Focused Care. Visionary Service.


No regional eye care practice can match the comprehensive services, training and technologies offered by Lake Eye. We are the local forerunner of the most sophisticated and progressive technologies in the field, and a pioneering force in innovative new ways to protect, correct and restore vision and keep it healthy throughout your lifetime.

General Eye Care

Clear vision is a vital part of a healthy, happy life, and the doctors and staff of Lake Eye Associates work together to help you enjoy excellent vision now and through all the days to come. As with all health matters, the early discovery of changes in your vision is the most important part of keeping your eyes healthy and sharp, so we encourage you to visit your ophthalmologist early and regularly, so problems can be solved before they do permanent and sometimes severe damage.

With regular eye exams, nearly all eye diseases and disorders can be prevented, corrected or arrested. For most people, a regular check-up and possible prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses are enough to put the world back in perfect order. As we age or encounter changes in our health, other treatments may become necessary, but the goal of our doctors and staff remains the same: to keep your eyes healthy, clear and focused on a bright, happy life.




Cataracts can cause blurred vision, muted colors and difficulty seeing at night, and are especially common as we age. Lake Eye specializes in the latest innovative surgeries to safely remove cataracts in minutes, including refractive laser surgery, the fastest, safest and most accurate cataract surgery system ever created. We use only the world’s most progressive lens implants, including TECNIS® and AcrySof IQ ReSTOR® multifocal lenses, and Trulign® and Crystalens® accommodating lenses to correct common vision problems and restore clear, crisp sight. We are the first local provider to offer the newest breakthrough in IOLs, the amazing Symfony® extended depth-of-focus lens, the first and only FDA-approved lens capable of producing continuous high-quality vision at all distances.


Sagging upper lids and inward- or outward-turning lower lids not only create a tired or haggard appearance, they can impair vision and invite infection. Dr. Shelby Terpstra performs restorative blepharoplasty to correct sagging upper lids, and lower lid surgery to eliminate puffy, baggy or fatty lower lids, restoring peripheral vision and imparting a more vibrant, refreshed appearance.


At our Tavares location, we offer the region’s most advanced LASIK technologies for the sharpest, clearest vision. Dr. Vinay Gutti utilizes iLasik with iDesign for the quickest, safest and most rewarding results. Using iDesign eye-mapping, we create a customized map of your eye that is 25 times more precise than standard measurements, and the bladeless femtosecond laser, which can restore most patients to 20/20 vision, improving myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (abnormal curvature).

Disorders and Conditions

Eyes can come with or develop conditions that interfere with the normal enjoyment of life, and even pose safety issues. These include:

Dry Eye Lake Eye’s Dry Eye Solutions feature diagnostic testing and evaluation of the causes of mild to severe intermittent and chronic dry eye, which include aging, long-term contact lens use, diseases like diabetes, lupus and thyroid disorder, certain medications, and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, or MGD, a blockage of the glands that lubricate the eyes. Once your ophthalmologist has determined the cause, he or she can deliver effective treatments, from nutritional supplements to prescription eye drops to a patented new therapy that gently treats MGD and provides lasting relief.

Red Eye
Refractive Errors
Floaters and Flashes
Detached/Torn Retina

The Board-certified doctors of Lake Eye have the training and experience to arrest and correct these eye conditions and protect vision from further damage.



Certain diseases not only impair vision, but left untreated may lead to serious problems, including blindness:

Diabetic Retinopathy
Macular Degeneration

The doctors of Lake Eye have effective treatments for the safe management these diseases and protection from further eye and vision damage.

Allergy Immunotherapy Treatment

Environmental allergies can cause a host of unpleasant symptoms – as can the medicines used to treat them. Now there’s a safe, all-natural, drug-free solution: sublingual allergy drops. Unlike immunotherapy shots, allergy drops are taken from the comfort of home to painlessly abate – and most often cure – allergies over time. They are safe for a wider range of patients than shots. Dr. Mark Vocci offers pain-free allergy testing and customized allergy drops.