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LASIK, Cataract Surgery, and More in Panama City, FL

About Eye Center South in Panama City

When Dr. Marnix Heersink and Dr. John Fortin first opened Eye Center South in 1980, it was with a vision: to provide patients with compassionate, comprehensive care. Today, at all our locations in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama, Eye Center South provides access to high-quality eye care treatments for everyone that enters our facilities.

Our Panama City location is an extension of our mission to pay our community back for trusting us with their eyes. We achieve this with world-class eye care, specialists in a variety of disciplines, and cutting-edge equipment — without sacrificing the personal touch of a family-owned business.

Eye Center South in Panama City
Panama City Ophthalmologists

Panama City Ophthalmologists

Since 2004, our Panama City office has been overseen by Zsolt Bansagi, M.D. and his team. Dr. Bansagi received his medical degree from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York, and his training in ophthalmology at the Lions Eye Institute.

Dr. Bansagi specializes in cataract and refractive/LASIK surgery, as well as general ophthalmology, providing uncommonly advanced treatment for common eye conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Anthony J. Leoncavallo, M.D., a specialist in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and general ophthalmology, is also available for our patients at Panama City.

Industry-Leading Services and Surgeries in Panama City

Ever since our founding, Eye Center South has worked hard to establish relationships with primary care physicians and eye doctors in the communities we serve. We’re trusted by local medical professionals in Panama City, giving us the ability to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We’re industry leaders in many fields, most notably cataract care. We’ve performed over 200,000 cataract surgeries in our Dothan surgery center, which is ranked among the top 10 facilities in the nation for technological advancement.

When you make an appointment at Eye Center South, you get peace of mind. You’ll be treated with care and familiarity by a team of specialists, using top-of-the-line equipment, who have your best interests at heart.

Eye Doctors in Panama City

Eye Center South is humbled to be able to provide eye care to Panama City and the surrounding areas. Our city has one of the most spectacular marinas, and some of the most pleasant weather, in the entire country. Whether you’re in one of the local shopping districts or out on the water, we believe that when you live somewhere with so many beautiful days, you should be able to experience those days with clear and healthy vision.

See the difference of healthy vision at our Panama City, Florida location. Call (850) 747-1818 to set up an appointment, schedule an eye exam, or discuss our services!


MONDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
TUESDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
WEDNESDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
THURSDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Office Information

Eye Center South – Panama City
2401 State Ave
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 747-1818

Our Location:

Our Reviews

I was very pleased with my cataract surgery, and all the pre and post-surgery visits at Eye Center South’s Panama City office. The Doctor, Nurses, technicians, and office staff were very courteous and informative, and I couldn’t have asked for better treatment.

– C.R.

The staff at Panama City were friendly and had me in and out fairly quickly despite needing multiple tests. I didn’t have to wait any time at all, and they kept things very clean with regard to COVID precautions.

– C.S.

The doctors and their team are very personable, professional, and have made it possible for me to see this beautiful world again. My deepest thanks to them for their wonderful gift of sight restoration. I’ll be forever grateful to the doctors and all the wonderful folks in the Panama City office.

– C.S.

Driving Directions to Panama City

We’re conveniently located at 2401 State Avenue, Panama City, FL 32405. We’re close to where I-77 meets US-231.

If you’re coming from somewhere in town, turn north on State near the Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center and we’ll be on your right.

If you’re coming from the north, get on 77 south and turn right onto Baldwin near Baldwin Plaza. Turn left on State Avenue and we’ll be a few blocks down on your right.

If you’re coming from the east, get on US-98 or 231, and take it until you reach Harrison Avenue. Follow Harrison north, turn left on W 23rd, and right on State in a few blocks.

If you’re coming from the west, cross the bay on Hwy 98 and turn left onto W 23rd Street near Gulf Coast State College. Take W 23rd until you pass the Publix at 23rd Street Plaza and turn left on State. We’ll be one block up on your left, just pass the entrance to 23rd Circle.

Our Doctors

Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

Zsolt C. Bansagi, M.D.

Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon

Anthony J. Leoncavallo, M.D.

Pediatric Ophthalmologist & Strabismus

Irene H. Ludwig, M.D.