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Eye Care | St. Luke’s at The Villages

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Kimberly Ireland, MD – Medical Director & Cataract Surgeon

When it comes to laser cataract surgery, residents of The Villages and surrounding areas are setting their sights high by choosing Dr. Kimberly Ireland of St. Luke’s Eye Care & Surgical Center. With over 20 years of surgical experience, she is a visionary in the field. Her expertise and patient outcomes have made her the most sought after cataract surgeon in The Villages. “For me, it’s an honor to restore the vision and quality of life of my patients,” said Dr. Ireland. 


What are the advantages to having cataract surgery at St. Luke’s at The Villages?

Our procedure has no downtime. There are no stitches, no patches and no needles. You can be back on the pickle ball court as soon as you’d like. In addition, our surgical suite and clinic is dedicated to eye care. Finally, our team of eye care support professionals is highly trained with a can-do, patients-first focus.

Tell us about your new location opening this year in Brownwood.

St. Luke’s at The Villages will soon be expanding and bringing its brand of excellence to the Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood. “The addition of our second facility at the beautiful Center for Advanced Healthcare at Brownwood will allow us to provide a broader scope of eye care, and help more patients improve their vision,” added Dr. Ireland.

The vision behind this growth is clear: offer more world-class eye care services right here in Central Florida.


Michael Mequio, MD – Cataract Surgeon

You’ve trusted us with your eye care and now we’ve added more experience, more expertise and more positive outcomes. Michael Mequio, MD, has joined the practice and is currently seeing patients at the Lake Sumter Landing clinic while the Brownwood clinic enters into the final phases of construction. 


What is your background?

“Like Dr. Ireland, I am a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery – including advanced technology intraocular implants. 

Prior to joining the St. Luke’s team, I practiced in Stockton California and served in the United States Air Force. I was the Chief of Ophthalmology at MacDill Air Force Base and I earned the Meritorious Service Medal, an honor presented to those in the armed forces who distinguish themselves by outstanding acts of services to the United States. 

In addition, I have a passion for humanitarian medicine. I’ve completed mission work in Zambia, The Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. 

My wife and three small children are excited to have returned to Florida and it’s my honor to serve patients here in The Villages.“

What led you to St. Luke’s at The Villages?

“St. Luke’s was an obvious choice for me because they’re known around the world for being leaders in cataract surgery in terms of technology, innovation and outcomes. Even more importantly, the level of patient care here is exceptional. Each and every member of our team contributes to serving the patient. 

We’re all proud to be your experts in eye care.”


For more Information

St. Luke’s at The Villages – Lake Sumter Landing

1050 Old Camp Road, Building 230

The Villages, FL 32162



St. Luke’s at The Villages – Brownwood 

2955 Brownwood Boulevard 

Suite 303

The Villages, FL 32163


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