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Meet Dr. Steven Bovio

Learn about the owner and Board-Certified Optometric Physician of Gulfcoast Eye Center.

Dr BovioDr. Steven Bovio grew up in Bradenton, Florida. 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.

In 1999, Dr. Bovio developed Gulfcoast Eye Center in Sarasota.  He loves Sarasota and has always had the goal of practicing in this community.

Dr. Bovio treats patients of all ages. Dr. Bovio feels he can help his patients the most by specializing in the following areas:

  • Ocular Surface Disease,
  • Dry Eye Syndrome,
  • Early Detection and Treatment of Retinal Disease,
  • Emergency Eye Care,
  • Specialty Contact Lenses,
  • Low Vision.

He finds solving unresolved issues for new patients very satisfying.  He values listening to the patient and identifying the appropriate diagnostics and treatments for their needs.

Dr. Bovio is a member of:

  • American Optometric Association,
  • Florida Optometric Association,
  • Manasota Optometric Association.

And a previous board member of:

  • Light House for the Blind
  • Manatee Technical Institute’s Optometric Assistance Program.

Dr. Bovio is committed to assisting others in the industry and has helped educate and train Optometric Assistants through internships.

Dr. Bovio is committed to having his practice give back to those in need. Learn more about how he and his team have supported local and global charities.

Dr. Bovio lives here with his wife, Monica, and three boys.  He loves music and thus you will always hear it at our office.  He enjoys playing guitar, tennis, golf, boating, sailing, snow skiing, exercisng, and traveling.   

Make an appointment today to partner with Dr. Bovio for your long-term eye care.