At Bernitsky Vision, clinical research is a unique aspect of medicine that we are passionate about. Many breakthroughs in medicine and treatments in the last half- century would never have come to pass if it were not due to research. Drs. Bernitsky and Lavoie join the work of like-minded colleagues in an effort to advance the practice of ophthalmology and care for our patients, on a local level with global reach.

As with all scientific endeavors, the clinical research process is highly structured with study plans called protocols. These study plans detail exactly what researchers will do in each and every study and are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration, National Institute of Health and smaller Independent Review Boards. The studies are well controlled to help protect the privacy and safety of study participants.

Ophthalmic companies invite us to participate in clinical trials in order to gain FDA approval. Your participation is appreciated and our studies are open to the public.

We are currently enrolling in the following studies:

  • Dry Eye
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive Lens Exchange

Please contact Dr. Romie Lavoie at (505) 323-0800 or romielavoie@aol.com if you are interested in our research program.