Center For Sight

James Lenhart, O.D.

James Lenhart, O.D.

Optometric Physician

James Lenhart, O.D.

Dr. James Lenhart is a residency-trained and board-certified optometric physician who provides a wide range of optometric care to Center For Sight patients. Dr. Lenhart has been offering primary eye care services within Southwest Florida for many years.

His services include vision testing, eyewear prescriptions, contact lenses, and the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders such as glaucoma, dry eye, and macular degeneration. In addition, he is involved in pre-operative testing and follow-up care for cataract surgery, corneal transplant, and laser vision correction patients.

A graduate of Wittenberg University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Lenhart went on to earn his Doctor of Optometry degree at the New England College of Optometry in Boston. Dr. Lenhart then completed a residency in primary eye care and ocular disease at Edith Nourse Rodgers VA Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts. He has also served on numerous teams conducting FDA clinical studies on dry eye syndrome, allergies, and glaucoma.

Dr. Lenhart was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has been practicing in Florida since 2002. He lives in Sarasota with his wife, Amy, and their two children, Ella and Jack. Dr. Lenhart enjoys golf, tennis, snow skiing, and writing music.

Locations Served: Sarasota, Venice

  • Primary eye care
  • Contact lens prescribing and fitting, including specialty fits for keratoconus and irregular astigmatism
  • Dry Eye diagnosis and management
  • Ocular Disease management and treatment
  • Surgical co-management with Center For Sight physicians and surgeons
  • Undergraduate Education: Wittenberg University
  • Optometry School: New England College of Optometry
  • Residency: Edith Nourse Rodgers VA Hospital (Bedford, MA)


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