David P. Mertzlufft, O.D.
Center For Sight is the premier, multi-physician vision, cosmetic and skin care practice in Southwest Florida.
Our Mission is to be the best in the world at Bringing Clear Vision To Life, through caring and trusting relationships and the pursuit of excellence in eye, cosmetic and skin care. At Center For Sight, it is our privilege to be entrusted with your care.
Center For Sight
A board-certified optometric physician, Dr. David P. Mertzlufft began his career with an optometric internship and residency at Center For Sight, and joined the physician staff full-time upon completion of this training in 1990. He has been a key member of the Center For Sight team ever since, providing a wide range of services, including primary vision care, pre-operative testing and follow-up care for cataract and laser vision correction patients. Dr. Mertzlufft’s special area of interest is glaucoma and other diseases affecting the visual system.
Dr. Mertzlufft holds a Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and a Doctor of Optometry degree from New England College of Optometry in Boston. He achieved honors in all his clinical rotations and is a current member of the Beta Sigma Kappa honors fraternity.
A dedicated physician, Dr. Mertzlufft has volunteered his time and skill with Voluntary Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH), joining with colleagues to provide optometric services to indigent people in South America. Dr. Mertzlufft currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Manasota Lighthouse For The Blind.
Dr. Mertzlufft lives in Sarasota with his wife, Lindsay, where they enjoy the outdoors and the unlimited natural beauty our area has to offer. His many interests and hobbies include golfing, cycling, studying nature and kite surfing.
- World Class Ambulatory Surgery Center: AAAHC Certified, Florida licensed and Medicare approved
- State-of-the-art technology
- Consolidated statement for Surgeon, Facility & Anesthesia
- Observation Room for family members
- Personal DVD of your life-changing surgery
Areas Served: Sarasota, Venice, Bradenton, Englewood, North Port, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Fort Myers