In order to provide the best care possible to our patients, Dr. Filutowski inspired a passion for growth and a desire to continue learning in our company mission. We are constantly looking for new and better ways to change the lives of our patients.
Dr. Filutowski starts his practice.
Dr. Filutowski starts his first practice in an executive office building in Daytona Beach with one employee and his wife. He is one of the first in the country to perform “No Stitch” small incision cataract surgery.
Radial Keratotomy Introduced
Dr. Filutowski performs his first Radial Keratotomy. The demand for his clinical and surgical services increases, leading him to begin construction of his own office and surgical center building in Daytona.
Daytona Office Opens
The Filutowski Eye Institute moves into the new 14,000 sq. ft. institute. Dr. Filutowski becomes one of a few surgeons in the nation performing ALK, correcting high levels of nearsightedness as well as farsightedness.
Lake Mary Office Underway
Filutowski Eye Institute purchases property along the I-4 Lake Mary corridor for a second office and surgical center. Construction starts a year later.
Dr. Filutowski becomes the first surgeon to perform LASIK with a newly FDA-approved laser. Both offices continue to grow and will employ more than 100 doctors and personnel.
Bladeless LASIK Introduced
Dr. Filutowski acquires Florida’s first IntraLase Femtosecond Laser—one of a few in the world—allowing him to lead the way in offering his patients the first ever all-laser, “bladeless” LASIK surgery.
Orlando Office Opens
In order to more conveniently serve patients in south Orlando, Dr. Filutowski selects MetroWest as the location for the third office.
Dr. Filutowski begins offering the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), helping patients with high degrees of nearsightedness that could not be corrected by LASIK.
Lake Mary Office Expands
The Lake Mary office begins an expansion, nearly doubling its size to 30,000 sq. ft.
Patients are now able to enjoy the completed Lake Mary renovation, which offers a one-of-a-kind LASIK Rotunda that houses various lasers utilized in refractive surgery.
LenSx Laser Introduced
Dr. Filutowski acquires Central Florida’s first LenSx laser. He becomes Central Florida’s first and most experienced laser cataract surgeon.
Solar Panels Installed
The Filutowski Eye Institute goes green and installs solar panels on top of the Lake Mary facility.
Dr. Filutowski performs iStent surgery—a new surgical therapy for glaucoma. iStent is the smallest medical device thus far approved by the FDA.
Zeiss Visumax Laser Introduced
We have two Visumax lasers (one in Lake Mary and one in Orlando). This laser is one of the newest technologies available in laser vision correction and allows for a more gentle procedure known as SMILE.
First SMILE Procedure
Dr. Filutowski performs his first ReLex SMILE procedure, making him one of the first in the country and the first in Central Florida to perform the procedure! SMILE is the third generation of laser vision correction.
1000 SMILE Procedures
Dr. Filutowski performed his 1000th SMILE procedure, making him one of the top five most experienced SMILE surgeons in the country.