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Doctors & Staff

Meet the experienced and friendly doctors and staff 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 is 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 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, Low Vision and Vision Rehabilitation. Dr. Bovio and his team enjoy researching and implementing the latest technology and treatments in these areas. They love seeing the progress in patients’ lives and making a difference. In many cases, they have been 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. He is a current and a long-standing board member for the Manatee Technical Institute’s Optometric Assistance Program. Dr. Bovio and his team help educated 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 American Optometric Association Infant See Program, Optometry Giving Sight, Remote Area Medical, Lions Club, Toys for Tots, and All Faiths Food Bank.