1910 82nd Ave, Suite 104, Vero Beach, FL 32966


Dr. Val Zudans is an ophthalmologist serving Sebastian, Barefoot Bay, Palm Bay, Melbourne, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee, FL.
Dr. Zudans specializes in custom cataract surgery and laser vision correction for those who want to see their best.

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Val Zudans, M.D.

Val Zudans, M.D. is board certified by
the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Zudans has served on the Medical Advisory Board for MACS (Most Accurate Cataract Surgery), a national coalition of medical professionals dedicated to defining best practice benchmarks in cataract surgery. He was a lead investigator for Softec HD intraocular lens studies and the first to introduce No-Drop Cataract Surgery to our area.

Dr. Zudans completed his ophthalmology residency at the prestigious Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, consistently ranked the number one ophthalmology program in the country for over 15 years by US News and World Report. Before his residency, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Florida where he was an Anderson scholar and elected Phi Beta Kappa. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and was elected to the national medical honor society Alpha Omega Alpha representing the top 10% of his class.

Dr. Zudans is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His study for MACS related to HD lens implants was published in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the preeminent peer-reviewed journal for cataract surgeons. In addition to his work in the Sebastian, FL area as an ophthalmologist, he is a local speaker and maintains active memberships in the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Florida Medical Association, and Indian River County Medical Society.

Committed to local issues, Dr. Zudans was elected to the Vero Beach City Council in 2017 and Mayor in 2019. He is a member of Sunrise Rotary and attends Calvary Chapel of Vero Beach. He is the past President of the Indian River County Medical Society and served on the Indian River County Hospital District Board of Trustees. Dr. Zudans, his wife Tracey, and their four children love the Florida lifestyle and have resided in Vero Beach since 2002.

Dr. Zudans is available for new patient consultations and would very much like to help you see your best.​


Ophthalmologist Serving Palm Bay, Melbourne, Sebastian, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee, Florida

Cataract Surgeon in Sebastian, FL

As the premier cataract surgeon serving the Sebastian and Okeechobee areas, Dr. Zudans has been a pioneer in providing well over 10,000 successful custom cataract surgeries in the last 20 years. He uses a no-needle, no-stitch, no-drop laser eye surgery technique for Sebastian area patients that not only gives you the potential to see better conveniently but also, in some cases, reduces or even eliminates the need for glasses.​

In-Office Services

Many minor eye procedures are commonly provided in the office safely and comfortably without the need for hospitals. As a board-certified ophthalmologist serving Sebastian area residents, Dr. Zudans is highly experienced with YAG capsulotomy, YAG PI, YAG Vitreolysis, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty for glaucoma, eyelid biopsies, punctual plugs, aesthetic injections and fillers, skin lasers, and other minor ophthalmic procedures. He performs intravitreal injections for serious vision-threatening conditions like wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vein occlusions.​

Refractive Surgery

Dr. Zudans has extensive experience performing over 1,000 excimer refractive laser eye surgery procedures for Sebastian patients to reshape the cornea and help people see better without the need for glasses or contacts. PRK (surface excimer laser) is the ideal laser vision correction procedure for most patients and is Dr. Zudans’s preferred technique.