classes of FAA medical certificates, each with a more restrictive set of physical standards. Any pilot may apply for any class of medical certification, but most pilots apply for the class most applicable to their flying activity.
CLASS I EXAMINATIONS are typically reserved for commercial airline transport pilots, but are requested by most First Officers and many business aviation flight crews.
CLASS II EXAMINATIONS are required for commercial pilots, including business aviation flight crew, crop dusters, aerial advertising pilots, charter pilots, or navigators and first officers of commercial airline flights.
CLASS III EXAMINATIONS are mainly used for recreational or private pilots.
LENGTH OF CERTIFICATION
CLASS I: Six calendar months if older than age 40 at the time of evaluation; 12 months if younger than age 40
CLASS II: 12 calendar months
CLASS III: 60 calendar months if younger than age 40 at the time of evaluation; 24 calendar months if age 40 or older at the time of evaluation
APPLYING FOR AN FAA MEDICAL CERTIFICATE
Pilots must complete the FAA Medical Application (Form 8500-8) online at www.faa.gov by following the instructions for "MedXpress."
After your examination, the Aviation Medical Examiner may do one of the following:
• Issue a certificate if you meet the standards for certification
• Deny certification if you have a disqualifying medical condition
• Defer final determination to the Aeromedical Certification
Division of the FAA in Oklahoma City
In some cases, the FAA will require that supporting material be sent to its office. Mayo flight examiners typically forward such material on behalf of the pilot in one correspondence to the FAA. That's why it's important that you bring to your Mayo Clinic appointment all the records of evaluations performed outside of Lakeland Eye Clinic that pertain to a possibly disqualifying condition.
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From cataracts to contacts, we offer the complete eye care you’ve been looking for. With three convenient locations and a surgery center, it’s never been easier to improve the way you look or see.