Dr. Scott Klein earned his medical degree from Nova Southern University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. He completed his medical internship at UMDNJ’s Atlantic City Medical Center, in Atlantic City, N.J., as well as an ophthalmic internship at LAC+USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif. He then continued with a three year residency in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Klein spent an extra year at the Cleveland Clinic for fellowship-training in glaucoma. Dr. Klein came to Winter Haven in 1998 when he joined the Eye Specialists of Mid-Florida as the glaucoma specialist, and later in 2007 he founded Central Florida Eye Care.
Dr. Klein is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the American Medical Association (AMA), the Florida Medical Association (FMA), the Central Florida Physicians Alliance (CFPA) and the Florida Society of Ophthalmology (FSO). He performs complete eye examinations, does cataract surgery and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. He is a leading expert in the use of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) for laser treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Klein, is committed to help improve the care of his patients, and after extensive work, he received a U.S. Patent for an image catalog of optic nerve changes in glaucoma patients to be used in electronic medical records.
Dr. Klein is known by his patients not only for his commitment to their eye health, but also for his kind bed-side manner and wonderful sense of humor. He and his patients enjoy long relationships, and have fun with the many traditions established in his office, such as dressing up on Halloween and movies with popcorn on SLT laser days. His patients know Dr. Klein will greet them with a smile, a handshake and a kind word.
Dr. Klein in an avid baseball fan and an active Little League coach and umpire. He spends much of his spare time with his wife and three children. He also enjoys music, bicycling and golf.