Facts About Shepherd Eye Center:

  • In 1974, Shepherd Eye Center was the first in Nevada to use an intraocular lens (IOL) implant during cataract surgery.
  • First in Nevada to perform phaecoemulsification cataract surgery.
  • Shepherd Eye Center was the first practice in Nevada to perform sutureless cataract surgery.
  • Shepherd Eye Center was the first practice in Nevada to offer “no shot, no stitch, no patch”, clear cornea cataract surgery.
  • Shepherd Eye Center was the first Medicare-certified Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) in Nevada to be devoted solely to eye surgery.
  • The Shepherd Eye Surgicenter is the only AAAHC accredited outpatient surgery center in the State of Nevada. This is the highest standard of certification available.
  • Shepherd Eye Center performs more cataract surgeries than any other practice in the State of Nevada.
  • First practice in Nevada to use the toric intraocular lens (IOL) to correct astigmatism during cataract surgery.
  • Shepherd Eye Center had the first FDA approved Excimer laser in the state of Nevada and the first to perform laser vision correction.
  • In 1997, Shepherd Eye Center built the first freestanding laser vision correction center, Focal Point Laser Center, in Las Vegas.
  • Dr. John Shepherd of Shepherd Eye Center was the first American to use the Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) to correct nearsightedness.
  • Shepherd Eye Center was the first practice in Nevada to perform Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK) refractive surgery.
  • Dr. John Shepherd is the only practicing physician (now emeritus) in Nevada to be listed in “The Best Doctors in America.”
  • First ophthalmology office with completely computerized patient medical records in Nevada.
  • You will actually see a SEC surgeon prior to your surgery and during your last post-operative visit.
  • SEC was one of only four original investigational sites for the NIDEK EC-5000 Laser.
  • Dr. Shepherd was one of the first four original investigators for the STAAR Implantable Contact Lens, which corrects nearsightedness and farsightedness without laser treatment.
  • SEC has certified, knowledgeable technicians to guide you through your decision to have Laser Vision Correction Surgery.
  • SEC has a dedicated surgical staff that has assisted in thousands of LASIK procedures.
  • The SEC surgeons have proctored (certified) many Las Vegas surgeons with their very first LASIK cases.
  • In January 1996, the SEC surgeons were the first to perform laser vision correction in the Las Vegas Valley.
  • There is a SEC surgeon on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your total eye care needs.
  • The SEC surgeons have experience with microkeratomes (flap makers) since the early 1990s, when they were the first doctors in Las Vegas to perform Automated Lamellar Keratoplasty (ALK).