Dr. William Lahners, MD

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Dr. William Lahners, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Venice, FL. He is affiliated with medical facilities Sarasota Memorial Hospital and Tampa General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Lahners to book an appointment.

Dr. Lahners

Center For Sight - Englewood

1236 Jacaranda Blvd Venice, FL 34292
Accepting new patients

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1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (6/24/2020)View details
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Dr. Lahners' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Corneal Diseases
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahners treats Corneal Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lahners treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Cataract Removal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahners performs Cataract Removal Surgery more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lahners performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lahners treats Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lahners treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Lahners' conditions and procedures:

  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Anterior Scleritis
  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Astigmatism
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Black Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Tattooing
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Dacryoadenitis
  • Dry Eyes
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Infections
  • Farnsworth Lantern Test
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • LASIK
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pterygium
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Ultrasound, Eye
  • Vision Screening
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Dr. Lahners' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lahners

4.5

Based on 112 ratings

5 Stars
85.71428571428571%
(96)
4 Stars
2.6785714285714284%
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3 Stars
0.8928571428571429%
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2 Stars
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1 Star
10.714285714285714%
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Dr. Lahners is an excellent surgeon. His practice has the most up to date equipment and the entire staff is as accommodating as can be. This is a very busy practice and sort of feels like a factory…but I would rather have a physician that has done procedures a thousand times and has seen it all. Still recovering from my second cataract surgery (one day) and am already about 85% back to normal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Happy in Venice – Oct 29, 2021
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Very nice and informative with dr Lahners. Autumn was great to
What went well
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  • Explained conditions well
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Silvian Rubin – Sep 01, 2021
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Dr Lahners and the staff at Center for Sight are excellent!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Aug 18, 2021
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The staff was very helpful and professional. Dr Lahners was excellent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Bernard Walsh – Aug 18, 2021
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Thank you Bernard!
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Dr. Lahners and the staff are welcoming , highly skilled professionals. They provide excellent care.
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L. Leslie – Aug 06, 2021
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From Dr Lahners to his staff very professional and felt I was in great hands from start to finish. I would recommend him and staff to family and friends
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jul 02, 2021
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William Lahners was my ophthalmologist for about five years. I have a complicated history of eye disease and my time with him was the most stable period of my life. He is a kind, patient, skilled and wise physician. Had I not moved from the area I would still be with him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lisa Lightner – Jun 30, 2021
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Dr Lahners is the BEST ! He has performed one cataract surgery for me and I am now scheduled for the second. He puts you at ease, explains your case thoroughly and recommends the best way to proceed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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CAS – Jun 24, 2021
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Very professional. Explained the procedure completely.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 08, 2021
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He is very understanding and reassuring. He has great technical skills and put me at ease for 2 procedures. His staff is professional and nice. Eye appointments can be scary, but not at the Center for Sight.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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May 17, 2021
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Very thorough!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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May 06, 2021
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Took good care me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 22, 2021
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Excellent Service
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Norm Osborne – Apr 13, 2021
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Dr. Lahners was kind, compassionate and professional as always. He assessed my problem, highly recommended a course of action, did the procedure and FIXED me!! I’m very happy!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nancy Sodel – Apr 09, 2021
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From start to finish my cataract surgery went very smoothly. The entire staff who attended to me were friendly, caring and informative. Dr. Lahners and Dr. Soscia were very professional and supportive as each procedure was completed. I felt I was under the best of care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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C.S. – Mar 14, 2021
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He was INCREDIBLE! Everything he told me about the procedure was “spot on”. I will be back to have my other eye corrected soon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 02, 2021
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great staff, great Doctors !!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Leonard Pittinato – Feb 19, 2021
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I would recommend Dr. Lahners for his thoroughness in evaluating my eye problems. I have confidence that he will handle everything in a very professional manner.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 13, 2021
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I absolutely would recommend Dr. Lahners to family and friends. He did lasik surgery for my daughter about 4 years ago and she is thrilled with the results. He's also done a revision after my cataract surgery to improve my reading vision. What I really like is that he listens to what you are saying and doesn't assume that he knows before you get an opportunity to explain the issue. Despite the fact that he is at the top of his field in lasik surgery, he has taken the time to explain the procedure and recovery in advance so there are no surprises. On my most recent visit, I was tested prior to seeing the doctor by Thomas. He also explained each step of what he was doing and why. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge and confidence in what he was doing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lady Deborah – Feb 09, 2021
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IT is a large but well run practice. I am a nurse, so I have a different and experienced perspective. Dr. Lahners is professional, friendly and thorough. He made what could have been a negative experience, into a positive and hopeful visit. I have had 1 surgery and will have 3 more. I am eager to do this and am confident the outcome will improve my life.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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About Me

Care Philosophy

A specialist in All-Laser LASIK, cataract and glaucoma surgery, Dr. Lahners earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas, and his medical...Read more

Biography

Dr. William Lahners, MD is an ophthalmologist in Sarasota, FL. He graduated from Louisiana State University School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1996.

Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

Education

2001
Phillips Eye Institute
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Emory University Emory Eye Center
Residency Hospital
1997
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Internship Hospital

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What are Dr. William Lahners, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Lahners frequently treats Corneal Diseases, Cataract Removal Surgery, and Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Lahners treats.

Where is Dr. William Lahners, MD's office located?

Dr. Lahners' office is located at 1236 Jacaranda Blvd, Venice, FL 34292. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Center For Sight - Englewood

Center For Sight - Jacaranda1236 Jacaranda Blvd Venice, FL 34292
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Center For Sight - Englewood

Center For Sight - Englewood1800 S Mccall Rd Englewood, FL 34223
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Center For Sight - North Port

Center For Sight - North Port14844 Tamiami Trl North Port, FL 34287
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Center For Sight - Pelican Plaza

Center For Sight - Pelican Plaza8224 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34238
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Center For Sight - Sarasota

Center For Sight - Sarasota2601 S Tamiami Trl Sarasota, FL 34239
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Center For Sight - University

Center For Sight - University5409 University Pkwy University Park, FL 34201
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Center For Sight - Venice

Center For Sight - Venice1360 E VENICE AVE Venice, FL 34285
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lahners is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Tampa General Hospital

Tampa, FL

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received