Ophthalmology

Mark L. Arey, MD

Land O’ Lakes

North Tampa

  • Accepting new patients
About Mark L. Arey, MD

A Central Florida native, born and raised in Winter Haven, Dr. Arey returned to the Sunshine State in 2008 following the completion of his training and has been taking care of patients in North Tampa ever since. In 2018, he created Florida Medical Clinic Eye Specialists with a mission to provide an optimized patient-centered experience incorporating new and emergent technologies in eye care and ophthalmic surgery.

A lifelong sports enthusiast, Dr. Arey has volunteered his time in coaching hundreds of kids over the last decade in local organizations including the New Tampa YMCA, Chargers Soccer Club, North Tampa Athletic Association, Keystone Little League, and Tampa Bay United Soccer Club. He holds a National “D” Level Coaching License with the US Soccer Federation.

Along with his wife, pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Shuchi Shah, Dr. Arey is raising his three children with a dual focus on academic and athletic achievement, similar to the way he grew up. Mikaela, Evan, and Daniela each compete in their own right around the state of Florida (and beyond!) in various competitive activities, including soccer, basketball, baseball, karate, tennis, golf, and chess.

Medical Education / Internship / Residency

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC
Medical Doctor

Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Dallas, TX
General Surgery

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX
Ophthalmology

Fellowships

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital
Dallas, TX
Cornea, External Disease, and Keratorefractive Surgery

Board Certifications

American Board of Ophthalmology

Professional Activities
  • 2022 and 2021 Tampa Magazine Top Doc Award
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Florida Society of Ophthalmology
  • Tampa Bay Ophthalmological Society
  • US Soccer National “D” Coaching License
Procedures Performed
  • Premium cataract surgery with astigmatism and presbyopia-correcting lens implants
  • Micro-Invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) with iStent©
  • YAG laser capsulotomy
  • Pterygium excision
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) and Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (LPI)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Lid lesion excision
  • Lipiflow©
  • BlephEx©
Special Services Performed
  • Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
  • Advanced Technology Intraocular Lens Implantation
  • Medical and Surgical Glaucoma Management including Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty and iStent© implantation
  • Complex Dry Eye Syndrome Evaluation and Treatment
  • Blepharitis Treatments including Lipiflow© and BlephEx©
  • Annual Examinations including screening for Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Degeneration, and hydroxychloroquine/ Plaquenil© toxicity
Philosophy of Care

At Florida Medical Clinic Eye Specialists, our patients truly come first. It is our mission to provide the highest level of service at every visit while incorporating the latest technologies in eye care and ophthalmic surgery.

Land O’ Lakes 2100 Via Bella Blvd Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639  Suite 105 - North Entrance

Land O’ Lakes

2100 Via Bella Blvd
Land O' Lakes, Florida 34639

Suite 105 - North Entrance


North Tampa 14014 North 46th Street Tampa, Florida, 33613  Suite A

North Tampa

14014 N 46th St
Tampa, Florida 33613

Suite A


Florida Medical Clinic participates with most major carriers. Please consult your insurance carrier prior to your appointment to verify our participation status with your insurance plan. This list is subject to change and is not all-inclusive.

AdventHealth Network
Aetna
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna PPO
AvMed
  • AvMed HMO
  • AvMed PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield aka: Florida Blue
  • BC Advantage 65
  • BCBS HMO
  • BCBS Medicare HMO
  • BCBS Medicare PPO
  • BCBS PPO (Includes EPO, PPC, BlueOptions, Blue Select)
Cigna (Includes Great West)
  • Baycare Exclusive Network
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna PPO
Coventry
  • Coventry HMO
  • Coventry Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Medicare PPO
  • Coventry PPO
Evolution (AMPS)
Evolutions
Humana
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Medicare PPO (Includes Choice PPO/PFFS)
  • Humana PPO
Medicare
Multiplan (Includes Multiplan, Beechstreet/ PHCS)
Railroad Medicare
Tricare
  • Tricare East
  • Tricare East HMO (Prime)
United Health Care
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare AARP Medicare Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete HMO
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete PPO
  • United Healthcare HMO
  • United Healthcare PPO
WellMed
  • Wellmed- UnitedHealthcare Medicare

Ophthalmology

What is Laser Cataract Surgery?

Mark L. Arey, MD

Cataract surgery itself is a two-step procedure; the cloudy cataract is removed and a clear artificial lens is then implanted. Learn more from Dr. Mark Arey, board-certified ophthalmologist and specialist in premium cataract surgery.

Testimonials

"I was very impressed"

I was very impressed with the pre-op staff both at his office and in the pre-op clinic. As I was somewhat apprehensive prior to being wheeled into the operating room, the nurses were very informative and continually assured me that this was a very safe operation especially with Dr. Arey. After the surgery on my first eye I was continuously informed of what I need to do in order to have a full recovery. I was very impressed when Dr. Arey called me back after surgery to see how I was coping and if I had any questions. When I had the second eye surgery on the other eye I was very much relaxed and not the least bit anxious.... Read More +
John S.

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