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    3 Reasons to Choose Newsom Eye for Your LASIK Surgery Procedure

    Last updated 11 months ago

    LASIK surgery has a tremendous ability to transform your vision. If you struggle with nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, LASIK can help you say goodbye to your glasses or contacts for good. At Newsom Eye, we are experts in laser eye surgeries, including LASIK. Why should you trust our Tampa eye surgery center for your LASIK procedure? Here are the benefits of choosing Newsom Eye:

    Our Safety Standards
    We perform all of our LASIK procedures at our AAAHC-accredited and awarded Tampa Surgery Center. AAAHC stands for Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care. This rating means we offer the highest level of patient safety for ambulatory surgery. Most LASIK centers don’t seek this accreditation. In fact, many other LASIK offices perform surgery in so-called clean rooms instead of surgical suites. Your health and safety come first during your LASIK procedure.

    Top Team
    Newsom Eye offers only Blade-Free, Customized, All-Laser LASIK surgery.  We don’t do it any other way.  While other LASIK techniques may be less expensive, we choose to offer only the safest, most predictable and fastest healing procedures while giving you your NEWsom Eyes. 

    We use the IntraLase Femtosecond Laser to make the flap without blades and with a beveled edge that promotes faster healing.  We then complete the procedure with the most advanced vision correction laser in the world, The Allegretto Wave.  This system produces more 20/20 results than any other laser available today. 

    Our Technology
    Newsom Eye offers only Blade-Free, All Laser LASIK.  Most LASIK centers use shared portable lasers to perform their surgeries. At Newsom Eye, we believe this practice is dangerous. When practices pass lasers around, the equipment is more prone to malfunctions, and it is difficult to ensure that proper cleaning protocols have been followed. We only trust the lasers at Tampa Surgery Center. We have exclusive access to these lasers, so we can maintain a high level of precision and safety.

    For LASIK surgery in Tampa, you won’t find a better choice than Newsom Eye. Find out more about what sets our eye surgery practice apart by calling (888) 380-5289. Schedule a consultation to talk to our team about your vision health today.

    What Are Cataracts?

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Cataracts are a common eye condition that strikes people as they age. With cataracts, the structure of the lens is altered, making vision blurry and colors faded. Cataracts are usually treated surgically.

    Watch this video to learn how cataracts form. The lenses in your eyes are made up of water and protein. As you get older, the protein may clump, which causes a cloudy spot on the lens called a cataract. The cataract interferes with your lens’ ability to clearly focus images on the retina. Cataracts typically start out small but usually continue to grow without treatment.

    At Tampa’s Newsom Eye, we offer bladeless laser surgery to remove cataracts and restore your vision. Call our office at (888) 380-5289 to schedule a consultation or to learn about the eye surgeries we perform. 

    Newsom Eye & Laser Center Acquires Guggino Eye Center in South Tampa

    Last updated 11 months ago

    For Immediate Release:

    Contact:    Dave Rimert

    (813) 908 2020, ext. 246

    Tampa, FL – On May 1, 2013, T. Hunter Newsom, MD, Founder of Newsom Eye & Laser Center, announced the acquisition of Guggino Eye Center located at 3115 Swann Avenue in Tampa.  With this acquisition, Newsom Eye creates one of the largest ophthalmology practices in the Tampa Bay Area.

    Pediatric eye specialist, Dr. Williams, glaucoma and cataract surgeon, Dr. Levitt, oculoplastic and cataract surgeon, Dr. Bhasin, along with family eye care specialist, Dr. Santeramo will all continue to provide patient services at the Swann Avenue location.

    Ground breaking Newsom Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery, All-Laser LASIK surgery, plus Retina and Cornea Specialties are also now available to the Guggino Eye Center patients. In addition, Newsom Eye also offers a full scope of hearing care with a wide variety of hearing aids and services.

    Newsom Eye also provides the broad resources of the Tampa Surgical Center, an award winning, AAAHC accredited surgical facility located at their Carrollwood office in North Tampa. This is where Newsom Eye surgeons exclusively perform eye surgery and the famous Newsom Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery technique was invented.

    “The most exciting aspect of all of this is the scope of care that Newsom Eye patients can now expect,” said Dr. Newsom.  “By combining our specialties, we are able to offer the most comprehensive and advanced family eye care available in Tampa Bay.  Whether a routine eye exam, a new pair of eye glasses, or the most complex vision care with advanced laser surgery, Newsom Eye has the doctors and highly skilled surgeons to provide the very finest care available.”

    Guggino Eye Center was founded by Giacomo S. Guggino, MD, in 1974 and has since been offering excellent eye care to the residents of South Tampa.  “We have long held Guggino Eye Center in the highest regard,” said Dr. Newsom.  “We wish Dr. Guggino all the best as he enters the next stage of his life.  To honor his legacy, we have designated the Swann Avenue location as the Guggino Eye Center.”

    T. Hunter Newsom, MD, has attracted international acclaim as the inventor of the Newsom Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery technique.  He is a native of Florida having grown up in Gainesville, and earned his bachelors and medical degree from the University of Florida.  He interned at the world famous Mayo Clinic and performed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Iowa, one of the top three training programs in the nation for eye surgery. He founded Newsom Eye in 2001.

    To make an appointment at Newsom Eye, please call:

    South Tampa (813) 879-7711, Carrollwood (813) 908-2020, or Sebring (863) 385 1544.

    The Types of Cataracts

    Last updated 11 months ago

    Cataracts occur when protein clumps build up within the natural lens of the eye and make the lens harder to the point that it impairs vision. However, there are other types of cataracts that may develop for a number of reasons. Secondary cataracts, for example, may be the result of other health conditions such as glaucoma and diabetes. Traumatic cataracts, on the other hand, are those that develop after suffering a serious eye injury. The two other types of cataracts are congenital cataracts, which are present at birth, and radiation cataracts, which develop after exposure to certain types of radiation.

    No matter what type of cataract you are suffering from, Newsom Eye in Tampa is here to help. Give our eye surgery center a call at (888) 380-5289 for more information about IOLs, LASIK, and LASIK care. We also offer routine eye care as well as treatment for patients suffering from dry eye syndrome, refractive errors, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.


    Last updated 11 months ago

    On Tuesday, May 7th at 11:00 am - 12:00 noon at the Town & Country Senior Center, Dr. Fazio will speak about "Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome".  We hope to see you there!

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