About Community Eye Center (CEC)

 Ophthalmologists, optometrists, opticians with optical products at all locations, cataract removal surgeons, retina specialists, oculoplastics an eye surgery center and more. From routine eye exams to complex surgeries, CEC is total eye care.

Excellence in Eye Care Since 1980

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Anthony Limoncelli to serve the area residents by providing a central resource for the eye health needs of the community, CEC has a history of excellence in eye care. For over three decades, CEC has provided excellence in total eye care through highly experienced physicians using the most state-of-the-art procedures and instrumentation available.

CEC now has grown to include nine physicians at multiple Southwest Florida locations, an eye only surgery center and optical services. A part of CEC, St Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center is the only facility in Charlotte County dedicated exclusively to eye surgery.

Selecting only the most qualified and dedicated eye health professionals to join the practice, Community Eye Center offers comprehensive and expedient care. This total eye care includes dry eye treatment, treatment of macular degeneration and all other retinal diseases, diabetic eye exams, eyelid & cosmetic surgery, contact lenses & glasses, and 24/7 emergency eye care.

Our Mission: I Care. Eye Care

The mission of Community Eye Center is to provide the community of Southwest Florida quality eye care that will help our patients becomes as physically independent as possible by providing a full range of superior ophthalmic care and personal attention.

  • We will listen to our patients and communicate with them about their condition and treatment; we will treat them with the dignity, respect, care, concern and compassion we would expect for ourselves.
  • We will treat our co-workers and colleagues with respect and as professionals in the process of serving our patients.
  • We are committed to continuing improvement in quality through adaptation of technological advances and continuing education of physicians and staff.
  • Community Eye Center will be involved in clinical evaluation of state of the art technology. However, the focus will remain on quality treatment of each patient.
  • In conjunction with St. Lucy’s Outpatient Surgery Center and Community Eye Optical, our goal is to adequately inform our patients about their eye condition and the appropriate alternatives to preserve a lifetime of good vision.

St. Lucy's Eye Surgery Center

An AAAHC accredited eye-only surgery center. Providing the most modern care available.

Charlotte County’s only Surgery Center dedicated exclusively to eye surgery for over 25 years.

The dedicated, professional and experienced staff at St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center aka St. Lucy’s Outpatient Surgery Center, provides patients with a safe, efficient and comfortable surgical experience. From brief laser eye procedures to complex eye surgeries, patient satisfaction is our primary goal.

Our center is AAAHC accredited and all surgeons are board certified in their area of expertise.

St. Lucy’s Eye Surgery Center is proud to offer the most current specialty surgeries, lens implants and techniques, including Smart Lenses™, premium lenses, astigmatism treatment, glaucoma laser, corneal replacement and eyelid surgery.

At St. Lucy’s Outpatient Surgery Center, we have an ongoing investment in the community, and provide a modern, cutting-edge facility helping you see your best. St. Lucy’s acquires the latest surgical equipment in order to provide the most modern care available to its patients.

Providing advanced cataract surgery options to our patients incorporates technologies that can increase the accuracy of the procedure and lead to better visual outcomes. The use of advanced lens removal technologies and premium IOLs that can correct for presbyopia and astigmatism mean that you can not only regain clear vision, but you may be able to enjoy the crisp, vibrant vision you had when you were younger.

St. Lucy’s most recent cutting edge addition to the facility is the Wavetec ORA System. The ORA System® guides the use of these advanced technologies and allows your surgeon to ensure the IOL is perfectly selected and perfectly placed, which helps give you a better visual outcome.

ORA-guided cataract surgery helps provide you tailored results. It used to be that a surgeon needed to wait weeks after performing surgery to determine your vision results. Thanks to ORA, this is no longer the case.

Now, during the procedure, your surgeon can take measurements of your eye. ORA measurements are taken after the clouded cataract is removed, when the surgeon has a clear view, allowing him to tailor the procedure to your individual eye and refine your visual outcome.

No matter what premium cataract procedure you and your surgeon decide upon, you can feel confident that by adding the ORA System®, you’ll receive the best possible results.


Services may be provided in this health care facility by the facility as well as by other health care providers who may or may not participate with the same insurers or health maintenance organizations as the facility. Patients and prospective patients may request from this facility and other health care providers a more personalized estimate of charges and other information. Patients and prospective patients should contact each health care practitioner who will provide services in the ASC to determine the health insurers and health maintenance organizations with which the health care practitioner participates as a network provider or preferred provider.

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