Riverview Eye Clinic

If you live in Riverview, you can now get our quality eye care close to home. Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute has an office right in town where you’ll find full-service eye care that includes General and Pediatric Ophthalmology; we treat all ages of patients, from the newborn to the elderly.

Our Location in Riverview
The office of Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute is located at 13106 Vail Ridge Drive, Riverview 33579. Our telephone number is 813. 392. 3311. Situated off Big Bend Road, you’ll find our clinic a half mile east of Vance Vogel Park. 

From Hwy 301, drive east on Big Bend Road to Summerfield Crossing Boulevard. Make a left and head north to Vail Ridge Drive, on the left. We’re open Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.

Doctors
We have highly trained physicians who treat specialties as well as do primary care and pediatric examinations and care. Our staff of doctors include:
 

  • Robert J. Applebaum M.D., M.B.A. 
  • Ronni M. Chen M.D. 
  • Marguerite Kohlhepp M.D. 
  • Charles A. Luxenberg M.D. 

Dr. Applebaum – specializes in Cosmetics and Oculoplastic. He is involved in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids and face in both adults and children. Some of the surgeries include:
 

  • Upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty 
  • Eyebrow lifts 
  • Repair after skin cancer removal  
  • Many others 

Dr. Applebaum completed a combined MD and MBA program at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. After medical school, Dr. Applebaum completed a one-year Transitional internship at the Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine. Spending three years at the University of South Florida, he completed his Ophthalmology residency (in June 2015). He then completed an additional year of fellowship training in Oculofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the J. Justin Older Eyelid Institute.

Specializing in cosmetic injectables, such as Botox, JuvedermVoluma, Restylane, and Kybella, Dr. Applebaum provides comprehensive care with these and other aesthetic techniques.

Dr. Chen – specializes in Eye Muscle Surgery and Pediatric Care. She treats eye injuries, common vision disorders, and eye diseases. Children in her office at Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute are seen in child-friendly rooms, filled with toys and instruments to make the exam as stress-free as possible. With a waiting room with movies and playroom, a fun atmosphere is created.

With her training in Ophthalmology, Dr. Chen completed her residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She had the privilege of training with leaders in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus at the Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine for her fellowship.

Dr. Kohlhepp – specializes in the Retina. She is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association and the Pasco County Medical Society.

Her education includes completion of an internship in the Department of Pediatrics at Stony Brook University Hospital and another in the Department of Internal Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, New York. Dr. Kohlhepp then completed a Residency in the Department of Ophthalmology at Catholic Medical Center in Flushing, New York, and a Fellowship in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at the University of Nebraska in Omaha.

Dr. Luxenberg – specializes in Primary Eye Care. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology, as well as a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Medical Association, Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society and Pinellas County Medical Society.

Dr. Luxenberg interned in the Internal Medicine Department at Beth Israel Hospital in New York, New York. He then completed a Residency in Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida Medical Center in Tampa.

With a staff of expert physicians, some of the specialties found at the Riverview Clinic of Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute include the following specialties in eye treatment and care.

Pediatric
To prevent disease and visual disorders and maintain your child’s eye health, detection and prevention are necessary. We test all aspects of the vision of your child to ensure the healthiest vision. Your child will have a Comprehensive Eye Exam.

Eye Muscle Surgery
This includes treatment for the following:

  • Strabismus 
  • Nystagmus 

Strabismus results when there is a failure of the two eyes to maintain proper alignment and work together as a team. One eye looks at the object, while the other is misaligned inward or outward. 
Nystagmus, in most cases, causes the eyes to look involuntarily from side to side in a rapid, swinging motion rather than remaining fixed on a person or object. 

Retina
Our doctors diagnose and treat all types of problems pertaining to the retina. Some of the diseases and conditions include:
 

  • Flashing lights and floaters 
  • Diabetic Retinopathy 
  • Eye Cancers (Ocular Melanoma and Retinoblastoma) 
  • Inherited Retinal Degeneration 
  • Retinal Tear 
  • Macular Degeneration 
  • Retinal Detachment 
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa 
  • Uveitis 

Primary Eye Care Services
You can schedule a complete eye exam as one of our primary care services. Other services include:

  • Common Eye Conditions 
  • Dry Eye Treatment 
  • Pediatric Eye Care 
  • Uveitis 

Cosmetics
We have a variety of treatments to improve your look that will add to your self- confidence as well. These include:

  • Ocuplastics 
  • Botox® 
  • Facelifts 
  • Cosmetic Fillers – Restylane® and Juvéderm® 

Oculoplastics
Included is Blepharoplasty, known as eyelid surgery, which is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids or improve vision through the removal of excess skin.

Since our doctors practice at multiple locations at various times during the week, it is best to call one of our offices to discuss the type of care that you need and the timing of your appointment. To schedule an appointment at our Riverview clinic, you can also call 813. 392. 3311.

About Us
As a leader in complete care of your eyes in the Tampa Bay area since 1981, Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute is dedicated to delivering service with excellence. Our services are delivered with personal care; we treat our patients like family, using concern for their well-being while in treatment. Moreover, we use the latest and most advanced technology and techniques to assure the best outcomes and satisfaction of our patients.

We’ve been dedicated to being the premier eye care and surgery center on the west coast of Florida and, to this end, have recruited the best physicians and staff to ensure the best care. Throughout the Tampa Bay area, with numerous locations, patients receive the finest in care that is personalized to their situation. In addition to this, residents of the Tampa Bay region can find an office location close to where they live that is easy and convenient to access.

This article precedes in-person medical treatment. If you are interested in learning more about your eye health or scheduling your appointment in Riverview, you can call Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute. 

Riverview Eye Clinic
13106 Vail Ridge Dr
Riverview, FL 33579

Tel: (813) 392-3311
Fax: (813) 392-3301
Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm

Doctors At This Location

Specialties At This Location

Eye Muscle Surgery

  • Strabismus
  • Nystagmus

Pediatric

Maintaining your child’s eye health is essential to detecting and preventing disease and visual disorders. At Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute we test all aspects of your child’s vision to ensure health vision.

  • Comprehensive Eye Exam

Retina

Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute is a treatment center for all diseases and conditions of the retina. Our doctors diagnose and treat all types of retina problems.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Eye Cancers (Ocular Melanoma and Retinoblastoma)
  • Flashing Lights and Floaters
  • Inherited Retinal Degenerations
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Tear
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Uveitis

Primary Eye Care Services

  • Common Eye Conditions
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Pediatric Eye Care
  • Routine Eye Exams
  • Uveitis

Cosmetics

  • Oculoplastics
  • Botox®
  • Facelifts
  • Cosmetic Fillers – Restylane® and Juvéderm®

Oculoplastics

  • Blepharoplasty

Note that many of our doctors practice at multiple locations at various times of the week. If you are unsure about what type of vision care you need or the timing of an appointment, call any of our locations and we’ll be glad to assist you.