Performing nearly 100,000 cataract surgeries, more than any other surgeon his age, Dr. Shoemaker has been voted a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for three consecutive years and named by Bausch + Lomb as an inaugural member of the Crystalens Millennium Society. The Society is an elite group of twelve cataract surgeons from around the world who have implanted 1,000 or more Crystalens lenses—the first and only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens used to treat cataracts and presbyopia. As a result of Dr. Shoemaker’s commitment to excellence, more patients have chosen Dr. Shoemaker to restore their vision than any other surgeon his age in the United States.
Dr. Shoemaker performs cataract and lens replacement surgeries at Center For Sight’s surgical center, which is one of only two AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery facilities in the Sarasota area specializing in ophthalmology. The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) has reviewed operations of Center For Sight’s surgical center and has granted it a three-year accreditation, the maximum permitted under the organization’s regulations. Certification at the three-year level means that Center For Sight is providing the highest possible level of quality care to patients.
Center For Sight's surgical center consists of three operating rooms used to perform cataract, glaucoma, cornea, retina and facial cosmetic surgery. In addition, the center has a laser suite comprised of the IntraLase Laser and the Allegretto Wave Laser used to perform All-Laser LASIK (laser assisted in situ keratomileusis).
Education: Dr. Shoemaker received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Florida. He studied at the Swiss Institute for Medical and Surgical Research, and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the noted Ochsner Clinic and Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans.
Certification and Member: Board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and American Board of Eye Surgery, Dr. Shoemaker is a member of the following:
• American Academy of Ophthalmology
• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
• American College of Eye Surgeons
• International Society of Refractive Surgery
• Society for Excellence in Eye Care
For more information about Center For Sight or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shoemaker, please call 941-925-2020.