Where The Pros Go For LASIK

Tampa Bay running back, "Cadillac" Williams had his LASIK at the Weinstock Laser Eye Center. "Cadillac" had this to say about selecting Dr. Robert Weinstock ... "His work was incredible and the best LASIK Doctor is in my own backyard". As the premiere running back for Tampa Bay and the 2005 "Rookie of the Year", he trusted his eyes to experience.

LASIK Self-Evaluation Test

Pinellas LASIK specialists Dr. Weinstock and Dr. Desai invite you to find out if you are a LASIK candidate. Please take our LASIK self-evaluation test and one of our staff will be in touch with you to discuss your LASIK candidacy.

Watch Our Vidoes

LASIK eye surgery can be cost prohibitive. If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction you should really contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

Financing Options 0% LASIK Financing West Florida

LASIK eye surgery can be cost prohibitive. If cost is something that has been holding you back from vision correction you should really contact us as soon as possible to set up a consultation. We have a page on this website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

Make An Appointment

Please feel free to CLICK HERE to make an appointment. One of our friendly staff will contact you directly to work out a time that is convenient for you!

Astigmatism Correction


What is Astigmatism

Astigmatism Cause
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Astigmatism Description
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Astigmatism is a condition where the cornea is not perfectly round but is oval shaped, causing blurred vision.

Rather than having a symmetrical, circular cornea shaped like a basketball, patients with astigmatism have a slightly oblong cornea shaped more like a football. It is curved differently from one side to the other. Because this bends light rays entering the eye unequally, there is a distortion of the image on the retina, resulting in blurred vision. Uncorrected astigmatism causes ghosting or shadowed images.

Astigmatism Correction Procedures

Fortunately, today we can correct the astigmatism during cataract surgery or the clear lens extraction (CLE) procedure. Using precisely measured incisions, we equalize the curves on the cornea, which reduces or eliminates the astigmatism.  The surgery, known as a limbal relaxing incision (LRI) or astigmatic keratotomy (AK) creates a more spherical cornea. 

The limbal relaxing incision (LRI) procedure using the new ORange® Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometer by Wavetec Vision Systems pioneered by Dr. Robert Weinstock and Dr. Neel Desai, or the toric lens implant, offer patients with as much as 4 to 5 diopters of astigmatism a choice of vision correction procedures. 

When a patient has astigmatism, as well as a cataract, the astigmatism must be corrected in order to see clearly with either a standard lens implant or a lifestyle intraocular lens (IOL).  If left uncorrected, glasses will be required to see clearly.

Correcting Astigmatism using New Technology

Correcting astigmatism can be a challenge.  Achieving the best results is mostly determined by the accuracy and precision of the surgeon.  As refractive specialists and the only facility in Florida to provide such technology, we helped develop the new ORange™ Intraoperative Wavefront Aberrometer by WaveTec Vision Systems for more predictable results.  This system uses real-time analysis to determine if your astigmatism has been eliminated while we are performing your surgery.

As new cataract surgery techniques shorten the recovery time and improve results, we are entering into an era of unprecedented growth in the development of innovative technologies in the field of ophthalmology.  Our surgeons are pioneers of this technology and are currently training other surgeons in their use around the world.  The Eye Institute of West Florida, in 2009, was one of only five surgery centers worldwide to use the wavefront-guided cataract surgery procedure.  We are committed to exploring the forefront of innovation and providing proven technologies to the people of Tampa Bay and Florida.

Toric Lens

Toric IOL
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Another option for patients who have a large amount of astigmatism is a lens replacement implant known as a toric IOL, which corrects astigmatism without having to make extra incisions on the eye.  The goal of the toric lens is to improve the range of vision for patients considering cataract surgery or the clear lens exchange procedure.  It corrects patient’s astigmatism just as glasses do.


Call today and discover why more people are choosing The Weinstock Laser Eye Center for their vision correction procedures.  Our operators will be glad to help you with a convenient appointment.  Call (727) 518-2020 today!