Dr. Scott Perkins at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center is first in the Southwest US to implant the EVO Visian ICL, an Innovative Solution to Myopia and Astigmatism


PHOENIX, ARIZONA (April 12, 2022) – Today, Dr. Scott Perkins of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, became the first surgeon in the Southwest to implant a new solution for the correction of myopia and myopia with astigmatism: EVO Visian ICL.

Myopia, which is also known as nearsightedness or the need for distance vision correction, is the most common vision disorder globally and its prevalence is rapidly growing. (1)  An estimated 100 million U.S. adults ages 21 to 45 who have myopia are potential candidates for EVO, a biocompatible implantable lens that corrects distance vision. (2)

“Following FDA approval, prospective patients in the U.S. and their doctors may now consider EVO for achieving Visual Freedom from the limitations, ongoing maintenance and inconvenience associated with glasses and contact lenses,” said Caren Mason, President and CEO of STAAR Surgical. “Over one million EVO lenses have already been implanted by doctors outside the U.S. and 99.4% of EVO patients in a survey have stated they would have the procedure again.” (3)

Dr. Scott Perkins, surgeon and founding partner at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center in Arizona, took part in the FDA clinical trials for the EVO Visian ICL.  He was the first surgeon in the Southwest United States to implant the innovative solution to correct myopia and myopia with astigmatism.

“The new EVO ICL is the newest tool that we have in our tool box to treat nearsightedness and astigmatism. The results have been remarkable.  I’m so pleased to be able to now offer this to our patients”, says Dr. Perkins.

To learn more about the EVO Visian ICL and whether you may be a candidate, please go to https://bdplasik.com/evo-visian-icl-lenses/ or https://www.goodeyes.com/evo-visian-icl-lens/  You can also call 602-598-7600 to schedule a free consultation to see if you’re qualified for the new EVO Visian ICL.

 

(1) Holden BA, Fricke TR, Wilson DA, et al. Global Prevalence of Myopia and High Myopia and Temporal Trends from 2000 through 2050. Ophthalmology. 2016.

(2) Market Scope, Refractive Surgery Report, 2019 and Company estimates. Company estimates that more than one in three of the 330 million U.S. population is between 21-45 years old with myopia greater than -3.0 D and has the willingness to undergo an EVO procedure, the financial ability to pay for EVO and is relatively close in terms of distance to a certified surgeon.

(3) Packer, The Implantable Collamer Lens with a central port: review of the literature, Clinical Ophthalmology, 2018.

 

About Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center

The doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally renowned specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. For more information, please visit www.GoodEyes.com.

 

Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center Ranked #1 Eye Care Center For 10 Consecutive Years

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (March 29, 2022)  Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, is proud to announce that they have once again been voted #1 Eye Care Center in Arizona by Ranking Arizona. This represents the 10th consecutive year that they have won this prestigious award.

Ranking Arizona allows people to submit nominations and votes for the best businesses in Arizona. Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center has been named #1 Eye Center in Arizona since 2013.

Dr. Scott A. Perkins, a leading physician at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and throughout the country, says, “We are incredibly grateful to be recognized each of the last ten years by our patients across Arizona. Our staff separates Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Care from others in the industry through our experience, expertise, and compassion.”

The team at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center has been focused on offering best-in-class service to their patients through leading-edge technology, experienced providers, and a genuine desire to help people see the world better for more than 35 years.

“We are honored that the people we serve each day recognize our amazing team for their tireless work,” said Shane Armstrong, Interim CEO of American Vision Partners.

To schedule an appointment, please call 602-955-1000. Additional information can also be found online at http://www.GoodEyes.com

About Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center
The doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally renowned specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. For more information, please visit http://www.GoodEyes.com.

Dr. Deepti Saini Earns ‘Top Doc’ Title for Ophthalmology

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (March 18, 2022) – Dr. Deepti Saini, MD, of American Vision Partners affiliates, Southwestern Eye Center and Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center earned the honor of ‘Top Doc’ in Ophthalmology by Phoenix Magazine for the third year in a row.

Dr. Deepti Saini is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery. Saini also received the Top Doc honor in 2020 and 2021.

As a cataract surgeon at Southwestern Eye Center and Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Dr. Saini is compassionate and helps each patient understand their diagnosis and treatment options to provide the highest standard of care possible.

“It is such an honor to be selected by my peers for ‘Top Doc’ in Ophthalmology for the third year in a row. I am privileged that our local community of doctors entrust me with their patients and family members to perform cataract surgery and restore sight,” said Saini.

Dr. Saini provides high-quality eye care and performs cataract surgeries for patients throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale.

About Southwestern Eye Center
Southwestern Eye Center was established in 1982 in Mesa, Arizona, by Dr. Lothaire Bluth. Over the last 40 years, the practice has grown and continues to offer world-class technology and patient-first values across Arizona and New Mexico. The experienced team of doctors at Southwestern Eye Center are specialized in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataracts, retinal disease, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. Together, the caring team of physicians and staff make sure that their focus is always on providing the highest-quality eye care for their patients and convenient service for their communities. For more information, please visit http://www.SWeye.com.

About Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center
The doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally renowned specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. For more information, please visit http://www.GoodEyes.com.

Dr. Scott Perkins Earns ‘Top Doc’ Title for Ophthalmology

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (March 16, 2022) –Dr. Scott Perkins, MD, of American Vision Partners affiliate, Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center earned the honor of ‘Top Doc’ in Ophthalmology by Phoenix Magazine.

Scott Perkins is one of the most experienced eye surgeons in the country. He has performed more than 100,000 cataract surgeries, more than 15,000 LASIK procedures and is one of the top three surgeons in volume in the US for ICL surgery. Additionally, he is the first user of the Toric ICL and the PanOptix Trifocal IOL in the Southwestern US.

“I am honored to be recognized by my peers for this award. But the greatest honor is to make my patients happy with their results,” said Dr. Perkins.

He is a board-certified ophthalmologist, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and a founding member of the American European Congress of Ophthalmic surgeons. Throughout his career, he has conducted clinical research in several areas of ophthalmology including intraocular lens technology, the ICL and intraocular medications. He also serves on the Board of directors for Arizona Visionaries, a nonprofit organization that provides cataract surgery in third world countries and enjoys volunteering his time and skills for the benefit of less fortunate people.

His honors include his being recognized by America’s Top Ophthalmologists since 2010. However, he says his greatest honor is the trust his colleagues place in him by performing eye surgery on hundreds of eye doctors, their parents, and children.

About Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center
The doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally renowned specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. For more information, please visit http://www.GoodEyes.com.

Now Offering the Susvimo Implant, a New Solution for Wet AMD New treatment available at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Jordan M Graff, MD, FACS

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (January 12, 2022) – Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, an American Vision Partners affiliate, has become the first multi-specialty practice in Arizona to provide a new solution for patients with Wet Macular Degeneration with the recent FDA approval of Genentech’s Susvimo implant.

Susvimo is the first and only treatment for Wet AMD that allows patients to receive treatment through as few as two treatments a year following four initial doses, where they typically may have needed as many as one injection in the eye every month. This technology works by continuously delivering a customized formulation of ranibizumab into the eye through a refillable implant. Not all patients will be eligible for this product, and for those that are, they should discuss the risk and benefits of the surgery and other possible complications with their retinal specialist.

The FDA approval of Susvimo was based on the positive results from the Phase III Archway clinical trial. The study evaluated 415 people living with wet AMD who had previously responded to prior treatment with anti-VEGF therapy (1).

Dr. Jordan Graff is a board-certified ophthalmologist at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center who specializes in retina and vitreous surgery and treatments. On December 9, 2021, he became the first surgeon in Arizona and the third surgeon in the world to utilize the Susvimo implant.

“It was such an honor to be the first surgeon to perform this landmark case. I’m very thankful for my amazing team in surgery and research team and to my practice for their support of this endeavor,” said Dr. Jordan Graff.

“As a surgeon and clinical research scientist, it is so gratifying to participate in clinical trials and then to see that treatment option become available for my patients in need of sight-saving care,” says Dr. Jordan Graff.

For more information about Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and our expertise in retinal care and Susvimo procedures, visit http://www.GoodEyes.com.

Visit https://www.gene.com/media/news-features/fda-approves-genentech-s-new-treatment-for-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-amd to find out more about Susvimo from Genetech.

About Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center
The doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center are recognized leaders in providing state-of-the-art medical and surgical eye care in Arizona for more than 35 years. Doctors at Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center use the most advanced technologies and techniques to treat patients at all stages of life. Comprehensive eye health services are provided by nationally renowned specialists in multiple fields of ophthalmology, including cataract surgery, vision correction, cornea, retina, glaucoma, and oculoplastics. Patients can expect compassionate and convenient care from the doctors of any of the Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center clinics. For more information, please visit http://www.GoodEyes.com.

(1) FDA Approves Genentech’s Susvimo, a First-of-Its-Kind Therapeutic Approach for Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), 2021

Southwestern Eye Center Opens New McDowell Road Location in Mesa

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (December 15, 2021) – Southwestern Eye Center, an affiliate of American Vision Partners, announced the grand opening of their new state-of-the-art eye care clinic in Mesa, Arizona. The clinic is located at 6705 E. McDowell Rd., Mesa, AZ 85215.

Dr. Leland Sherlock is the anchor OD at the new clinic and spent 25 years at Southwestern Eye Center’s Falcon Field clinic in Mesa. He sees the growth as an opportunity to provide more care to the community, adding “We’re very excited to continue Southwestern Eye Center’s long history of compassionate eye care in Mesa. With this clinic, we will be bringing more vision care services to the Mesa community than available previously, including advanced technology for cataract surgery.”

The doctors at Southwestern Eye Center have been providing comprehensive ophthalmology care in Arizona for more than 35 years. In fact, the very first Southwestern Eye Center was located at Mesa’s Falcon Field. Specialties include eye care related to the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, cornea, low vision, and others.

“We are proud to be adding another location in the fast-growing Mesa community. They will enjoy convenient appointment times with our caring team, including some of the nation’s leading surgeons”, said Sharon Benson COO of American Vision Partners.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 480-985-7400. Additional information can also be found online at SWeye.com

Moretsky Cassidy Vision Correction to Join American Vision Partners

PHOENIX, ARIZ. (July 28, 2021) – American Vision Partners (AVP), one of the largest and fastest-growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, announced a partnership with Moretsky Cassidy Vision Correction in Phoenix, Glendale, and Mesa, Arizona. The affiliation of the two practices will improve the quality of care for patients in the Metropolitan Phoenix area by bringing additional world-class doctors, more comprehensive vision care services and additional locations to the community.

As part of the American Vision Partners family, Dr. Sanford L. Moretsky, Dr. Craig R. Cassidy, and their team will continue to provide exceptional care, but will now be able to do so with the added support and services of American Vision Partners and their affiliates. “We’ve been here in Arizona for more than 35 years caring for our beloved patients.  I’m looking forward to continuing that legacy with the added support that American Vision Partners will provide”, Dr. Moretsky said.

At Moretsky Cassidy Vision Correction, patients are pre-screened and operated on by the Doctors represented in the organization’s name. Both doctors specialize in LASIK, laser cataract surgery, and implantable contact lenses.  Also, they are honored that their practice has been represented 10 times in “Top Doctors” Phoenix Magazine.

“The entire group at American Vision Partners is looking forward to working with Dr. Moretsky, Dr. Cassidy, and their team.  They have an outstanding reputation and patient-focused values that align with AVP’s level of excellence.  More importantly, the patients across the valley here in Metropolitan Phoenix will benefit from the added resources that this partnership brings.” said Randy Dobbs, CEO of American Vision Partners.

The partnership with Moretsky Cassidy Vision Correction represents the thirteenth transaction implemented by American Vision Partners.  To learn more about a partnership with American Vision Partners, please visit www.AmericanVisionPartners.com, or contact Jimbo Cross at Jimbo.Cross@AmericanVisionPartners.com.

Dr. Derek Kunimoto Earns ‘Top Doc’ Title for Vitreoretinal Surgery

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 14, 2021) – Dr. Derek Kunimoto, MD, of American Vision Partners affiliates, Retinal Consultants of Arizona earned the honor of ‘Top Doc’ in Vitreoretinal Surgery by Phoenix Magazine.

Dr. Kunimoto joined Retinal Consultants of Arizona in 2006 and is currently Managing Partner, Retinal Consultants of Arizona; Retinal Research Institute; Assistant Clinical Professor, USC Eye Institute, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California; Director of Trauma and Inpatient Services for Ophthalmology, Banner Eye Institute, Banner University Medical Center, University of Arizona.

He is passionate about delivering the best eye care available, and his patients’ vision is of utmost importance to him. He strives to make every patient comfortable, and well informed about his or her eye conditions.

“I’ve never been one to rest on past laurels, and I view every day as one that I have to put my head down, work hard and bring my A-game in the care of my patients,” said Kunimoto in an interview with Phoenix Magazine.

Dr. Kunimoto and his colleagues provide retinal care to patients throughout Arizona, including rural communities with less access to this highly specialized care.

Dr. Deepti Saini Earns ‘Top Doc’ Title for Ophthalmology

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (July 14, 2021) – Dr. Deepti Saini, MD, of American Vision Partners affiliates, Southwestern Eye Center and Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center earned the honor of ‘Top Doc’ in Ophthalmology by Phoenix Magazine.

Dr. Deepti Saini is a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in cataract surgery. Saini also received the Top Doc honor in 2020.

As a cataract surgeon at Southwestern Eye Center and Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Dr. Saini is compassionate and helps each patient understand their diagnosis and treatment options to provide the highest standard of care possible.

“Ophthalmology is one of the few unique specialties in medicine that is both clinical and surgical, and it was what drew me to this field. In my practice, I manage all medical problems of the eye, but my surgical skills are focused on cataract surgery,” said Saini in an interview with Phoenix Magazine.

Dr. Saini provides high-quality eye care and performs cataract surgeries for patients throughout Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Aiello Eye Institute to Join American Vision Partners

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (May 4, 2021) – American Vision Partners (AVP), one of the largest and fastest-growing eye care practice management organizations in the nation, announced a partnership with Aiello Eye Institute in Yuma, Arizona.  The partnership will further enhance the quality of care for patients and bring more comprehensive vision care services to the people of Yuma.

As part of the American Vision Partners family, Dr. Patrick Aiello and his team will continue to provide exceptional care, but will now be able to do so with the added support and services of American Vision Partners and their affiliates. “Our patients mean everything to us.  I’m confident that they will be very pleased with the added benefits and support that American Vision Partners will bring”, Dr. Aiello said.

Aiello Eye Institute combines innovative treatment with individualized care. They are dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive medical and surgical eye care using proven state-of-the-art technology. The Aiello Eye Institute team offers complete care for conditions such as Cataracts, Corneal and Retinal Disease, Dry Eye and Glaucoma. They also provide convenient services for those looking for optometric care and eye exams.

“American Vision Partners is very excited to work with the doctors and team at Aiello Eye Institute. They are highly respected in Yuma for their quality of care and uncompromising standards and we look forward to partnering with them to provide even more benefits for the community,” said Randy Dobbs, CEO of American Vision Partners.

The transaction with Aiello Eye Institute represents the 12th partnership implemented by American Vision Partners.  To learn more about a partnership with American Vision Partners, please visit www.AmericanVisionPartners.com, or contact Jimbo Cross at Jimbo.Cross@AmericanVisionPartners.com.

 

About Aiello Eye Institute

Aiello Eye Institute maintains high standards for excellence in order to provide you with quality eye care services. They offer patients the unique opportunity to be treated in a collaborative environment by experienced doctors who have their best interests in mind. Their dedicated team of professionals treats every patient as a valued member of the family, offering each individual the confidentiality, respect and consideration they deserve. They also believe in the value of patient education and offer open, informed discussions with patients and their families regarding their eye health.

With two offices in Yuma, Aiello Eye Institute makes it easy to care for your eyes. Their state-of-the-art offices and surgical facility are outfitted with the latest technology to comfortably administer routine eye exams and treat more complex vision concerns.