“During rotations as a medical student, I witnessed a cataract surgery that changed the life of a veteran for the better,” said Dr. Vic Khemsara, ophthalmologist at Summit Eye Care, PA. “At that point, I knew I wanted to pursue a career in this field and help change people’s lives in the same way.” Today, Dr. Khemsara and his staff at Summit Eye Care impact lives every day, upholding the highest level of patient care by treating patients in the manner they would like themselves and their family members to be treated. Born and raised in Texas, Dr. Khemsara completed his medical training in his home state and did his glaucoma fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. He has been in private practice since 2002, moving to Winston-Salem in 2008 with his wife and children to enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere of the city. Dr. Khemsara’s practice on Hawthorne Road has been in existence for over six years with a simple goal: providing the best patient care with the latest technology.
Working closely alongside Dr. Khemsara is Dr. Truc Ly Tran, an optometrist who grew up and studied in Chicago. After attending optometry school in Memphis, she completed an ocular disease residency at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Tran joined the practice one year ago in order to expand the services the office provides. Her inspiration comes from seeing adults and children gain a new awareness of the world for the first time through new glasses or contact lenses. “My job is so gratifying,” she said. “Sight plays a huge role in our lives and, to me, helping someone obtain such a gift is priceless.” Dr. Tran sees most of the adolescent patients and does most of the contact lens exams and fittings. Working with children is especially fun for her because contact lenses can play a significant role in a child’s life. “It really increases their confidence,” Dr. Tran said.
In speaking with Drs. Khemsara and Tran, it is clear that their desire to help people forms the foundation of their work at Summit Eye Care. In order to reach this goal, the doctors and other staff members at the practice place a strong emphasis on staying on top of trends in the field and using the latest technology. Their advanced equipment helps them better manage eye diseases, determine the type of surgery that is right for their patients, and prepare patients for surgery. Summit Eye Care offers some of the most innovative procedures available, including laser cataract surgery, the most up-to-date methods for diagnosing and treatment of glaucoma, and cosmetic and medical Botox injections.
When it comes to the field of optometry, advancements in technology mean improved eye health. “There are always new developments in the field, and we try to stay on top of that” said Dr. Tran. “For instance, daily contacts are the new trend. They are more sanitary, comfortable, and convenient.” The staff at Summit Eye Care stays up-to-date on information like this, and offers a wide range of contact lenses and glasses for their patients. Their unique selection includes new eyeglass lenses that deflect harmful blue-violet light which is emitted from many modern devices and is a risk factor for the onset of age-related macular degeneration. From general eye exams to specialized and highly technical surgeries, Drs. Khemsara and Tran’s motivation remains the same. At Summit Eye Care, a desire to improve lives keeps the staff rooted to their original motivation to pursue their work, and a dedication to innovation in technology keeps them moving forward to provide the highest quality level of service possible.
Summit Eye Care’s vision care services include: aged-related macular degeneration (ARMD), astigmatism, cataracts, comprehensive eye exams, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, glaucoma, IOL (intraocular lens), myopia, and presbyopia. For more information, call 336-765-0960 or contact us online today!