Dr. Jonathan A. Adler, MD, Ophthalmologist
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Dr. Jonathan A. Adler, MD


1509 53rd Ave W Bradenton Florida, 34207



Jonathan A. Adler, MD, is a cataract surgeon and ophthalmologist who diagnoses and treats patients at the Adler Eye Institute in Bradenton, FL. His practice is recognized as trusted experts in the treatment of a variety of ocular conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Dr. Adler has been in practice since 1996. He is recognized as the first doctor to successfully perform LASIK in Manatee County in 1996. Moreover, he was the first to implant the new generation of multifocal implants for cataract surgery.

Education and Training

Georgetown University School of Medicine 1987

Board Certification

American Board of Ophthalmology

Provider Details

Dr. Jonathan A. Adler, MD
Dr. Jonathan A. Adler, MD's Expert Contributions
  • What glasses do I need for reading?

    If you are near or over 40 you may need help just for reading .Over the counter magnifiers or sometimes called cheaters come in poeers of 1.00 to 4.00 in increments of 0.25 At the esrlier ages its a lower number you need . A forty yesr old would likely need 1 or 1.25 a 65 year old about 2.5. The higher the number the more magnified thngs are but you have to hold the reading material closer. Some people may also lose there far vision as reading gets worse such as farsightedness known as hyperopia. The reading problem as we age is called presbyopia. An eyecare professional can also help you pick out the proper strength. READ MORE

  • What kind of glasses can I wear for astigmatism?

    Astigmatism usually means your cornea is not shaped roundly. With glasses, the astigmatism is corrected by having more power in the glasses where the cornea is more bent. This can be combined with glasses for nearsightedness or farsightedness. READ MORE

  • What is the best eye surgery for presbyopia?

    There are many different options to correct presbyopia. First, there are a few drops on the market that can help. Then you can try making your nondominant eye into an eye that focuses up close. This can be done by LASIK surgery or PRK. You could get lens replacement surgery like cataract surgery without a cataract and the new lenses available could give you reading ability. Each patient is different and has different visual needs You need the surgery tailored for yourself A reputable ophthalmologist could get you started in the right direction. READ MORE

  • Should you wear farsighted glasses all the time?

    It depends on how farsighted you are. If you are mildly farsighted up to 1 unit you can wear them when you need to see finer things. If you are more farsighted you may need the glasses to be legal to drive. if you are over 40 and also have difficulty reading then you could get progressive glasses to let you see clearly at all distances. READ MORE

  • Can cataracts be treated with laser surgery?

    Parts of cataract surgery can be performed with a laser. The incisions can be made with a laser or a blade. The opening of the top membrane of the cataract can be removed with a laser. The cataract can be softened by laser. But you need an ultrasound (phacoemulsification )to remove the cataract. READ MORE

  • How do you fix red eyes after LASIK?

    It depends why the eyes are red . If it is bloody red from suction making the LASIK flap . These will resolve over a week. You can use non preserved tears . If the eyes are red from increased dryness the artificial tears will help this too. There is a drop you can get OTC called Lumify that you can use safely only 1to2 times a day. If persisting redness occurs you should see your eyecare professional to find out why and the treatment for your red eyes. Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS READ MORE

  • Do eye drops help with glaucoma?

    Yes proper glaucoma pressure lowering eyedrops can help glaucoma. Your eyecare doctor ,.will help determine how low your pressure needs to be. Sometimes you may need more than one drop to lower the pressure. Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS READ MORE

  • Why do my eyes hurt after eye exam?

    If you had dilated eye exam its possible to be sensitive to light for several hours.it is possible you could have a corneal abrasion from the pressure check . Which could make the eyes feel scratchy and irritated for several days . You should go back and let your eye care doctor reexamine you to get the answer. READ MORE

  • Can you put eye drops in your eyes while wearing contacts?

    Wetting solutions and artificial tears can be used with contacts in. Other drops such as glaucoma drops or dry eye prescription drops or red out drops should not be placed with contacts in.you couldtake contact out put drop in wait 10 minutes then replace contact lenses. Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS READ MORE

  • Can you ride a car after retinal surgery?

    If you have retinal surgery with a gas bubble placed inside your eye. You need to keep your head in a certain position usually head down for several weeks. You can do normal bathroom and making your food but at all other times as much as possible you need to have your head down. READ MORE

  • Should I wear contact lenses all the time for myopia?

    Contact lenses if worn properly can be relatively safe . Never sleep in the contacts. Best lenses are daily wear when you put them in the morning and throw them away at night. Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS READ MORE

  • Can eyedrop cause cloudy vision?

    It could be a reaction from the preservatives in the drops. Or you could be using thicker drops such as gel drops that make your vision temporarily cloudy. READ MORE

  • Can you fix nearsightedness?

    Myopia cabn be treated with contact lenses ,eyeglasses and sometimes surgery such as LASIK or an intracorneal contact lens .Id depends on the degree of nearsightedness and your age and if it is progressively getting worse. You need to be seen by an eye care professional to discuss your specific treatment options. READ MORE

  • What is the best surgery for glaucoma?

    If you have open-angle glaucoma usually the treatment starts with drops to lower the pressure. Some people start with a laser treatment called SLT selective laser trabeculoplasty which can be repeated if necessary. The ultimate right answer for you would be to see an eye care professional who offers all glaucoma treatments and discuss your options. READ MORE

  • How long should you wear eye shield after cataract surgery?

    Eye shields are usually recommended at bedtime or when napping for the first week after cataract surgery . If you get an implant during cataract surgery that corrects astigmatism you cant rub your eyes for 2 weeks .Some patients will where them for 2 weeks at night. Each eye surgeon has there own rules of shield use. Ask the surgeon who is performing the surgery for his recommendations. Sent from the all new AOL app for iOS READ MORE

  • Do you need prescription glasses for farsightedness?

    If you are under 40 and farsighted you may need glasses for reading only . If you are Moderately farsighted you may need glasses for distance vision also. If you are severely farsighted you would need glasses for all distances. I would get the advice for yourself from a reputable eye care provider. READ MORE

  • Why is my vision blurry with contacts ?

    They may not be fitting correctly or they could be the wrong prescription. You need to go back to the eye doctor who prescribed the contacts to get it figured out. READ MORE

  • What is the best medicine for conjunctivitis?

    Most conjunctivitis is viral Cool compresses for comfort and non-preserved artificial tears will help. If not improving after a couple of days you may need antibiotic drops. For antibiotics, you need to see an eye care professional. Also, wash your hands a lot as this can be very contagious. READ MORE

  • Can wearing contacts everyday damage your eyes?

    There is always a chance of getting a contact lens infection especially if you don't use proper disinfecting solutions. If you do not sleep in the contacts and use proper care with them it is unlikely to cause problems. If yu have dry eyes your chances of problems increase. READ MORE

  • Is having a cataract removed painful?

    Cataract surgery should not be painful. Most use IV sedation with versed. Also sometimes we use preservative-free lidocaine inside the eye. READ MORE

Faculty Titles & Positions

  • Board Member Manatee Memorial Hospital PHO Committee -
  • Board Member Manatee County Medical Society -
  • Adler Eye Institute -


  • Top Doctor 2023 Sarasota Magazine 


  • Cataracts
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology  
  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons  


  • Medical College of Georgia1988Transitional Year

Professional Society Memberships

  • International Society of Refractive Surgeons | American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dr. Jonathan A. Adler, MD's Practice location

Adler Eye Institute

1509 53rd Ave W -
Bradenton, Florida 34207
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Dr. Jonathan A. Adler, MD has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on the reviews from 24 patients. FindaTopDoc has aggregated the experiences from real patients to help give you more insights and information on how to choose the best Ophthalmologist in your area. These reviews do not reflect a providers level of clinical care, but are a compilation of quality indicators such as bedside manner, wait time, staff friendliness, ease of appointment, and knowledge of conditions and treatments.

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Get to know Ophthalmologist Dr. Jonathan A. Adler, who serves patients in Bradenton, Florida.

Dr. Adler is among the leading ophthalmologists in Southwest Florida, having been the first doctor to successfully perform LASIK in Manatee County. Since this achievement in 1996, he and his team at Adler Eye Institute have become trusted experts to treat a variety of ocular conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.

“Since 1991, we’ve proudly served Sarasota-Manatee patients with comprehensive, state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical eye care designed to bring healthy, clear results. We take great pride in building lasting relationships, which is why we take the time to get to know you, your vision requirements, and your distinct lifestyle needs.” as stated on the practice’s website. 

Professionally, Dr. Adler is affiliated with several hospitals and medical centers in Bradenton, including Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Blake Hospital, Outpatient Surgery Centers – Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Premier Surgery Center of Sarasota, and Gulf Coast Surgery Center. Among his various achievements, he was the first to implant the new generation of multifocal implants for cataract surgery.

In addition to being a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgeons, he serves as a Board Member on the Manatee Memorial Hospital PHO Committee and the Manatee County Medical Society.

Back in 1982, Dr. Adler earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Science and Mathematics from Muhlenberg College, where he graduated Cum Laude. He then went on to obtain his Master of Science degree in Physiology and Biophysics from Georgetown University in 1983, followed by his medical degree from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1987.

Wanting to further his education, he completed his medical internship at the Medical College of Georgia in 1988, followed by his residency at the Georgetown University Medical Center in 1991.

The doctor is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, which is an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America. 

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.

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