Company Milestones

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.

FEBRUARY 1990

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.

MAY 1992

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.

MARCH 1993

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.

JUNE 1996

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.

AUGUST 1998

LASIK Introduced

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

AUGUST 2002

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.

NOVEMBER 2003

Orlando Office Opens

In order to more conveniently serve patients in south Orlando, Dr. Filutowski selects MetroWest as the location for the third office.

JANUARY 2005

ICL Introduced

Dr. Filutowski begins offering the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), helping patients with high degrees of nearsightedness that could not be corrected by LASIK.

AUGUST 2003

Lake Mary Office Expands

The Lake Mary office begins an expansion, nearly doubling its size to 30,000 sq. ft.

JUNE 2010

Rotunda Appears

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.

SEPTEMBER 2011

LenSx Laser Introduced

Dr. Filutowski acquires Central Florida’s first LenSx laser. He comes Central Florida’s first and most experienced laser cataract surgeon.

JULY 2012

Solar Panels Installed

The Filutowski Eye Institute goes green and installs solar panels on top of the Lake Mary facility.

NOVEMBER 2014

iStent Introduced

Dr. Filutowski performs iStent surgery—a new surgical therapy for glaucoma. iStent is the smallest medical device thus far approved by the FDA.

NOVEMBER 2017

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, SMILE.

APRIL 2017

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.

JANUARY 2020

1000 SMILE Procedures

Dr. Filutowski performed his 1000th SMILE procedure, making him one of the top five most experienced SMILE surgeons in the country.

JULY 2020

Logo and Signage Refresh

The Filutowski Eye Institute rebranded and modernized with our new green logo in early 2019. Now all of our signage also got a refresh to match the new branding.

FEBRUARY 1990

Dr. Filutowski starts his practice.

01_feb1990

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.

MAY 1992

02_may1992

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.

MARCH 1993

03_march1993

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.

JUNE 1996

04_june1996

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.

AUGUST 1998

05_august1997

LASIK Introduced

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

AUGUST 2002

06_august2002

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.

NOVEMBER 2003

07_november2003

Orlando Office Opens

In order to more conveniently serve patients in south Orlando, Dr. Filutowski selects MetroWest as the location for the third office.

JANUARY 2005

ICL Introduced

Dr. Filutowski begins offering the Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL), helping patients with high degrees of nearsightedness that could not be corrected by LASIK.

AUGUST 2003

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Lake Mary Office Expands

The Lake Mary office begins an expansion, nearly doubling its size to 30,000 sq. ft.

JUNE 2010

10_june2010

Rotunda Appears

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.

SEPTEMBER 2011

11_september2011

LenSx Laser Introduced

Dr. Filutowski acquires Central Florida’s first LenSx laser. He comes Central Florida’s first and most experienced laser cataract surgeon.

JULY 2012

Solar Panels Installed

The Filutowski Eye Institute goes green and installs solar panels on top of the Lake Mary facility.

NOVEMBER 2014

iStent Introduced

Dr. Filutowski performs iStent surgery—a new surgical therapy for glaucoma. iStent is the smallest medical device thus far approved by the FDA.

NOVEMBER 2017

15_november2017

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, SMILE.

APRIL 2017

16_april2017

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.

JANUARY 2020

17_january2020

1000 SMILE Procedures

Dr. Filutowski performed his 1000th SMILE procedure, making him one of the top five most experienced SMILE surgeons in the country.

JULY 2020

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Logo and Signage Refresh

The Filutowski Eye Institute rebranded and modernized with our new green logo in early 2019. Now all of our signage also got a refresh to match the new branding.