ABOUT DR. LANG
Experience: Dr. Lang has more than 30 years of clinical practice, as well as functioning in many surgical facilities as an associate and consultant.
Training: Board-certified to treat and manage eye diseases (such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinas), eye trauma, infections, injuries, emergency care, and more. Dr. Lang is also LASIK-certified. Board Certified Optometric Physician, Diplomat of the American Board of Optometry, Diplomat of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, Member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Member of the American Optometric Association, Voted Best of Port Charlotte
Awards: Voted “Best Optometrist - Eye Doctor” for eight out of 10 years by the Charlotte Sun Readers Choice Awards.
Why did you get into Optometry?
Dr. Lang: "I knew I wanted to be a doctor in health care most of my life. I was good at math and science in high school and college. Optometry is a very nice mix of biology, chemistry, physics, and math. Optometry is a profession where the vast majority of cases have happy outcomes!"
Why did you start Bayside Eye Center?
"I always knew I wanted to have my own practice. We have a family-oriented environment and that can only happen when several factors are controlled. Corporate environments are typically all about numbers rather than relationships. It’s true that we’re in business to make a profit, but this goes right back to the patient because it allows us to equip our office with the best technology. At all times, however, putting the patient first and developing those relationships is the foundation of what we do, and it’s why I was inspired to start Bayside in the first place."
What do you love about Punta Gorda?
"Punta Gorda is a delightful little town with lots of activities! I enjoy seeing my patients at local businesses. We are able to catch up on family and reminisce a bit whenever we run into each other. We enjoy relatively low traffic of a small town but are close enough to larger towns to access cultural events, concerts, Broadway plays, etc."