Dr. David Shoemaker, MD
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Dr. David Shoemaker, MD


Ophthalmology | Male

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I consider it an honor to be entrusted with your care. At Center For Sight, your interests will be placed above all else -- always; we will strive continuously to serve your needs and deliver an unsurpassed quality of care.


Dr. David Shoemaker, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Sarasota, FL. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 37 years. Dr. Shoemaker is affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

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    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (8)
in Sarasota, FL |
My experiences with Dr. Shoemaker and the Center for Sight staff were quite positive. Everyone treated me professionally and friendly, addressing all my questions and concerns. I was well prepared with both printed and oral information and carefully checked and debriefed following the surgeries. For these reasons, I highly recommend Dr. Shoemaker and his competent staff for Cataract surgery.
Venice, FL |
Excellent service. We are blessed to have such a skilled Surgeon in the area.Center for sight has an excellent staff.I am very pleased with the results of my surgery.
in Venice FL |
I selected a simple near lens implant to avoid complications. Ha, I have terrible edge effects. I see a black arc over a third of my peripheral vision during the day. I was told this was the incision. It has not gone away. I have nauseous flickering of light during the day. At night as I pass by light I see a ring around the entire lens. The post op doctor told me this was impossible and maybe it was a floater. What a joke. We were herded like cattle through the cataract surgery.
The black arc described in this review is known as negative dysphotopsia. It usually disappears within six months. The additional symptoms described will also resolve over time. As the practice Founder, I am acutely aware of the importance of our patients' time and experience. We do treat a high volume of patients and I feel strongly about the value of an efficient surgical team who collectively strive to treat each and every patient with unsurpassed competence, dignity and respect.
in Venice, FL |
I had my cataracts removed. Since I am legally bind in one eye, it had to be done correctly, and it was. Thanks for the skill you showed.
in Port Charlotte, FL |
Cataract Surgery; Doctor Shoemaker left a small patch of tissue that acted like looking through cellophane. Also had a blind spot in corner of eye. Dr. tried several things but never resolved the problem. Then he charged me money for trying to correct his problem. Went to another eye doctor and he had to blast with a laser to get rid cellophane type tissue. Additional cost, Doctor. Shoemaker then turned me over to a collection agency because he never took responsibility for his error.
New York, NY |
I had cataract surgery on both eyes. Dr. Shoemaker came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. I was fully informed concerning my options, each step in the procedures, the recovery process and followups required. I did not spend much time with Dr. Shoemaker, but his staff is well-trained, supportive and very informative.
in Sarasota, FL |
I believe I did not get the correct treatment for my problems after he did my cataract surgery, I was also led to believe but I would be getting laser cataract surgery when in fact you never planned on using a laser for my surgery.I do not feel like my lens was positioned correctly because I can see the edge of my lens about one third into my field of vision. After nine months he said he could reposition the lens but it would be very risky, I decided it was not worth the risk.
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Shoemaker and staff made me feel very comfortable. I felt like they were very concerned about me.
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Dr. Shoemaker's Care Philosophy

I consider it an honor to be entrusted with your care. At Center For Sight, your interests will be placed above all else -- always; we will strive continuously to serve your needs and deliver an unsurpassed quality of care.

Dr. Shoemaker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract - Aberrant Oral Frenula - Growth Delay
  • Cataract - Alopecia - Sclerodactyly
  • Cataract - Ataxia - Deafness
  • Cataract - Cardiomyopathy
  • Cataract - Congenital Ichthyosis
  • Cataract - Microcornea Syndrome
  • Cataract Congenital Dominant Non Nuclear
  • Cataract Dental Syndrome
  • Cataract Hutterite Type
  • Cataract, Anterior Polar, Dominant
  • Cataract, Autosomal Recessive, Congenital 2
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 1
  • Cataract, Congenital Nuclear, Autosomal Recessive 2
  • Cataract, Congenital, Autosomal Dominant
  • Cataract, Congenital, Cerulean, Type 1
  • Cataract, Congenital, Volkmann Type
  • Cataract, Congenital, With Microcornea or Slight Microphthalmia
  • Cataract, Crystalline Aculeiform or Frosted
  • Cataract, Crystalline Coralliform
  • Cataract, Juvenile, With Microcornea and Glucosuria
  • Cataract, Microphthalmia - Nystagmus
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 1
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 2
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 3
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 4
  • Cataract, Posterior Polar, 5
  • Cataract, Total Congenital
  • Cataract, Zonular


  • Medical School
    University Of Florida

    Graduated in 1980

  • Residency Hospital
    Alton Ochsner Mediccal Foundation New Orleans

    Completed in 1983

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Florida

    Graduated in 1977

  • Other Education
    Swiss Institute Of Medical Research, Davos, Switzerland-Research

    Completed in 1976

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Ophthalmology

Procedures Performed

  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery