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Scott R. Wehrly of Lake Eye Associates Named to Castle Connolly’s “TOP DOCTORS” List for 2022

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(Tavares, FL – April 7, 2022) – Scott R. Wehrly, an ophthalmologist at Lake Eye Associates has been named to the 2022 list of “Top Doctors” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 

Castle Connolly connects patients with best-in-class healthcare, providing consumers with trusted lists of exceptional medical professionals. A peer-driven nomination process is followed up with rigorous research, vetting, and selection.

Out of 850,000 practicing doctors in the United States, only 7% qualify as Castle Connolly Top Doctors.

Dr. Scott R. Wehrly is a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is fellowship trained in cornea and external disease at Duke University and has been practicing since 1992.

In 2001, after 7 years of military service in the Air Force, Dr. Wehrly joined Lake Eye Associates. He had served as Chief of Ophthalmology at MacDill AFB in Tampa, and as Chief of Ophthalmology and Director of Laser Eye Surgery at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

Dr. Wehrly has performed more than 24,000 successful state-of-the-art cataract surgeries, 12,000 refractive surgeries, and thousands of additional ocular and laser procedures. He was the first surgeon in Central Florida to perform Femto refractive laser surgery.

Castle Connolly has been researching, reviewing, and selecting Top Doctors for 25 years. The process is unbiased, and begins with nominations from fellow physicians. Doctors who earn a place on the list embody excellence in clinical care as well as interpersonal skills such as listening and communicating, demonstrating empathy, and instilling trust and confidence in patients. 

The physician-led Castle Connolly research team verifies credentials of nominated physicians and reviews their competencies including medical education, training, hospital appointments, administrative posts, professional achievements, and malpractice and disciplinary history.

“We are so pleased that Dr. Wehrly has been recognized for his expertise. For 20 years, he has been a prominent figure in the Lake County community, donating his time to the care of those less fortunate and contributing to several charities. He has helped so many achieve the sight they desire,” said Nikki Reynolds, Practice Manager at Lake Eye Associates.

From general eye care to ground-breaking laser cataract surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery, Lake Eye Associates offers advanced treatments for a wide range of eye conditions and diseases. Every treatment is performed and managed by experienced ophthalmologists and helpful, highly trained staff. 

Each of the seven Lake Eye locations boasts an on-site optical department, making them premier destinations for a lifetime of clear and healthy vision.

Lake Eye Associates is a member practice of US Eye, a patient-centric network of premium eye care practices with 57 locations in the Southeastern United States. US Eye is a patient-first, physician-led, vertically integrated multi-specialty eye care practice group with a mission to become the country’s most admired brand in eye care.

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