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Scott Behler, MD

Professional biography of St Petersburg Florida Lasik doctor evaluated and certified by nonprofit Lasik patient advocacy.

This St Petersburg - Tampa Bay Lasik doctor has been evaluated and certified by the Council for Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance - USAEyes.  
Scott Behler, MD
Certified Since
October 1, 2002
St Petersburg
Pinellas Park
Greater Tampa Bay

St. Petersburg Tampa Bay area Lasik doctor Scott Behler, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in refractive and cataract surgery. A Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of South Florida, Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Eye Surgeons, International Society of Refractive Surgery and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery this highly qualified surgeon specializes in laser vision correction and advanced cataract surgery.

He has over 20 years of experience performing thousands of refractive surgery procedures on patients from all over the world including LASIK, PRK, Refractive Lens Exchange and cataract surgery, RK, AK, ALK, and now Bioptics and ICLS. He routinely combines refractive surgery with cataract surgery enabling patients to see and read without glasses and has been performing refractive lens and cataract surgery longer than any other LASIK surgeon in the Tampa Bay area. He has been performing LASIK since it became available and was the first surgeon in the Tampa Bay area to perform hyperopic LASIK and the first surgeon in the Western Florida certified in CustomVue LASIK. Dr. Behler has been performing CustomVue LASIK since it's' availability and is the only surgeon in the Tampa Bay area who is board certified by American Board of Ophthalmology, American Board of Eye Surgery and the Council of Refractive Surgery Quality Assurance.

Dr. Behler received his Master's Degree with honors from the University of Michigan and his Medical Degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. He completed the Harvard Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology and completed his residency in Ophthalmology at the Eye and Ear Institute at the University of Pittsburgh with advanced training in laser eye surgery, phacoemulsification and implant surgery.

In addition to his surgical practice he is a surgical instrument inventor and is a concert pianist and conductor. He has been director of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Concert series and recently participated in the International Van Cliburn Competition. His wife Kate was a teacher at the prestigious Berkeley Preparatory School.

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