About Us

St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute is a fully equipped, state-of-the-art facility housing some of the most experienced and skilled vision care specialists in the world. The following links will take you to detailed pages describing who we are, what we do, and how we can improve your vision. St. Michael’s Eye & Laser invites you on a virtual tour of our practice, so you can see for yourself why we are one of the leaders in eye care!

Office and Facilities

Our location has a fully functional eye surgery center equipped with operatories, recovery rooms, exam facilities, and clinic. It is a technologically advanced vision care center that is designed to accommodate the needs of patients undergoing virtually any kind of eye care procedure.

Clinical Studies and Research

St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute conducts a number of clinical studies designed to advance the field of vision care and develop new technologies and treatments. We have a variety of ongoing research studies that are geared toward improving the treatment of ocular disease.


Since 1961, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute has been providing patients with comprehensive vision care and effective treatment to improve their eyesight. Specializing in an array of eye care areas, our facility is also known for its commitment to scientific research and focus on technological innovations.

Known throughout the Tampa Bay area as a leader in the eye care industry, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser specializes in Cataract Lens-Implant Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery and Refractive surgeries including LASIK and Intraocular Lenses (ReSTOR). St. Michael’s also provides glaucoma treatment, dry eye treatment, laser and retina-vitreous surgery, and corneal transplantation. Established in 1961 by Dr. Louis Michaelos M.D., as the first and largest office-based eye surgical center in Tampa Bay, St. Michael’s Eye & Laser is based in Largo, Florida and services surrounding Tampa Bay area, as well as patients all over the country, and all over the world.

St. Michael’s Eye & Laser’s 20,000 square-foot campus is located at 1030 West Bay Drive Largo, Florida and 1018 West Bay Drive Largo, Florida. The facility houses our AAAHC accredited Ambulatory Surgical Center which includes three operating rooms. The facility also contains a full-service clinic. This unique, state-of-the-art facility allows skilled surgeons to perform major eye and cosmetic surgery using some of the most technologically advanced equipment available, in a comfortable atmosphere. St. Michael’s Eye & Laser staff consists of approximately 40 employees including: surgeons and doctors of medicine and optometry, technicians, nurses and office personnel.

St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute is committed to the highest quality in patient care, it is recognized as one of the best eye care facilities in the Tampa Bay area. The staff is known for their warmth and friendliness as well as their expertise in eye care.

Scientific Research at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute

St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute, one of the most technologically advanced eye care facilities in the U.S., is also known for its research. St. Michael’s Eye & Laser clinical research focuses on new technology and procedures implemented in our clinic that greatly improve patient care. Ongoing research will concentrate on new lasers and lens-based refractive surgery. The success of our patient-oriented research is greatly dependent on the support from our outstanding staff and referrals from co-managing doctors.

Our physicians have published numerous research papers in major ophthalmic journals. These articles are highly valued by eye care professionals around the world and are frequently quoted at scholarly conferences in the field.