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Board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, J. Avery Rush M.D. has been the Amarillo area’s leading refractive/LASIK surgeon for the past 20 years. He is recognized by the American Board of Eye Surgery in the subspecialty of refractive surgery and has the experience of over 20,000 refractive/LASIK procedures. Rush Eye Associates is also proud to be among the only practices in the United States to offer patients the added assurance and confidence of having two eye surgeons involved in every LASIK procedure. Eye surgeons J. Avery Rush, M.D. and Sloan Rush, M.D. are intricately involved in every LASIK procedure performed at Rush Eye Associates to insure the best possible outcome and maximum patient comfort and safety.

J. Avery Rush, M.D. is among the premiere refractive surgeons in Texas. With a tradition of eye care excellence that spans more than 20 years, Dr. Rush has been a pioneer in the field of vision correction. He was  the first surgeon in the Panhandle to offer patients the benefits of LASIK, which today has become the safest, most popular vision correction procedure ever developed.

Now, Dr. Rush’s son, Dr. Sloan Rush, has joined to team to lead the way for refractive surgery and cataract surgical breakthroughs. Dr. Rush also co-founded the state-of-the-art Laser Center for Vision, the first free-standing privately owned laser vision correction center in the state. During the past decade, Dr. Rush has helped set the standard in LASIK and allowed thousands of men and women enjoy clearer, more natural vision.

Board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and an active member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons, Dr. Rush belongs to an exclusive inner circle of surgeons in Texas who are qualified and experienced in all the most current refractive procedures.

He is Texas’ first and only award-winning Centurion LASIK surgeon recognized for superior LASIK results and is certified by the American Board of Eye Surgery in the subspecialty of refractive surgery.

Dr. Sloan W. Rush (“Dr. Sloan”) was born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Amarillo since early childhood. Dr. Sloan graduated valedictorian at Tascosa High School and attended college at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics and was a collegiate tennis player. The stay continued in San Antonio for four more years of medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio. Dr. Sloan then returned back to the Texas Panhandle for one year of internship in Internal Medicine with Texas Tech – Amarillo at both Northwest Texas Hospital and the Thomas E. Creek Veterans Hospital. Dr. Sloan then began ophthalmology residency with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and served as chief resident during his final year of residency. Finally, before returning back home, Dr. Sloan completed a Fellowship to further refine his training in the areas of Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery at the prestigious Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon where he trained under world renowned corneal specialists and researched new cutting edge “femtosecond” laser technology and its applications to corneal transplantation. Dr. Sloan’s research has been published in prominent ophthalmologic scientific journals.

Dr. Sloan is committed to providing the highest level of patient care with compassion and integrity. He feels extremely blessed to be able to bring the latest and the newest cutting edge technology in the areas of Cornea and Refractive Surgery back home to Amarillo and to Panhandle Eye Group. Since returning to Amarillo in the summer of 2010, Dr. Sloan has been the leader and the first person in the area to perform the latest and most advanced corneal surgical techniques and procedures including: Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK, a type of partial thickness corneal transplant), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK, a type of partial thickness corneal transplant), “femtosecond” laser LASIK (“blade-less” LASIK), keratolimbal allografting (KLAL, a corneal stem cell transplant), keratoprosthesis (K-Pro or “prosthetic” cornea), corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and liquid nitrogen cryotherapy on the ocular surface. Dr. Sloan is dedicated to continue to bring in the most advanced technology to better care for patients right here in the Texas Panhandle.

Dr. Sloan has committed his life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and views this as the most significant event in his life. He has been passionate about serving the Lord on medical mission trips. He has traveled multiple times to Mexico and Central America to serve and glorify God in this capacity and, God-willing, plans to continue to do so in the future. Dr. Sloan enjoys tennis, basketball, snow skiing, the outdoors, hiking, reading and spending time with his family. He is blessed with a lovely wife, Jennifer, and two magnificent children, Emmie and True.

Sloan W. Rush, M.D., specializes in cornea, cataract, lens implant surgery and LASIK.

State-of-the-Art Technology

State-of-the-Art Technology

J. Avery Rush, M.D. and Sloan Rush, M.D. have once again set the standard in laser vision correction with the Panhandle’s first WaveLight FS200 Femtosecond Laser and the first WaveLight Excimer laser system for Custom LASIK. Approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), our Allegretto Wave system offers patients improved safety, enhanced precision and unsurpassed results.

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LASIK is for those who want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts, are at least 18 years of age, have had a stable eye prescription for at least one year, have no health issues affecting their eyes and have no signs of glaucoma or cataracts. If you are interested in learning more, please fill out the form above and find out how to see the change through your own eyes.