The clear choice for quality eye care.

Florida Medical Clinic’s Department of Ophthalmology has been providing full-service eye care since 1996. Our reliable group of providers are available to treat virtually every eye-related condition in a comfortable and convenient environment. From routine vision screenings and prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses to complex surgical procedures, our ophthalmology team can handle it all.

Our most frequently treated optical conditions include:

  • Astigmatisms
  • Cataracts
  • Chronic dry eye
  • Corneal conditions (e.g., abrasions, lacerations, and ulcers)
  • Diabetes-related vision loss
  • Distorted or double vision
  • Eyelid diseases (e.g., eyelid spasms or drooping eyelids)
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Light sensitivity
  • Macular degeneration
  • Nearsightedness

Mark Arey, MD: After coming back to Central Florida in 2008 as an ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, Dr. Mark Arey joined Florida Medical Clinic in 2015 and then in 2018 created the new FMC Eye Specialists division. He sees patients in both North Tampa and Land O’ Lakes.

Leonard Cortelli, MD: Dr. Leonard Cortelli also joined FMC in the summer of 2015. Dr. Cortelli is an experienced cataract surgeon and has been with Florida Eye Center since 1992. He is a graduate of Cornell University and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Cortelli’s awards include membership in the AOA Medical Honor Society, USF Faculty/Staff Scholarship 1987/1988, and “Best Doctor” awards in 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2008. Dr. Cortelli provides general, comprehensive eye care and specializes in small incision cataract surgery using phacoemulsification.

Marianne Diego-Wright, MD: In 2011, the Department of Ophthalmology expanded into the Tampa area with the addition of Dr. Diego-Wright.

Allen Pusateri, MD: Dr. Allen Pusateri is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of South Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Pusateri completed a specialized fellowship in Cataract, Cornea, and External Diseases at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. While providing routine eye care for glasses and contact lenses, Dr. Pusateri also treats a wide range of ophthalmic conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, and diabetes. He offers the most recent treatment innovations including laser-assisted cataract surgery with astigmatism correction and multifocal lens implantation.

Thomas Pusateri, MD: Dr. Thomas Pusateri graduated 1st in his medical school class of 1984 at USF in Tampa. He then completed a Pediatric Internship at Northwestern University in Chicago before returning to USF to finish his Ophthalmology training. Dr. Pusateri provides comprehensive eye care for all ages ranging from newborns to seniors. He has special interests in Pediatric Eye Care and Glaucoma Laser Treatment.

Christopher Spanich, MD: Dr. Christopher Spanich has fellowship training in diseases of the cornea and glaucoma. Dr. Spanich has been providing comprehensive eye care and cataract surgery at Florida Medical Clinic since the Eye Center’s launch in 1996.

Sejal Shah, MD: Dr. Sejal Shah is the newest member of the optical team, having joined in 2019. She serves as our in-house retinal specialist with clinical interests in General Medical Retina.

No matter your optical condition or symptoms, our Florida Medical Clinic ophthalmologists will take the time to evaluate all of your concerns and offer a comprehensive range of treatment options.

To schedule an appointment with Florida Medical Clinic’s Department of Ophthalmology, simply complete our convenient online appointment request form.

Cataract Evaluation & No Stitch Cataract Surgery

Our team of ophthalmologists provide an array of services for cataracts, including evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. If surgery is needed, we provide pain free, no stitch cataract surgery.

Corneal diseases assessment & treatment

When the cornea becomes damaged by disease, you can rely on the experienced ophthalmology team at Florida Medical Clinic to help you find relief. We provide services related to corneal diseases treatment and surgery.

Diabetic evaluation

Patients diagnosed with diabetes are at risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. Our providers are equipped to provide diabetic eye care screenings for all of your preventative healthcare needs.

Eyelid diseases evaluation & treatment

Diseases of the eyelid can cause an array of vision and health problems. Receive expert treatment with our ophthalmology team in a number of convenient locations.

Eye & Vision Exams

An eye test is the first step to correcting blurred vision. If you’re concerned about declining vision, an eye test can help you learn more about the health of your eyes.

Learn More About Eye & Vision Exams

Optical Services

From traditional favorites to the most up to date styles, a wide array of frames is available for your selection. Our optical center staff will assist you in making the perfect choice for you.

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Glaucoma assessment & treatment

Glaucoma is a condition that causes increased pressure within the eyeball and can lead to gradual loss of vision. We provide diagnosis, treatment and surgical assessment of patients with glaucoma.

Macular degeneration evaluation

To diagnose patients suffering from macular degeneration, our ophthalmology team will conduct a series of comprehensive eye tests based on your symptoms.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Children have a unique set of ophthalmology needs, and they certainly require an experienced and compassionate team on their side. Dr. Thomas Pusateri specializes in comprehensive ophthalmology care for children of all ages.

Retina treatments & procedures

We understand how retina conditions and diseases can make everyday life difficult. Experience specialized care, treatment and procedures for retina health at Florida Medical Clinic.



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.


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If these common eye problems aren't treated, they can cause long-term vision damage. Visit our Optical Center in Tampa or Zephyrhills, FL to learn more.