Stephen M. Tate, M.D.

Stephen M. Tate, M.D.

Board Certified

Stephen M. Tate, M.D., joined the staff of New Vision Eye Center in October of 2009. Dr. Tate provides premium cataract surgery including multifocal intraocular lens surgery, glaucoma treatment, retinal management, and general ophthalmic care.

Dr. Tate graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 2003, receiving honors in nearly every one of his clinical clerkships. After completing an internship at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, OH, where he received the prestigious Power of One Award for Patient Satisfaction, he returned to West Virginia University Eye Institute to complete his training in ophthalmology, where he excelled in intraocular surgery.

Formerly with Galloway Eye Center in South Carolina, Dr. Tate has close family ties to the established Vero Beach medical community.

Dr. Tate is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, a member of the Indian River County Medical Society, and the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Tate and his wife Cori have two daughters and reside in Vero Beach.

Treatments & Surgery Services

Custom Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is very common and currently has the highest success rate of any surgical procedure in the United States. Learn More »


Glaucoma most often occurs in adults over age 60, but it can also occur in young adults or children and is more common in those of African descent. Learn More »

Diabetic Eye Care

There is no cure for diabetic retinopathy. However, laser treatment (photocoagulation) can be very effective at preventing vision loss if it is done before the retina has been severely damaged. Learn More »

Macular Degeneration

The primary risk factor for AMD is advancing age, with incidence steadily increasing after 50 years of age with a greater increase in those more than 75 years old. Learn More »

General Ophthalmology

From general eye exams to state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to ophthalmic surgery, the New Vision Eye Center is equipped to take care of all of your needs. Learn More »

Laser Cataract Surgery

We offer Alcon's LenSx® laser, a bladeless, computer-aided laser that allows our surgeons to plan and perform your surgery to exacting, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods. Learn More »