"Improving your vision for life." -Stuart Kaufman

The Kaufman Eye Institute doctors and staff are committed to exceeding your expectations in eye care. Board-certified Physicians utilize the latest and most sophisticated instruments and techniques for Laser Vision Correction, treating Cataracts, monitoring Glaucoma, treating diseases of the Retina, performing Eyelid Plastic Surgery and fitting Contact Lenses.

Founded by Stuart J. Kaufman, M.D. in 1981, the Kaufman Eye Institute is one of Florida's leading ophthalmology centers. Dr. Kaufman's research in the field of eye related disorders, such as glaucoma, cataracts and retinal diseases, has brought critical acclaim from the medical community. His studies have been published in both America and Europe. Dr. Kaufman is a magna cum laude graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. Dr. Kaufman graduated from New York Medical College in Manhattan. He interned in ophthalmology at Doheny Eye Institute and Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center (the largest medical center in the United States).

Dr. Kaufman completed his ophthalmology residency at the world famous University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago. He is Board Certified and a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He was on the medical teaching staffs at the above universities and was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida from 1982 to 2008. Dr. Kaufman is a former Chief of Surgery at Florida Hospital Zephyrhills.

Dr. Kaufman was a developer of Insta-Sight Cataract Surgery and holds the trademark. Insta-Sight Cataract Surgery is an advanced No-Stitch, No Needle, No Patch cataract procedure that virtually gives the patient "instant" visual recovery. Dr. Kaufman has been performing Insta-Sight cataract surgery since 1992 and cataract surgery since 1978. As an eye doctor, Dr. Kaufman specializes in having patient's become less dependent on glasses by using special surgical techniques such as custom focus or lifestyle lens implants such as Crystalens, ReSTOR and Trulign Toric. He performed the first multifocal intraocular lens implant surgery, the first no-stitch, first Crystalens®, and first Trulign Toric cataract lens implant surgeries in Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Dr. Kaufman discovered an eye disease, autosomal dominant vitreoretinal choroidopathy, in which all patients have a retinal degeneration and cataracts.

The Kaufman Eye Institute has won the Best of South Shore for Eye Surgery for the last 2 years in a row and has a 98.8% patient satisfaction rating.