Stuart Eye Institute

Main Office: 772-287-8777 / Port St. Lucie: 772 -335-1766

Celebrating 50 years of service on the Treasure Coast

Stuart Eye Institute

Your health is our priority

About us

Our Mission

Services We Offer

Comprehensive eye exams

Contact lens fittings

Refractions (eyeglass prescriptions)

Cataract evaluation

Main Office: 772-287-8777
Port St. Lucie Office: 772 -335-1766

Our Medical Centers


Frequently Asked Questions

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which the optic nerve is damaged. The optic nerve is composed of approximately 1.2 million nerve fibers that carry the visual information collected by the eye to the brain. When damage to these nerve fibers occurs, areas of the peripheral vision may be lost which may go unnoticed. If this permanent damage progresses, it can affect sharp central vision. High eye pressure (intraocular pressure) is the leading risk factor for glaucoma, but research is showing that sensitivity to damage comes from other factors unrelated to eye pressure. Until more evidence is available, the mainstay of glaucoma is to control intraocular pressure

Nearly 21 million American adults suffer from diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s ability to control the levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood is impaired. High blood sugar gradually damages blood vessels all over the body. With time, diabetes can damage virtually any organ system in the body. The eye is by no means immune to the effects of diabetes, making diabetic eye disease a leading cause of blindness in the United States. Uncontrolled blood sugar can damage the delicate blood vessels and nerves inside the eye, leading to a condition known as diabetic retinopathy. There are two types of diabetic retinopathy, Non proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy, (also called Background Diabetic Retinopathy) and Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Inside the eye, the lens is located behind the colored iris and is usually difficult to see through the pupil because it is a clear structure. During a comprehensive eye exam, drops are used to dilate the pupil to look for cloudiness or opacities in the lens. When there is cloudiness in the natural lens, this is referred to as a cataract

Meet Our Medical Specialists


So knowledgeable and explains everything in great detail. Great asset to the practice!
Love Dr. Carelli!
I had the usual great experience during the visit. The staff is very competent and friendly and the visit was completed in a timely manner. Dr. G was his usual super self.
William D.

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2090 S.E. Ocean Boulevard
Stuart, Florida 34996

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Appointments: 772-287-8777
Fax: 772-287-1996

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1701 S.E. Hillmoor Drive, Suite 15
Port St. Lucie, Florida 34996

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Appointments: 772-335-1766
Fax: 772-335-0261

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