Sun City Center Cataract & Eye Clinic

To add to the convenience of our patients, Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute has a location in Sun City, Florida. Our eye clinic is located in Sun City Center. We offer full-service care for your eyes; services include General care, Surgical and Cosmetic Ophthalmology, and we provide eye care for all ages of patients.

Our Location

Our eye clinic location is at 1701 Rickenbacker Drive, Suite 102, Sun City Center, Florida 33573. Find our office between Valley Forge Road/ Kings Boulevard and S. Pebble Beach Boulevard. We are a few minutes east of I-75 or west of US-301. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm. Reach us by phone at (813) 634-8877 or by fax at (813) 634-2266.

Physicians on staff

Our trusted physicians at the Sun City Center office include:

  • Ignatius C Cyriac, MD
  • Deen Gray King, MD
  • Edward J Huggett, Jr, OD
  • Charles A Luxenberg, MD
  • Craig E Munger, MD, PhD
  • Ana Maria Oliva, MD
  • Nandesh Patel, MD, FACS
  • Pauline Thai, OD

Ignatius C. Cyriac, M.D. – With a specialty of Glaucoma, Dr. Cyriac is board certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Medical Association. On staff since 2007, Dr. Cyriac has been in private practice since 1999. 

His previous education includes training in Glaucoma through a fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary/Harvard Medical School in Boston. 

Deen Gray King, M.D. – With specialties of Glaucoma and Cataracts, Dr. King has been Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida College of Medicine since 1989. He has been featured at numerous presentations at conferences and medical meetings. A staff member at Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute since 1992, he has been in private practice since 1989. 

Regarding previous education, Dr. King completed a Fellowship in Glaucoma Research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. 

Edward J. Huggett, Jr, O.D – With a specialty of Low Vision, Dr. Huggett is Board certified as an Optometric Physician. He is a past Chairman of the Florida Optometric Association Low Vision Section and co-presents a monthly broadcast of International Macular Degeneration Support. 

His experience and education includes post-graduate course work in vision rehabilitation at Lighthouse International in New York, NY. 

Charles A. Luxenberg, M.D. – With a specialty of Primary Eye Care, Dr. Luxenberg is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Florida Medical Association, Pinellas County Medical Society and the Tampa Bay Ophthalmology Society. 

Educationally, Dr. Luxenberg did his Internship 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. 

Craig E. Munger, M.D., Ph.D. – With specialties of Cosmetics, Neuro-Ophthalmology, and Oculoplastic, Dr. Munger is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and has been on staff since 1996. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is the author of many published abstracts and articles. 

Dr. Munger completed his Internship in Internal Medicine and a Residency in Ophthalmology at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Following this was an Oculoplastic Fellowship in Orbital and Neuro-Ophthalmic Surgery at Kresge Eye Institute of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. 

Ana Maria Oliva, M.D. – With specialties of Cataracts and the Cornea, Dr. Oliva specializes in femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery and is skilled in the latest most cutting-edge surgical techniques. Her expertise also includes newer technology intraocular lens implants, corneal transplants and other disorders of the lens and cornea; other areas of expertise include dry eye disorders, photorefractive keratotomy, and complex cataracts. Her extensive experience includes work in the surgical correction of astigmatism and refractive error. Dr. Oliva is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Cornea Society, Florida Society of Ophthalmology and Tampa Bay Ophthalmologic Society. 

Included in her education is an Internship in Internal Medicine, a Residency in Ophthalmology and a Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the University of South Florida in Tampa. 

Nandesh Patel, M.D., F.A.C.S. – With a specialty of the Retina, Dr. Patel was first trained in Internal Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. General Ophthalmology training was completed at the world-renowned Manhattan Eye, Ear, Throat Hospital/New York University School of Medicine. 

His specialized fellowship training in the surgical and medical diseases of the retina and vitreous was completed at the University of South Florida College of Medicine which entailed care and surgery of patients at the University, James A. Haley Veterans Hospital, Bay Pines Veterans Hospital, and Tampa General Hospital. In addition to clinical experience, Dr. Patel participated in various investigational trials at multiple centers, evaluating the role of the latest groundbreaking treatments for: 

  • Diabetic retinopathy 
  • Macular degeneration 
  • Uveitis 

Pauline Thai, O.D. – Dr. Thai received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of South Florida here in Tampa, FL. Following her passion for helping people, she moved to Fort Lauderdale where she completed her Doctor of Optometry degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her post-graduate training continued with an additional year at the William Chappell VA Outpatient Clinic in Daytona Beach, where she became residency trained in Primary Care and Ocular Disease. Dr. Thai spent the last 7 years working with a busy optometric practice in the Lakeland area before joining our team. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience diagnosing and managing complex ocular conditions. Dr. Thai is passionate about making a difference in the lives of her patients. Outside of work, she loves spending time near the water with her family and two fun-loving dogs!

Since many of our physicians practice at multiple locations, we invite you to call our location and discuss the type of vision care you need or the timing of your appointment. Our Sun City Center eye clinic makes it convenient to arrange an appointment close to home with our experienced staff of physicians who specialize in the care that you need.  

Scheduling an Appointment

Call our Sun City Center office to schedule your appointment. Before you come in, you can fill out the  New Patient paperwork.

Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute treats patients of all ages at our eye clinic. We do routine eye exams, low vision care, dry eye treatment and much more.

Whether you need an appointment at the Sun City Center eye clinic or at any of our other locations, Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute can find the right care for your needs. Since eyesight is so precious, we have dedicated ourselves to delivering the highest in quality eye care.

Cosmetic eye care has been added, as patients requested it from a source that they could trust. Our convenient locations make getting the eye care that you need from a trusted source easy to find; our daytime hours are arranged to fit in with your busy schedule.

About Us

As a leader of eye care in the Tampa Bay area since 1981, Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute delivers premier surgical services and care. We utilize the expertise and experience of knowledgeable physicians and the best of employees. Our cutting-edge technology makes us one of the top leaders, while our personalized care endears us to our patients.

We treat patients as family because we consider them as part of our family. In addition to primary eye care, we offer surgical services that include  Cataract surgery, and more.

Florida Eye Specialists and Cataract Institute is an active part of the Tampa Bay community. We’re more than eye care, as we support the community in which we live and work. Programs such as Toys For Tots, local health fairs and the area Chambers of Commerce are where we take a major role of support.

To arrange your appointment in the Sun City area, give us a call at (813) 634-8877.

Sun City Center Cataract & Eye Clinic
1701 Rickenbacker Dr. Suite 102
Sun City Center, FL 33573

Tel:(813) 634-8877
Fax: (813) 634-2266
Monday-Friday: 8am – 4:30pm

Patient Resources

Patient Reviews – Sun City Center Clinic

Doctors At This Location

Craig E. Munger

Craig E. Munger

M.D., Ph.D.

Nandesh Patel

M.D., F.A.C.S.

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.