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Dr. Stephenson is first in the world to use the new Bausch & Lomb's Envista MX60E IOL with Stableflex technology
The LENSARlaser system
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The eyes are the windows of your soul

Welcome to Stephenson Eye Associates

If the world around you isn't as sharp and clear as it once was, don't put off seeking help any longer. Since 1989, Dr. Dee Stephenson at Stephenson Eye Associates has successfully treated today’s common vision problems. Dr. Dee can help you to maintain your vision and your independence.
Dr. Stephenson and her staff make every effort to put you at ease from the refreshingly home-like office setting, to their friendly and courteous approach to caring for your vision needs. She is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon with extensive expertise in micro-incisional cataract surgery and implantation of premium intra-ocular lenses, as well as laser surgery for the treatment of glaucoma, cornea and external eye disease, vision problems related to diabetes, and more.

Our Services

Cataracts are part of the normal aging process.  As we age, more than just our appearances and physical capabilities begin to change our eyes do as well.  Cataracts are often considered part of the aging process and at some point in life, typically for those 50+, everyone will form cataracts. Early cataracts are almost unnoticeable to you but can be detected in a comprehensive eye exam. Most cataracts gradually develop over a period of years. The progression of your cataracts largely depends on your overall health and lifestyle.
Stephenson Eye Associates recommends annual eye exams for all those over the age of 40 to monitor the progression of cataracts and other eye diseases.  When the cataract has developed to a point where it is causing visual impairment, cataract surgery is recommended. Dr. Stephenson’s staff will thoroughly explain the entire surgical procedure as well as options for improving your visual outcome after cataract surgery with the use of premium lenses and also utilizing advanced laser technology during the procedure.
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Over the past several years, there have been great advancements in cataract surgery technology.  Stephenson Eye Associates is proud to be the first practice in Venice to offer patients both high level services and a bladeless cataract surgery experience.  Dr. Stephenson uses the Lensar Laser Cataract System, which gives her the ability to make more precise incisions in the cornea and lens allowing for a procedure that is truly customized to your eye’s own unique anatomy.
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Lensar’s Cataract Laser with Augmented Reality technology provides a unique high-resolution, 3-D view of eye that allows Dr. Stephenson to tailor your treatment, which can improve your visual outcomes.

With the Lensar Laser’s  most advanced technology available, a customized cataract removal procedure is performed to your eye’s own unique size and shape. The system was designed with comfort in mind, so you can relax knowing the latest technology available is being used to treat one of your most valuable senses – your sight.
Learn the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery
If you have cataracts, then you have some important decisions to make prior to your surgery.  There are new advanced lens options that can reduce or even eliminate your need to wear glasses after cataract surgery.  Dr. Stephenson is an expert in premium lens technology and will work with you to determine what lens is best for your lifestyle needs.  If you research the options available in intra-ocular lenses , you will see many celebrities endorsing different lenses.  Although this is beneficial to bring awareness about these advanced technology lenses, every eye is different. Depending on your individual visual needs, certain lenses will correct your vision better than others. The staff at Stephenson Eye Associates will educate you on these options and Dr. Stephenson will select the lenses best for your eyes.
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Leader in Cataract Surgery

Dee Stephenson MD is one of the Sarasota County region’s premier ophthalmologists specializing in cataract surgery.  She is a leader in the advancements of cataract surgery using only the latest and most advanced technology to provide the best cataract surgery outcomes for her patients.  Unlike other practices, Dr. Dee wants to meet with each patient for a comprehensive evaluation and thoroughly discuss the cataract surgery options that will provide the best visual outcome for their individual lifestyle needs.  If you are seeking a Sarasota County cataract surgery expert who has a strong command of surgical techniques and uses the latest technology, be sure to contact Stephenson Eye Associates.
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Where is Dr. Dee?

Top Doctors 2018 Award

Dr. Dee Stephenson wins
The Sarasota Magazine's Health
Top Doctors Award 2020

Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award 2020

Dee Stephenson MD wins Castle Connolly
Top Doctors Award 2020

Castle Connolly Exceptional Women in medicine 2019

Dee Stephenson MD wins Castle Connolly
Exceptional Women in medicine 2019

Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award 2018

Dee Stephenson MD wins Castle Connolly
Top Doctors Award 2019

Ophthalmology Management Cover

Dee Stephenson MD
Guest Editor - April 2018

Castle Connolly Top Doctors Exceptional Women in Medicine Dee Stephenson 2017

Dee Stephenson MD wins
Castle Connolly
Exceptional Women in medicine 2017

2016 ASCRS Acientific Papers Award

Dr. Dee Stephenson Received
The 2016 ASCRS Acientific Papers Award

at the Annual ASCRS/ASOA Symposium and Congress in New Orleans

OSN Premier Surgeon 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery

Dr. Stephenson has been named
To the prestigious ocular surgery news' Premier Surgeon 300
- an elite group of premium refractive cataract surgeons and innovators in the field

Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award

Dee Stephenson MD wins Castle Connolly
Top Doctors Award 2016 and 2017

Castle Connolly Top Doctor Blue Ribbon


Stephenson Eye Associates

200 Palermo Pl.
Venice. FL 34285

Surgery Center at St. Andrews

1350 East Venice Ave.
Venice, FL 34285