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Welcome to Gulf Coast Eye Center!

Welcome to our office. Headed by Dr. Steven Bovio, a board-certified optometrist, our practice in Sarasota, Florida is built on quality eye care with a personal touch. We are unique in our ability to customize your eye care to fit your needs. This includes but not limited to developmental vision, contact lenses, diagnosis and treatment for ocular disease, ocular infections, eye emergencies, eye injuries, cataracts, dry eye syndrome, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

We feature a full-service optical to provide you with the finest eye glasses and designer frames. Along with same-day service, we offer a wide selection of eyeglasses to choose from. Read more about our optical here!

We specialize in advanced vision correction procedures including soft or rigid gas permeable (RGP) multifocal contact lenses and corneal reshaping treatment. We also have a large selection of eyeglasses with the latest types of lenses available. In many cases your glasses can be made the same day. We look forward to the opportunity of serving your eye care needs.

We are especially pleased to announce the launch of our
Online Shopping system!

Now you can order your contact lenses and solutions directly from our office 24/7 from the comfort of your own home, from the same eye doctor you’ve known and trusted for years. Try our Shopping System today!

Our Mission:

The mission of Gulf Coast Eye Center is to contribute to a lifetime of healthy vision, providing each patient with the highest quality vision care and consequently quality of life. We will seek continuing education to remain at the forefront of our profession and will offer the latest eye care technology, professional service, and products. The visual needs and wellness of each patient will always be our first priority. Everything we do shall communicate this.

Office Hours

Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Steven Bovio, O.D.

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