Doctor Bernitsky is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist who specializes in surgical vision correction. Dr. Bernitsky has been active in the field of vision correction since 1985 and has performed thousands of LASIK procedures, and thousands of lens surgeries.
Dr. Bernitsky is a native New Mexican, and attended the University of New Mexico as an undergraduate, received his Medical Degree from the University of Oklahoma, and completed his Ophthalmology training at the Dean-McGee Eye Institute. He continued his education at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute where he completed a Fellowship in diseases and surgery of the Cornea. He served on the faculty of Johns Hopkins before returning to New Mexico in 1988. He has provided quality care to New Mexicans ever since.
Dr. Bernitsky’s interest in vision correction alternatives began during his residency where he was involved in the early PERK studies of RK. He was an investigator in the U.S. FDA trials of the Nidek excimer laser, one of the first LASIK lasers approved in the US, and has remained a leader in the field of vision correction. He has many firsts to his name. He was the first New Mexico physician to offer his patients the improved accuracy of a tracking laser (1999), the first to offer his patients the improved precision of a flying spot laser (2003) and the first to offer New Mexicans the leap in safety provided by the first blade-free LASIK – Intralase (2003). He has continued his commitment to excellence in vision correction by becoming the first New Mexico surgeon certified to offer the only reversible vision correction procedure – the Staar Visian ICL, and was chosen in 2006 as a Staar Visian Center of Excellence – the only one in New Mexico. Most recently Dr. B has become the first and only New Mexico LASIK doctor to offer the most advanced blade-free technology available – the Ziemer Femto-LDV – also known as Da Vinci Z-LASIK. This amazing advancement in blade-free technology decreases treatment time, improves accuracy, speeds visual recovery, and minimizes side-effects. The addition of Z-LASIK is in keeping with Dr. Bernitsky’s commitment to offer his patients the safest, most advanced vision correction options available.
Doctor Bernitsky has chosen the motto OUR FOCUS IS YOU for a reason. He is committed to the philosophy that our patient is our first priority, a philosophy that is carried out in everything we do, from the way patients are greeted in the office, to the financial commitment we make to provide our patients the very best technology available.