Kerrville, Texas, has been chosen by Carl Zeiss Meditec of Germany, long regarded for their high quality camera lenses, binoculars, spotting scopes and hunting optics, as one of the first cities in the United States to launch an innovative new medical technology for residents with vision problems.
Advancements in diagnostic testing for Modern LASIK eye surgery and Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery have helped millions across the country enjoy crisp, clear vision through customized procedures. But those in rural communities typically have to travel to larger metropolitan areas to gain access to the most up-to-date technologies in surgical vision correction.
This has all changed through the new Refractive Telemedicine Program called NuVision LASIK and Cataract Center of Kerrville. Thanks to the most advanced diagnostic and communications technology, Hill Country residents can complete their eye scans, surgical planning, and post-operative care right here in Kerrville.
This program has been made possible by local Kerrville eye doctors Dr. Tobin Tilley, Dr. Drew Whitehead and Dr. Trinh Nguyen of Vision Source Kerrville, and the doctors of the world-renowned, San Antonio-based eye surgery center Parkhurst NuVision, to be among the first in the nation to utilize this new Telemedicine technology for vision correction surgery.
How does the telemedicine program work?
- Residents of the Hill Country interested in Modern LASIK or needing cataract surgery will visit Vision Source Kerrville for advanced eye and vision testing. The doctors of Vision Source Kerrville will send images and videos of their eyes to the surgery center in San Antonio.
- Using a telemedicine system similar to Facetime, one of the Vision Source Kerrville doctors will connect patients via a video call with one of the Parkhurst NuVision surgery center doctors, who will discuss the patient’s customized vision correction plan and schedule the procedure.
- The patient then travels to San Antonio once for surgery, and is followed up for post-operative appointments with the doctors at Vision Source in Kerrville, saving hours of driving on I-10.
“We serve many patients in the Kerrville area,” says Greg Parkhurst, MD, FACS, founder of Parkhurst NuVision. “As we sought new ways to make advanced technologies and excellent surgical care accessible to more patients, it became clear that this Refractive Telemedicine Program would be ideal to bring convenience to our patients’ lives and maintain state-of-the-art quality eyecare by partnering with this amazing group of doctors in Kerrville.”
To schedule a cataract evaluation or LASIK consultation in Kerrville, please contact NuVision LASIK and Cataract Center of Kerrville at (210) 585-2020 or click here to request an appointment online.