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Soto Eye Center in Sarasota, Florida

Soto Eye Center, your local Eye Care Specialists, serving all of your family’s vision care needs.

Dr Frederick E. Soto, Jr., provide(s) quality eye care services and vision care products in Sarasota; we truly care about the health of your eyes, and offer local vision care to all family members.

We are conveniently located near you in Sarasota, Florida and service, Sarasota, FL area.

Soto Eye Center stocks Designer Eye Frames & Sunglasses, Contact lenses, and we offer Eye exams, Emergency Treatment as well as the Management of Ocular Diseases.

The local Sarasota Optometrist near you, offering you and your family top quality eye care delivered with unsurpassed customer service.

Soto Eye Center accepts a number of Insurance plans to help cover the cost depending on your individual needs.


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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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Optical Service

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.

See Your Soto Eye Center Optometrist for LASIK, Refractive Surgery and Cataract Surgery Co-Management

LASIK surgery and other refractive surgery can allow people who require vision correction to see crisp and clear without the nuisance of eyeglasses and contact lenses. For many people, the idea of having sharp vision without eye wear is a dream come true.

LASIK surgery is currently the most popular elective procedure in the US, which is why our optometrists offer convenient co-management services to make it easy for you to benefit from this laser refractive surgery

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Is Laser Eye Surgery good

LASIK refractive surgery is an advanced and contemporary way to decrease or eliminate your need for eyeglasses and contact lenses.

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Will removing cataracts improve vision

Cataracts refer to when the normally clear lens of your eye clouds over. In a nutshell, cataract surgery removes this hazy lens and replaces it with a transparent artificial intraocular lens

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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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Eye Emergencies

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: 941-220-0668 for further instructions. Use your best judgment on urgency, if you feel you need to find the nearest emergency room. Please visit our Eye Emergency page for more information.

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Hours

  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Insurance Plans

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Eyemed
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Superior Vision
  • United Healthcare
  • VSP
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