Thomas Shane M.D.
Retina Specialist in Sarasota & Manatee County

Meet Dr. Shane

Retina Specialist in Sarasota Florida Dr. Thomas Shane of Shane Retina, PA

Providing the best retinal care while ensuring the highest quality patient experience is our guiding philosophy. The staff at Shane Retina has training and values consistent with this mission.

Dr. Thomas Shane M.D. is proud to serve as a retina specialist for patients in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Bradenton. Having grown up in Milwaukee, he feels at home with the Midwestern culture that permeates throughout Southwest Florida.

After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Emory University, Dr. Shane attended the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, where he graduated at the top of his class.

Dr. Shane went on to do his residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, which is ranked as the #1 ophthalmology program in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. During his residency, his research efforts led him to an award for Outstanding Achievement in Resident Research from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

Following residency, Dr. Shane continued at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a two-year vitreoretinal surgical fellowship. During this time, Dr. Shane trained with some of the most admired vitreoretinal surgeons in the country. There, he performed vitreoretinal surgical procedures using the most advanced techniques and equipment available. During his second year of fellowship, Dr. Shane served as Chief Resident and Director of the Ocular Trauma Service at Bascom Palmer.

Dr. Shane is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Retina Specialists. He is credentialed at Sarasota and Manatee Memorial Hospitals.

What Patients Say About Dr. Shane

Dr. Shane and his team are a well-oiled machine, with the added feature of personalized care and professionalism that ranks with the finest medical care I’ve ever had…If you’re looking for expert eye care, stop now and call Dr. Shane’s office. You will be so happy that you did.

Jim Owen, Google Review

As the founder of Shane Retina, Dr. Shane promises to be the best retina doctor and treat every patient with compassion and respect. He is devoted to being accessible to his patients for all of their questions and concerns. Importantly, he is committed to bringing the most modern and effective methods to treating any retinal condition.

Dr. Shane lives in Sarasota with his wife and two children. In his free time, Dr. Shane enjoys athletic pursuits, drawing on his youthful devotion to swimming and soccer. True to his Wisconsin roots, he loves to grill bratwurst and is a Green Bay Packers fan.

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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. Thomas Shane

I really appreciate the excellent care I have received from the doctors and staff at Dr. Shane's office. I was worried about a "birthmark" on my eye and they were able to put my mind at ease after... doing a thorough examination. Dr. Shane is very pleasant and explains everything carefully without making the patient feel rushed, and his staff are equally pleasant and professional. Thank you, Dr. Shane!read more
Pd Pdbees
Pd Pdbees
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The retinas in both my eyes detached. Dr. Shane had me come in as soon as possible and performed the surgery to repair the detachments. I am extremely grateful that my vision was fully restored. ... Dr. Shane’s office staff is very friendly, helpful and competent.read more
David Kelm
David Kelm
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I thought that everybody was professional and friendly , with good Organization the visit went smoothly without any hiccups. I would definitely recommend the company to my friends and family
Rick Fendrick
Rick Fendrick
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Referred to Dr. Shane by my opthalmologist group for thorough testing after cataract surgery five years prior. Dr. Shane and staff showed concern, excellent testing and reassurance of my condition.... Followed up on my care afterwards and I would definitely recommend.D.M. (Mrs. Fendrick)read more
Robert Sebolt
Robert Sebolt
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First time visiting, referred by my regular DR as i had a Retinal Tear. Dr Shane's team did a thorough exam and then lasered the Tear! In and out in an hour and no complications! No activity... restrictions, life as normal! Don't wait and get annual checks! Don't mess with your eyes!read more
Lynn Hewett
Lynn Hewett
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As a new patient I was please to find the clinic friendly and well organized.The tests and the examination by Dr Shane was very thorough .Ayah gave me new information about my particular symptoms... of macular degeneration that I had not received before. Thank you.She also did a very good job of marking a difficult procedure less unpleasant.The entire experience was excellent.I would highly recommend this clinic.read more
Marian Clark
Marian Clark
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Having moved from Ft. Myers recently, I was very concerned with finding a great ophthalmologist in this area. All my worries were for no reason since I found Dr. Thomas Shane for treatment of age... related macular degeneration. He and his team provide exceptional, compassionate care. His office is immaculate and very efficiently run. I would highly recommend him without reservation if your are in need of an outstanding ophthalmologist.read more
Andrew Heeren
Andrew Heeren
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In all the years I have been going to different Dr practices, GP, Dentist, specialist etc. Dr Shane and his well mannered staff deserve 10 Stars. I have had two procedures requiring eye surgery in... each eye. I can not say enough about Dr Shane and his team.The staff always answers the phones, give their names, listen, speak clearly and always attentive to your needs. A rarity these days. Dr Shane, a real expert in his field of practice, listens and also extremely attentive to your needs. A true professional. Highly recommend dr Shane and his team.read more
Eric L Davis Sr
Eric L Davis Sr
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I had an excellent healthcare experience with the Legendary Dr. Thomas Shane as he treated my medical condition.
From the very first office visit I was impressed with the staff and especially Dr. Shane. I think I have finally found the best Retina specialist in Sarasota/Manatee area.I know I am in good hands.
Marion A.
Marion A.
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I experienced seeing flashes and floaters in my right eye and called on Friday p.m. for an appointment. They scheduled me very quickly for Monday a.m. I already felt some relief because I felt taken... care about and would not have to wait long.The staff and doctor were amazing and very professional and friendly. Dr. Dib took care of me and explained everything very well and took his time until all my questions were answered. Dr. Shane stopped by as well to see if I had any more questions or concerns. Nothing needed to be done at this point.I highly recommend Retina Care Consultants to everyone if eye care is needed. It was an extremely great experience and I am scheduled to return for a check.read more
Zara Ricci
Zara Ricci
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Fabulous fabulous fabulous!From reception to exit each and everyone on staff is professional courteous knowledgeable efficient compassionate and demonstrate expertise in the field. I feel fortunate... to have found Dr. Shane and the staff!!I am a professional health care provider and this practice has my utmost trust and confidence .read more
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