Board-Certified Ophthalmologist Extends Practice—Provides Vision Expertise at Two Locations

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Clearwater ophthalmologist, Dr. Carey Rowan, is now offering professional eye exams and treatment to people suffering from vision problems at two locations: Rowan Eye Center and the Eye Shop.

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While the focus is our patients at Rowan Eye Center and the Eye Shop, it is definitely a main goal to help those in other countries who badly need medical attention and are unable to get it.

Among the 14 million Americans with vision problems, more than 11 million could improve their vision with correct care (1). The first step to managing vision obstacles begins with a complete eye examination by a qualified practitioner. Dr. Carey Rowan, a board-certified ophthalmologist at Rowan Eye Center in New Port Richey, FL, now offers his 20 years of experience to more Tampa Bay residents with the addition of the Eye Shop in downtown Clearwater.

Rowan Eye Center and the Eye Shop both offer comprehensive eye examinations to help patients maintain optimal vision health. Annual eye exams can greatly improve quality of life by detecting vision complications, and also reveal warning signs of more serious health problems, such as hypertension, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Dr. Rowan also specializes in diagnostic, medical and surgical treatments of the eye, and has built a successful practice which includes thousands of corrective surgeries.

Carrying on the tradition of the Rowan Eye Center, the Eye Shop delivers the same great service, while also providing functional and fashionable eyewear. The Eye Shop’s on-location Optometrist performs eye exams to people of all ages.

Dr. Rowan feels strongly about protecting and preserving people’s vision, and regularly sees patients in both locations. Aside from his services in Florida, Dr. Rowan recently completed a medical mission in Colombia, donating 2,500 pairs of prescription eyeglasses to residents in need. Dr. Rowan was one of five doctors who treated over 600 patients a day, performing over 300 eye surgeries on underprivileged Colombians.

“While the focus is our patients at Rowan Eye Center and the Eye Shop, it is definitely a main goal to help those in other countries who badly need medical attention and are unable to get it,” commented Rowan.

To make eye exams in Tampa Bay even more convenient and affordable, the Eye Shop accepts the following insurance policies: Aetna, EyeMed, Advantica, Davis Vision, First Look, Freedom, BCBS, Vision Benefits of America, OptiCare, Celtic Individual Health, UPMC Vision Advantage, Coventry Health Care of Florida, Spectara, Superior Vision, United Health Care, and VSP Vision.

To learn more about the Eye Shop or to schedule an appointment, visit

About the Eye Shop:

Located in the retail heart of downtown Clearwater, the Eye Shop is designed to fulfill all optical needs. Dr. Carey Rowan of the Rowan Eye Center serves as the surgical consultant for the Eye Shop downtown, while wife Pamela Rowan applies her background in art and business as the shop’s fashion and retail director. The boutique’s mission is to offer personalized service and a wide variety of high-quality, affordable eyewear and lenses. Customers can obtain eye exams and other services on-site from a team of board-certified optometrists, or bring in existing prescriptions for eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses and more to be filled. For additional information, visit

(1) “Vision Health Initiative.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28 Sept. 2009. Web. 26 Feb. 2013.

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