Dr. Stephenson is first in the world to usethe new Bausch & Lomb's Envista MX60E IOL with Stableflex technology
The LENSARlaser system
Designed with laser cataract surgery in mind
ORA: The cataract surgery game changer!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The material contained on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.Section 1557 Affordable Care Act (ACA).