David Shoemaker, MD

Specializing in: Cataract and Len Replacements and Crystalens Lenses


DAVID SHOEMAKER, MDDr. David Shoemaker is a nationally recognized expert in cataract and lens replacement surgery and has dedicated his career to delivering unsurpassed surgical results. As a result of this commitment, more patients have chosen Dr. Shoemaker to restore their vision than any other surgeon his age in the United States.

Under his leadership, the Center For Sight cataract team has helped over 100,000 people enjoy the benefits of today’s advanced cataract surgery, benefits that include clear vision and reduced dependence on glasses. Dr. Shoemaker has been repeatedly honored as one of America’s Top Doctors by the prestigious Castle Connolly Medical, LTD., and has been named a Top Doctor by U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Shoemaker has also been named by Bausch + Lomb as an inaugural member of the Millennium Society. This Society is an elite group of twelve cataract surgeons from around the world who have implanted 1,000 or more Crystalens lenses – the first and only FDA approved accommodating intraocular lens used to treat cataracts and presbyopia. Dr. Shoemaker is also among a select group of physicians who serve as FDA investigators for new ophthalmic technologies, including the revolutionary LensAR femtosecond laser system for laser cataract surgery.

Education: A Florida native, Dr. Shoemaker received his bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Florida, and completed a residency in ophthalmology at the Ochsner Clinic and Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans. In 1983, Dr. Shoemaker established his practice in Venice, Florida. Today, Center For Sight is acclaimed as one of the premier eye care facilities in the world.

Board certified by both the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery, Dr. Shoemaker is also a member of the following:  

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery 
  • American College of Eye Surgeons
  • International Society of Refractive Surgery
  • Society for Excellence in Eye Care


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