Anita Shane M.D.
Retina Specialist Serving Sarasota, Venice, Englewood & North Port Florida

Meet Dr. Anita Shane – Ophthalmologist Specializing in Retina Care

We are thrilled to have Dr. Anita Shane, MD join our esteemed team retina specialists. Dr. Shane founded and works out of our Venice Florida office, Venice Retina P.A. She brings her wealth of experience and compassionate care to patients in Sarasota, Venice, Englewood, and North Port. Having grown up in the Clearwater area, Dr. Shane has always felt a profound commitment to the health and well-being of residents of Florida’s gulf coast. Her dedication is evident in her personable approach and the high-quality retinal care she provides.

Dr. Shane’s academic journey began with her becoming the valedictorian of Palm Harbor University High School, a reflection of her dedication and hard working nature. Her pursuit of excellence continued at Rice University, where she completed a dual degree program, earning a Bachelor of Science in Bioengineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in just three years. She then graduated from the esteemed Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, further solidifying her foundation in the medical field.

Ophthalmologist at Shane Retina Dr Anita Shane

Her passion for ophthalmology led her to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, the top ophthalmology program in the United States, where she completed her residency. Dr. Shane’s commitment to mastering her craft kept her at Bascom Palmer for a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship, during which she trained under some of the nation’s most respected vitreoretinal surgeons. This period was marked by her intensive training in the most advanced vitreoretinal surgical techniques and equipment. In recognition of her leadership and expertise, Dr. Shane was appointed Chief Resident and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service during her second fellowship year.

Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Shane is an esteemed member of both the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. She holds credentials at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Venice and Sarasota, ensuring her services are accessible to a broad community.

What Patients Say About Dr. Shane

Dr. Shane is a gentle, kind person with a sense of humor and just a great personality. Add to that she is an outstanding doctor. She did an outstanding job on my surgery as well as my routine care. I think so much of her I moved 2 hours away but kept her as a doctor. I owe my eyesight to her. I highly recommend her.

Dan Sobien, Google Review

As the visionary behind Venice Retina, P.A., Dr. Shane has demonstrated her unwavering dedication to providing exceptional retinal care. Her promise to treat every patient with compassion and respect, and her commitment to employing the most modern and effective methods for treating retinal conditions, including macular degeneration, flashes and floaters, and diabetic retinopathy, align perfectly with Shane Retina’s mission.

We are honored to have Dr. Anita Shane at our practice, where she will continue to serve the community with the same level of excellence and dedication that has defined her career. At Shane Retina, we are committed to enhancing the vision and lives of our patients, and with Dr. Shane on board, we are even better equipped to fulfill this promise. Great to have you, Dr. Shane!

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If you or a loved one are experiencing changes to your vision, it’s important that you speak with a professional like Dr. Shane immediately so that it doesn’t get worse. Call us today at (941) 351-1200. We can help you!

More Testimonials for Dr. Anita Shane

Trish Krause
Trish Krause
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My experience at Dr Anita Shane's was exceptional. From the moment I walked in the warm greeting made me feel like I was in the right place at the right time it was serendipity.Melissa her... assistant was wonderful the equipment was state of the art I was so impressed. Then I met Dr. Anita Shane I would say her knowledge was that of an expert in her field. I have lived in Florida for 40 plus years and would say don't change a thing .Thank You .Kindest RegardsTrish Krauseread more
Thyroid Goddess
Thyroid Goddess
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I am a physician and chose to see Dr. Shane based on her excellent training and qualifications staring with her Girl Scout Gold Award, Phi Beta Kappa, publications, etc, demonstrating a lifelong... pursuit of excellence. My first visit today was smooth and comprehensive. Staff members were also excellent with exceptional customer service skills. Moral of the story -- you'll rarely be disappointed by a self-employed woman who has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award!!!!read more
Dale Stevenson
Dale Stevenson
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Very professional Dr Shane not pushy answered all my questions very knowledgeable 1st time visit I already trust her. Thanks Dr. Shane
Teri Howell
Teri Howell
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The staff and the doctors are amazing, and very polite. Would I like the best was that they explained everything in detail didn’t rush me through, and answered each, and every question that I had So... I could understand. I definitely would recommend them to everyone.read more
Candice Secor
Candice Secor
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Absolutely loved Dr. Shane. Had one of the most thorough eye exams I've ever had. Even saw me on short notice and explained everything she was doing. I highly recommend.
Dr. Shane and her staff were efficient, professional and caring. The office got me in within 24 hours of my call for an eye issue. Everything about the tests and condition were explained in detail,... the doctor patiently answered all my questions, and set up a follow up plan. Great service and a caring environment!read more
Joan Reuter
Joan Reuter
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Complete eye exam, very friendly professional, knowledgeable. Dr Shane took time to explain all the details of my exam. I am from Rhode Island and I was seen within 1 day of my calling the office. I... would recommend Dr. Shane to anyone looking for an excellent opthamologist.read more
Dennis Perrone
Dennis Perrone
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Dr Shane and staff were very knowledgeable and patient. I would highly recommend her for any eye consultation.
Dr Anita Shane in my opinion is the best retina doctor in the Venice-Sarasota, very professional and very polite,she found my retina problem right away, I had my surgery in less than a week after... that and fixed my problem, Thanks Dr Shane for everythingread more
Jean Overdeer
Jean Overdeer
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Dr Anita Shane is a gem! She is very professional and kind. I started seeing her when she was in Sun city near us, but she moved to Venice and because I trust her 100% I followed her to her Venice... office. She is worth the drive. Finding a highly skilled doctor with great bedside manners is rare.read more
Sheila Blais
Sheila Blais
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Polite professional and pleasant staff. Dr. Anita Shane did a thorough exam and review of my test results. She addressed all my concerns in a competent professional, pleasant and friendly manner.... Highly recommend Venice Retina. Great experience !read more
clay h
clay h
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Prompt, professional service. Dr S explained exam findings clearly, answered all questions. Office staff were warm and welcoming. Overall experience, 5 stars.
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