NMOA Diamond Level Sponsor Spotlights
Eye Associates of New Mexico
Eye Associates of New Mexico has been providing eye care to New Mexicans for over 30 years. With 14 optometrists and 28 ophthalmologists in 14 locations, Eye Associates provides medical and surgical services to a large part of the state. This includes many underserved areas bringing specialty care that may otherwise be unavailable. Eye Associates continues to work closely with many excellent optometrists across the state to provide care for their patients. With the help of these optometrists, recent addition of electronic health records, and the dedicated staff of our Doctor2Doctor program we have dramatically improved our referral and co-management services resulting in excellent teamwork and patient care. We look forward to another 30 years of providing the highest quality care to all New Mexicans.
Board Certified physicians / surgeons provide sub-specialty care in:
- Retinal Disease
- Corneal Disease
- Cataract Surgery
- LASIK Eye Surgery
- Pediatric Ophthalmology
For more information, visit www.eyenm.com.
OOGP is one of the largest authorized distributors and buying groups in the nation, serving eye care practitioners.
OOGP is the #1-Stop Ophthalmic Distributor with three warehouses available for offering the most in eye care products including soft contact lenses, ocular pharmaceuticals, lens care products & etc. Our VIP Programs offer the members FREE shipping. Please refer to our eCatalog for further information.
OOGP Buying Group, featuring the Premium Vendor Programs representing ophthalmic and RGP laboratories and frame & accessory vendors, offers more membership discounts than any other buying group.
OOGP provides a portion of the sales from NMOA members to the NMOA as Non-Dues Revenue; a portion of your purchases may help lower your dues. Contact the NMOA for more information.
Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute
Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute is a referral center that compliments the expertise of optometric physicians. Having performed over 300,000 micro eye surgeries, Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute is one of North America’s most unique and experienced eye care facilities. Patients come recommended and referred by hundreds of family eye doctors who have learned to trust our expertise. The organization’s world-class medical team provides a level of care and memorable warmth that has become the hallmark of our service.
Our mission is to provide the best possible co-management services to the profession of optometry. And our goal is simple – to be considered an extension of your practice. Your friendship and spirit of cooperation make it a joy to serve!
For more information, visit www.pcli.com
NMOA Silver Level Sponsor Spotlight
Coleman Vision is dedicated exclusively to laser vision correction and does not fit or sell contact lenses or glasses. Progressive, state-of-the-art technology, an emphasis on learning, and a caring, highly experienced staff combine to provide patients and doctors with consistently excellent results. Dr. Coleman is a principal investigator for numerous FDA studies evaluating LASIK and frequently lectures and teaches courses on LASIK related topics. A broad range of patients from many locations and walks of life have LASIK at Coleman Vision. Most recently, working with Dr. Mike Herrera of Santa Fe, Dr. Coleman performed LASIK on Mickey Rourke in preparation for the release of his upcoming film Iron Man 2.
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges such as astigmatism and presbyopia; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available. Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, creating real advantages for customers and wearers.
For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
NMOA Bronze Level Sponsor Spotlight
Bernitisky Vision / TLC Laser Center
Dr. Bernitsky trained at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute as a board certified corneal specialist. He returned to New Mexico after his residency. His passion is providing the best and safest surgical options for vision correction as an alternative to glasses and contact lenses. He has always been at the forefront of vision correction technology in New Mexico. He is the only surgeon to offer the most advanced blade-free Femtosecond laser available in the US; the Alcon EX500/FS200 laser suite. He has provided quality eye care to New Mexicans for 30 years and has performed more than 50,000 vision correction surgeries. In February 2016, Dr. Bernitsky merged his practice with TLC Laser Eye Centers. By joining with TLC, as an independent contractor, he is able to provide quality care and the best technological advances in the field of vision correction. A benefit of now becoming TLC is to be able to team up with you; the patient’s eye care provider and form a co-management relationship. TLC is the largest company of its kind and was founded by Optometrists and wants to include Optometrists to be part of your patient’s desire to have vision correction. Also, TLC has locations across the United States and Canada which allows for continuity of care if someone moves away from Albuquerque.
Dr. Monte attended Southern California College of Optometry for her doctorate degree. She graduated from optometry school with cum laude honors in 2010. She returned to New Mexico to do her residency at the Albuquerque Veterans Hospital. She specialized in primary care optometry and ocular disease. Dr. Monte has first hand knowledge of TLC. While she was attending optometry school in California, she was a TLC patient; having had Lasik surgery herself. We welcomed her to the Bernitsky Vision/TLC family in the fall of 2016. By being part of this practice, she is excited that NM now has an amazing combination of talent and experience. Dr. Bernitsky combined with TLC providing exceptional care to those who seek vision correction surgery.
Both doctors are committed to their profession and want every patient to be satisfied with the care they receive as well as the best options to offer in the field. For the 20% of people who are not great candidates for Lasik, we offer the full spectrum of vision correction options. This allows us to find the procedure that is the safest and best for patient’s visual needs. We offer not only LASIK but also PRK, ICL (implantable contact lenses), Refractive lens replacement, or cataract surgery. This allows us to provide options for the best visual outcome possible.
We are committed to providing every patient; personal, individualized care. We look forward to building a co-management relationship with you.
For more information, visit www.bernitsky.com.
High Country Macula, Retina & Vitreous
Dr. Michael Seligson established High Country Macula, Retina, and Vitreous, PC in Santa Fe in 2004. He began treating Albuquerque patients in February 2005 Dr. Seligson has been performing Sutureless Vitrectomy Surgery for numerous years. Dr. Seligson is fellowship trained in the management of all aspects of Vitreo-Retinal pathology. In addition to high quality eye examinations, his diagnostic services include Digital IV Fluoroscein Angiography, Macular and Optic Nerve Tomography, and B-Scan Ultrasonography.
Office procedures encompass Argon Laser for the management of Diabetic Retinopathy, Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Retinal Tears; Pneumatic Retinopexy for the repair of limited Retinal Detachment; and intraocular or periocular administration of medications for the treatment of ocular inflammatory conditions and Age-Related Macular Degeneration, and Ocular Photodynamic Therapy for various forms of Macular Degeneration.
Hospital-based procedures offered at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, and AAESC in Albuquerque include 23 & 25 Gauge Sutureless Pars Plana Vitrectomy for the treatment of Diabetic Vitreous Hemorrhage, Macular Pucker and Macular Hole, as well as traditional Pars Plana Vitrectomy for the treatment of advanced Diabetic Eye Disease and Retinal Detachment. Scleral Buckling is also occasionally required for the treatment of complicated forms of Retinal Detachment. In addition, Dr. Seligson is on-call to treat any type of ocular trauma.
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