Andrew C. Hou, M.D.

Fellowship-trained cataract, refractive, and cornea surgeon, Dr. Andrew C. Hou spent his formative years in Copenhagen, Denmark before growing up in New York City. After graduating summa cum laude from City College of New York, he earned his medical degree from SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He completed a surgical internship and ophthalmology residency at Henry Ford Hospital where he treated a wide spectrum of routine and complicated eye diseases and was named chief resident. After finishing a fellowship at the prestigious Dean McGee Eye Institute, one of the top cornea programs in the country, he joined The Eye Depot in 2021.

Dr. Hou specializes in premium cataract and lens replacement surgery as well as the most cutting-edge cornea surgeries including Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK), ultrathin Descemet Stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK), advanced keratoconus treatments, LASIK, and PRK. He brings a wealth of knowledge for therapy in ocular surface disease, severe dry eyes, Fuchs’ dystrophy, keratoconus, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). In glaucoma surgery, Dr. Hou specializes in ab-interno canaloplasty (ABiC), a procedure which opens up the natural outflow channels of the eye to restore normal aqueous flow, without damaging tissue or leaving behind a device in the eye.

Outside of work, Dr. Hou spends a lot of time with his wife Alicia Alvarez, who is also a physician in Allergy and Immunology. They enjoy traveling, hiking, and cooking together. They had their honeymoon on Anna Maria Island and are excited to be living in Florida.


Dr. Hou’s credentials include:

  • American Board of Ophthalmology (Board Certified)

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology

  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery

  • Manatee County Medical Society

  • iDesign Refractive Studio Certified
  • iLASIK Certified

Honors and Awards

Castle Connolly Rising Star

  • 2023, 2024

Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Best Eye Doctor

  • 2022, 2023 (Winner)

Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Best Eye Surgeon

  • 2022, 2023 (Winner)

Bradenton Herald People’s Choice Best Ophthalmologist

  • 2021 (Winner)

Sarasota Herald-Tribune Reader’s Choice Best Optical

  • 2021 (Finalist)

Henry Ford Hospital Chief Resident

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society

City College of New York Deans Award for Academic Excellence

(941) 708-9000

426 Manatee Avenue West

Bradenton, Florida 34205

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