Stephen M. Weinstock, MD, FACS

Stephen M. Weinstock, MD, FACS, is a cataract specialist. He founded The Eye Institute of West Florida in 1974, pioneering sub-specialty eye care in Pinellas County. Today, as President and Medical Director, Dr. Weinstock is recognized as a world-renowned cataract and LASIK surgeon. He teaches the latest techniques such as “no-stitch, no-patch” cataract extraction and implantation of premium intraocular lenses (IOLs), here and abroad. Dr. Weinstock is also very proud of being the first ophthalmologist to introduce the excimer and YAG lasers to Pinellas County. In 1999, for his outstanding performance as a refractive surgeon, Dr. Weinstock was honored with the “VISX Star Surgeon” award and placed in the top 5% of refractive surgeons nationwide. He is one of the few surgeons in the country certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery in both cataract and LASIK surgery. Dr. Weinstock is also an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at the University of South Florida.



  • Lasers
  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery