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Caring Optometrist in Sarasota, FL

Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, Dr. Soto will focus on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision. Using the latest in optometric technology such as digital imaging, in our Sarasota office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly during a comprehensive eye and vision assessment.

Dr. Soto stays up to date with the rapid progress of medicine and technology, so you benefit from precise diagnoses and optimal treatments. Many common eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma, do not present symptoms until a late stage. For early detection and effective medical treatment of eye disease, visit our highly qualified and skilled eye doctor regularly for your comprehensive eye exam.

Ensuring crisp and clear vision is only one part of first-rate eye care. In addition to testing visual acuity, Dr. Soto will focus on the comprehensive and long-term health of your eyes and vision. Using the latest in optometric technology such as digital imaging, in our Sarasota office, we will inspect your eyes thoroughly during a comprehensive eye and vision assessment.

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Frederick E. Soto, Jr., O.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., J.D., FAAO

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What Makes Soto Eye Center Unique…

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Our Unwavering Dedication

We have been in business for 37+ years and in that time we have prided ourselves in professional and individualized eye care in our endeavor to do great work.

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We Offer Unique Services

From Dry Eye Treatment and Management of Eye Disease to Computer Vision Syndrome and Surgery Co-Management, and more. Visit our Services page to learn more.

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A Well Rounded Optical Offering

We choose our brands based on our patient's needs. We offer everything from designer brands to affordable but classic frames so our patients have a wealth of choices and prices.

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Q&A | What is Dry Eye Syndrome

How do I know if I have Dry Eye?

Dry eye can cause quite a few symptoms, anything from the eyes actually feeling dry to the eyes watering often, or having a burning, itchy, or irritated feeling. One of the most common symptoms is the eyes feeling gritty or like something is in your eye. Most people will often experience blurred vision since the tears, which comprise the outermost surface of the eye, are unstable.

Is there anything I can do to prevent DES?

Dry eye is multi-factorial, and each person’s dry eye is unique to them. To help prevent dry eye, make sure to consume 8 to 10 glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration. Some nutritional supplements, such as fish oil and flax seed oil, can contribute to a more stable tear layer.

Remember to blink regularly and take breaks often when on a computer, cell phone or when watching television. During times of the year when there is less humidity, a humidifier might be helpful to provide more moisture in the air.

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If you experience loss of vision, double vision, swelling, infection or any eye emergency, contact us immediately for guidance. We’ll help you with the best treatment to prevent complications and promote long-lasting clear eyesight.

Please call our office at: (941) 953-3111 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel your need to find the nearest emergency room.

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  • Eyemed
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