Dr. Lawrence M. Hurvitz

Dr. Lawrence M. Hurvitz


Areas of Care:

  • Glaucoma
  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Glaucoma Consultation and Surgery

Certification American Board of Ophthalmology


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


  • 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

Honors and Accomplishments

  • 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.


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.

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