Meet Dr. Hurvitz

Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, Bachelor of Science 1971, Cum Laude

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA,  Medical Doctor, 1975

St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis, MO,  Categorical* Internal Medicine Internship, 1975- 1976

Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, Residency in Ophthalmology, 1976-1979

Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, PA,  Fellowship in Glaucoma, 1979-1980

Founder: Sarasota/Manatee Chapter, Nat’l Society to Prevent Blindness

Honors Award-American Academy of Ophthalmology
“Filtration Surgery Course” Instructor (9 years)
Annual Meeting American Academy of Ophthalmology

Affiliate Associate Professor of Ophthalmology-University of South Florida, College of Medicine, Tampa

Chairman, “Glaucoma 2001 Project”-State of Florida-1996-1998

Medical Consultant, Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration 2000-2005

Dr. Hurvitz has contributed articles to Ophthalmology Journals since 1983 as a primary author and co-author, focusing largely on glaucoma and cataract surgery. His articles are on display in the Clinic’s waiting room.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Hurvitz came to live and practice in Sarasota in 1980. He and his wife have four children and they enjoy skiing, hiking, and walking..

Lawrence M. Hurvitz, MD

SpecialtyGlaucoma Consultation and Surgery
CertificationAmerican Board of Ophthalmology


-Fellow-American Academy of Ophthalmology
-American Glaucoma Society
-Florida Society of Ophthalmology
-American Medical Association
-Sarasota County Medical Association