Dr. Alan Lessner, MD

Dr. Alan Lessner, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 65
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Dr. Alan Lessner, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Ocala, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Albany Medical College in 1984 and specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

3130 SW 32nd Ave

Ocala, FL 34474

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Ectropion of Eyelid
very high
more than 99% of peers
Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Lessner's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lessner "Dr. Lessner has practiced Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for over 25 years in Gainesville Florida. He graduated at the top of his class from Albany Medical College and was selected for Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society. He then trained in Ophthalmology at the University of Florida and subsequently completed prestigious fellowships in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery at UCLA, in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills California, and Orbital Surgery at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. After fellowship, he returned to Gainesville, Florida and became Director of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Florida. Presently his private practice concentrates on cosmetic eyelid, eyebrow, and facial plastic surgery. Dr. Lessner also performs procedures such as Botox, facial fillers, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing. He has been invited to speak nationally and internationally about his surgical techniques. He is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lessner "Dr. Lessner is Board certified in Ophthalmology, he specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic surgery and Diseases and surgery of the orbit."


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cancer
  • Chalazion
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Melanoma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Graves' Disease
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Visual Field Defects


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Dacryocystorhinostomy
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Orbit Evisceration
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Orbital Surgical Procedures
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Lid Retraction
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • State University Of New York
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1975
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Albany Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Jules Stein Eye Insitute, UCLA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University of British Columbia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lessner has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lessner's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lessner to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (15 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (27)

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  • 2
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Dr. Lessner's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

Alan performed tear duct surgery ~2 years ago. Result was fantastic. This was after a less than acceptable surgery by a different doctor 20 years ago on the same eye. If my other eye has a similar problem, Dr Lessner will be the first doctor that I will see to correct my problem. Sometimes their...more
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I was nervous about getting my eyelids "fixed". Dr. Lessner and staff put me at ease and cared for me in a great and professional manner. I felt only the pain of the numbing injections and that was tolerable because they prepared me for what I was to feel and their caring manner really helped. ...more
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We're so glad to hear about your positive experience with Dr. Lessner. Our goal is to provide the very best patient care available, so it's always encouraging to hear about positive experiences.

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Had surgery w/Dr Lessner last Friday was pleased w/dr nurses and North Florida Surgical Pavilion! Awaiting ultimate results!
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We appreciate the kind words about our team. Thank you for sharing!

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Wonderful doctor and staff at both the Gainesville and Lecanto office. I was awake during the eye surgery procedure and the staff was just like a family in the room. So very comforting. No pain- great results. I would recommend Dr. Lessner to you too. He came highly recommended by my primary eye...more
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Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We're thrilled to hear about the success of your visit with Dr. Lessner!

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From the first office visit to the post operative follow ups, Dr. Lessner and the entire team at his office have been great. He answers all questions and concerns that I had. The front office staff and assistants are all wonderful also.
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Thank you for sharing, Brad!

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