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Ophthalmologists from New Eyes, Shepherd Eye Center, and Nevada Eye Physicians are First to Implant the Alcon AcrySof Vivity IOL in Southern Nevada

November 23, 2020

Surgeons from Comprehensive EyeCare Partners Affiliate Ophthalmology practices: (New Eyes, Shepherd Eye Center, and Nevada Eye Physicians) are the first ophthalmologists in Southern Nevada to implant the new Alcon Vivity intraocular lens for cataract patients. This new lens technology, known as AcrySof IQ Vivity, provides an additional option for cataract patients to treat presbyopia and is a first-of-its-kind, non-diffractive lens that offers a continuous extended range of vision while maintaining a low incidence of visual disturbances, like a monofocal lens. The lens provides sharp distance and intermediate vision in bright or dim light, similar to that of a monofocal lens, without the glare and other drawbacks of existing multifocal technologies.

“This innovation provides new possibilities in visual correction to a greater range of patients, who would otherwise be poor candidates for multifocal IOLs,” said Dr. Steve Hansen from Shepherd Eye Center.

New Eyes, Shepherd Eye Center, and Nevada Eye Physicians will continue to be the only ophthalmology practices in Southern Nevada to offer this exciting new technology until it becomes more broadly available next year.

“I’m honored to be one of the first surgeons in Nevada to bring the Vivity lens to our patients at New Eyes and to Comprehensive EyeCare Partners. I believe that our patients will benefit greatly from having access to this new and improved option for their sight,” says Dr. Helga Pizio.

ABOUT New Eyes
Founded in 2008 by Helga F. Pizio, MD, New Eyes is dedicated to serving patients throughout the Las Vegas Valley, offering a wide variety of eye surgeries and vision care treatments. Dr. Pizio and her team of experienced eye care specialists strive to provide attentive, customized care to each patient. With the addition of the new Southwest location, New Eyes has a total of five offices throughout the Las Vegas area, offering convenient access to the entire community.

ABOUT Shepherd Eye Center
Shepherd Eye Center has proudly cared for the eyes of Southern Nevada for over 50 years. What Dr. John Shepherd started as a solo clinic over a half-century ago in 1968 has now grown to become the largest ophthalmic practice in Nevada, with 19 physicians, 5 offices, and nearly 200 employees. The doctors of Shepherd Eye Center are at the forefront of technological advancement. Services include routine eye exams as well as the treatment of eye diseases and surgical options for conditions including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, muscle imbalance, cataracts, and corneal conditions. The Shepherd Eye Surgicenter is state-licensed, Medicare-approved, and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.

ABOUT Nevada Eye Physicians
Nevada Eye Physicians is a comprehensive eye care facility serving residents of Las Vegas, NV and several of the surrounding communities. At our practice, our primary focus is to deliver the highest quality of personalized eye care to all of our patients. Using innovative techniques and technology, our experienced and highly-trained physicians provide several procedures and treatment options for a wide array of eye conditions. At our eight Nevada locations, patients are made to feel comfortable and relaxed in our state-of-the-art facilities. We understand the importance of eye health and proper vision care, which is why we make it a priority to provide exceptional results for our patients to allow them improved sight and an enhanced quality of life.

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