MEET OUR DOCTORSEl Paso’s leader in surgical vision correction.

Our purpose is to provide you with the safest and most current technology and treatments available.

We are the only practice in El Paso to perform all the major FDA approved surgeries to improve vision including the Visian ICL, Kamra Inlay, Intacs, PRK and blade free all-laser iLASIK. We use the latest technique in small incision cataract surgery combined with topical anesthesia.

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DR. MICHAEL FOOTE – COMPREHENSIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY AND REFRACTIVE

MICHAEL W. FOOTE, M.D Diplomat American / Board of Ophthalmology

Dr. Michael Foote is a board-certified ophthalmologist having completed his ophthalmology residency in 2002 at the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, KS. He completed both his medical school training and internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, graduating in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He is trained in comprehensive ophthalmology providing services in laser refractive surgery, cataract surgery, cornea surgery, trauma and plastic surgery of the eyelid. His main area of focus is refractive and cataract surgery.

Dr. Foote was the first ophthalmologist in El Paso to perform femtosecond laser cataract surgery, Kamra Inlay surgery, Raindrop Inlay surgery, all-laser Lasik using the IFS femtosecond laser and corneal cross-linking surgery.

Founding Sun Eye Care, PA and Sun Laser Vision Centers in 2005, Dr. Foote is a third generation physician with his father, grandfather and sister all being physicians. Originally from El Paso, Dr. Foote returned in 2002 to begin his practice in opthalmology. He has been actively involved in medical mission trips to Guatemala and Mexico. His interests outside of medicine include swimming, golf, snow and water skiing, tennis and triathlons.

DR. SHARON BARENTINE – THERAPEUTIC OPTOMETRIST

Dr. Sharon Barentine is a therapeutic optometrist having finished her sequence of national optometry boards in 1996. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Central Florida graduating with honors. She then went on to attend the University of Houston College of Optometry under a full scholarship from the United States Air Force. After graduating from optometry school, Dr. Barentine worked in the Air Force, retiring in 2011 at the rank of Lt. Colonel. Her time in the military saw her stationed in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, and Hawaii. She has been licensed and boarded in each of those states. Upon retiring from the Air Force, she worked at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and developed an interest in treating the ocular effects of traumatic brain injury, visual systems evaluation, and ocular therapeutics. She was also an associate and principal investigator in the CITI Human Research program in 2014. Dr. Barentine joined Sun Eye Care, PA in 2018. She continues to practice therapeutic optometry, enjoys managing and correcting patients with diplopia and performs full eye exams on adults.

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Know Your Options

CHOOSING A SURGEON

Feel comfortable with your physician.

Choosing to have laser vision correction is a very personal decision. It’s essential that you trust your surgeon to treat you and your eyes well. You should have the opportunity to meet your doctor before you have surgery. Make sure that you feel comfortable with your doctor and with the answers he or she gives to your questions. Do not rush your decision. Laser vision correction is an elective procedure, and you shouldn’t feel pressured to have surgery or to have the procedure with a surgeon that you don’t know or trust.

Is your physician providing all of your care?

It’s important to know if your doctor is going to be doing your pre- and postoperative care. Is your surgeon located locally and will you be able to see him or her urgently if you think you’re experiencing a problem?

EXPERIENCE

As with many things in life it is important that your surgeon have good training and experience in performing laser vision correction. Did your surgeon have residency or fellowship training in performing the procedure? How many years has your surgeon been performing laser vision correction? Is your surgeon keeping up with the changes as the technology evolves?

TECHNOLOGY

What technology is your surgeon using?

Become familiar with some of the technology that is used in laser vision correction. Make sure that your surgeon uses an FDA approved laser (or a laser with an FDA exemption) for the LASIK procedure. Your physician should be using wavefront technology in your treatment or at the very least in the assessment of your eyes.

PRICING

Do not base your decision on price alone. Deals that sound too good to be true may have hidden fees or uncovered services. Low cost providers often depend on high patient volumes to make a profit. You want to ensure that your surgeon takes the time to carefully plan your treatment and to follow you as your eyes heal.

No physician can guarantee the outcome of any surgery. Although laser vision correction surgery is very reliable no one can honestly promise you that your surgery will be problem free.