Meet the experienced and friendly doctors who make Gulfcoast Eye Center the leading provider of vision care products and services in Sarasota.
Dr. Steven Bovio
Dr. Steven Bovio is a Board-Certified Optometric Physician. He received his Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Miami in 1996. He had internships with Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, St Luke’s Eye Institute, and Bay Pines VA Hospital. Dr. Bovio developed the Gulf Coast Eye Center in Sarasota in 1999.
Dr. Bovio and his team treat patients of all ages. Some of his specialties include:
- Ocular Surface Disease,
- Dry Eye Syndrome,
- Early Detection and Treatment of Retinal Disease,
- Emergency Eye Care,
- Specialty Contact Lenses,
- and Low Vision.
Dr. Bovio feels he can help his patients the most by specializing in these areas. Solving unresolved issues for new patients is very satisfying. In many cases it just requires listening to the patient, in others it requires new treatment options. In some cases, we are the first adaptors to bring these treatments to Sarasota.
Dr. Bovio is a member of the American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, Manasota Optometric Association. He is a previous board member of the Light House for the Blind and Manatee Technical Institute’s Optometric Assistance Program. Dr. Bovio and his team have helped educate and train Optometric Assistance through internships at their office.
Dr. Bovio and his team are grateful for the opportunity to give back. They are long time participants through either giving their time or funding or both to the following charities. See more about ways we give back here.
- American Optometric Association,
- Infant See Program,
- Optometry Giving Sight,
- Remote Area Medical,
- Lions Club,
- Toys for Tots,
- and All Faiths Food Bank.
Dr. Bovio is from Washington D.C. and grew up in Bradenton, Florida. He loves this area and always had the goal of practicing in Sarasota. Dr. Bovio lives here with his wife, Monica, and three boys. Dr. Bovio loves music and thus you will always hear it at our office. He enjoys playing guitar, tennis, golf, boating, sailing, snow skiing, exercise, and travel.
Dr. Cameron Jones
Dr. Cameron Jones received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida in Orlando majoring in Molecular Biology and Microbiology. She went on to receive her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale in 2014 where she graduated with honors. While attending optometry school she was part of the international honor society, Beta Sigma Kappa, which required a GPA of 90% or better to be a member.
After graduating, Dr. Jones went on to complete a residency in ocular disease and low vision at the Jesse Brown Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Jones is thrilled to be back in Florida after practicing optometry in the DC and northern Virginia area for 7 years. Dr. Jones is passionate about the health of the eye and her specialties include ocular disease, geriatric eye care, dry eye syndrome, contact lenses, and low vision. She enjoys attending optometric conferences hosted by the American Academy of Optometry to continue her education and keep up with the latest ocular technologies.
When she is not taking care of eyes, she enjoys spending time with her family including her toddler son and daughter. As a former gymnast, she stays active playing pickleball with her parents and her husband.