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Dr. Anthony Vanrachack

Dr. Anthony Vanrachack

Specializing in perioperative management

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Dr. Anthony Vanrachack specializes in perioperative management at Parkhurst NuVision. Throughout his career, he has passionately contributed to the training of hundreds of eye doctors, educating them on collaborative care and management of refractive surgery and ocular disease. He is an Assistant Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry. He is also a faculty member of the Refractive Surgery Alliance Society Grand Rounds Collaborative Care Series.

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Open Letter to My Patients

Getting LASIK is a big deal, right up there with other life milestones such as graduating, getting married, or having kids. As it should be! Every person who walks through our doors is expecting to get the utmost care because we strive to deliver the best experience at all times and desire to make the journey to obtain vision correction more than just pleasant, but a memorable one. It is so moving to hear the various stories of the lives who have been changed forever, after overcoming their fears, allowing them to find out what independence from corrective eyewear really looks like, many after spending countless hours of researching for the ”best place.” So many have conveyed how they’ve lived their whole life sitting on the shallow end of the pool, asking those around them not to splash their face, because they are worried about losing a contact lens or their glasses. Fortunately, with the many advancements in technology, it is possible now more than ever to provide vision correction options to those who have been told they were not a candidate in the past. It brings me great happiness to hear when our patients are finally able to pursue the career of their dreams, or walk down the aisle and marry the person of their dreams, or submerge their head under water and conquer the deep end after having their life-changing vision correction procedure. What a joy it is to have this opportunity to impact lives everyday with the precious gift of sight! What an amazing feeling to be a part of a world-class team helping everyday people see every day!

With warm regards,

Dr. Anthony Vanrachack

Education & Experience

Dr. Vanrachack graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry.

He completed his optometric training at Brooke Army Medical Center’s Troop Medical Clinic at Fort Sam Houston, as well as Alpha Eyecare Associates with clinical rotations at Eye Center of Texas in Houston, Texas.

Professional Affiliations

  • Refractive Surgery Alliance Society
  • Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society
  • Texas Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • American Academy of Optometry
  • Fellowship of Christian Optometrists
  • International Keratoconus Academy
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"Before coming to Parkhurst Nuvsision I hated keeping up with glasses and contact lenses. After sometime debating on LASIK I came to Parkhurst NuVision and was taken back on how friendly and professional the staff is. I am completely happy with the procedure done and I want to shout out Dr. Vanrachack. He is so amazing I recommend him to anyone who reads this. If I could rate 6 stars I would."

Eric

"My wife, Kathy, had bilateral cataract removal surgery in Sept. 2020. This went very well, but had some setbacks with YAGS behind the lens implants. Dr. Vanrachack (AKA Dr. V) kept her on track. We kept moving forward and got that taken care of. All along the way everyone was so positive and encouraging. One last problem, astigmatism in both eyes. Dr. V. still stayed positive and we did LASIK surgery. They were amazing!! We just left the office with perfect vision!! Thank you Dr.V and everyone at Parkhurst Vision! You are all special and very kind people."

H.R.

"Destini Dickey took all the necessary measurements & setup everything for my favorite Dr. Anthony Vanrachack! He is so thorough & explains everything...so professional! Very smart & gained my trust immediately just like Dr. Parkhurst did 5 yrs ago! I would not hesitate to recommend this dynamic group of professionals!"

Frances

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Honors & Distinctions

  • ​​Assistant Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry, teaching fourth-year optometry students how to manage ocular disease and peri-operative care.
  • Faculty, Refractive Surgery Alliance Grand Rounds Collaborative Care Series
  • Author of multiple peer-reviewed studies
  • Sub-Investigator for multiple clinical trials
  • Former President and a lifetime member of Gold Key International Optometric Honor Society, with a commitment to leadership and community service.
  • Former Teaching Assistant at the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry, helping first and second-year optometry students develop their pre-clinical skills.
  • Earned various scholarships and awards, including Rosenberg School of Optometry Leadership Award, Parkhurst NuVision Excellence in Patient Care Award, Texas State Optical Scholarship, Pre-Clinical Award, and Maria Nannini Memorial Scholarship.
  • Obtained Student Fellowship in the American Academy of Optometry.
  • Former Class President and Clinic Representative in the Student Government Association.
  • Former Student Ambassador involved in recruiting prospective optometry students and numerous community service projects.
  • Held many roles in the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists, including Bible Study Leader, Community Service Coordinator, and Vice President.
  • International Keratoconus Academy

Research & Academics

  • A Prospective, Multicenter, Non-Randomized Clinical Trial Designed to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the ELIOS System to Reduce Intraocular Pressure in Patients with Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Undergoing Cataract Surgery (2022-Present)
  • A Prospective Observational Clinical Trial Assessing Clinical Safety and Efficacy in Patients who Receive a Vivity Intraocular Lens in Eyes with Previous Hyperopic LASIK/PRK. (2022-Present)
  • A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Active-Controlled Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the enVista® One-Piece Hydrophobic Acrylic Trifocal Intraocular Lens in Subjects Undergoing Cataract Extraction. (2021-Present)
  • Clinical Evaluation of the Vision Performance of Tecnis Eyhance™ Intraocular Lenses with Tecnis Simplicity™ as Compared to Tecnis® 1-Piece Intraocular Lenses. (2021-Present)
  • A Phase 2b/3, Randomized, Double-Masked, Vehicle-Controlled Study Evaluating the Safety and Efficacy of Two Concentrations (0.4% and 1%) of ALY688 Ophthalmic Solution in Subjects with Dry Eye Disease (OASIS-1). (2021-Present)
  • A Prospective Multicenter Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the MEL90 Excimer Laser Using LASIK (Laser in Situ Keratomileusis) for the Correction of Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Mixed Astigmatism. (2021-Present)
  • A Randomized, Placebo- Controlled, Double-Masked, Multicenter, Dosing-Range Study to Evaluate the Safety, and Efficacy of UNR844 in Subjects with Presbyopia. (2021-Present)
  • Prospective, Randomized, Masked, Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the TearCare System in the Treatment of the Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease (SAHARA). (2021-Present)
  • Post-Approval Study of the Panoptix Trifocal Lens in Patients Who Have had Post-Refractive Myopic Laser Vision Correction Surgery. (2021-Present)
  • A Randomized, Double-Masked, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of ECF843 vs Vehicle in Subjects with Dry Eye Disease. (2021-2021)
  • Effect of Cequa in Subjects With Dry Eye Disease That is Currently Inadequately Controlled While on Cyclosporine 0.05% Ophthalmic Emulsion. (2020-Present)
  • A Multicenter Clinical Evaluation of the EVO/EVO+ Visian Implantable Collamer Lens. (2020-Present)
  • Randomized, Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the TearCare System in the Treatment of the Signs and Symptoms of Dry Eye Disease. (2019-2020)
  • Prospective, Controlled, Randomized Bilateral and Non-Randomized Unilateral, Multicenter Clinical Investigation of the SC9 Extended Depth of Focus Intraocular Lens compared with Control (Bausch & Lomb Monofocal LI61SE Intraocular Lens). (2019-Present)
  • Post-Approval Study to Evaluate the Rates of Bothersome Visual Symptoms in a Larger Population in Clinical Practice for the Tecnis Symfony Toric IOLs with Approximately 2.0 D or More of Cylinder Correction at the Corneal Plane Compared with Approximately 1.0 D of Cylinder Correction at the Corneal Plane and to Ensure the Continued Safety of the Approved Devices. (2019-2021)
  • Prospective, Controlled, Clinical Evaluation of a Small Aperture Extended Depth of Focus Intraocular Lens. (2019-2020)
  • Prospective, Multicenter, Double-Masked, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled, Parallel-Group Phase 3 Study Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety, and Tolerability of Presbysol (AGN-190584) Administered Bilaterally, Once-Daily, for 30 Days in Participants with Presbyopia. (2019-2020)
  • Prospective, Randomized Phase 3 Study Comparing Two Models of a Travoprost Intraocular Implant to Timolol Maleate Ophthalmic Solution, USP, 0.5%. (2018-Present)
  • Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Parallel Groups, Multicenter Clinical Investigation of the Glaukos Trabecular Micro-Bypass System Model G2-W versus Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty. (2018)
  • Prospective, Randomized, Single-Masked, Controlled, Parallel Groups, Multicenter Clinical Investigation of the Glaukos Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent Model GTS400 using the G2-M-IS Injector System in Conjunction with Cataract Surgery. (2016-2018)
  • Prospective, Randomized, Controlled, Parallel Groups, Multicenter Clinical Investigation of the Glaukos Trabecular Micro-Bypass System Model G2-W versus Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty. (2016-2018)
  • VSCO-109-HLN5 aka THOR Study. FDA Clinical Trial comparing Healon5 OVD. Certified Konan Specular microscopy. (2016-2017)

Presentations & Publications

Presentations

  • “GrandRounds: Interesting Cases and Helpful Diagnostic Tools”
    Texas Optometric Association (Austin, TX)
  • “The Optometrist Role in Managing the Ocular Surface and Vision Correction”
    Refractive Surgery Alliance (San Antonio, TX)
  • “Visiting the Past, Present, and Future in Refractive Surgery”
    Parkhurst NuVision (San Antonio, TX)
  • “Happy Hyperope”
    Parkhurst NuVision (San Antonio, TX)
  • “Case Studies in Refractive Surgery with Dr. V”
    University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (San Antonio, TX)
  • “Refractive Surgery Options for Presbyopic Patients”
    Parkhurst NuVision (San Antonio, TX)
  • “Future of Optometry”
    Texas Optometric Association (Austin, TX)
  • “Eye Love Optometry”
    University of the Incarnate Word Rosenberg School of Optometry (San Antonio, TX)
  • “Refractive Surgery Myths (and Truths!)”
    Refractive Surgery Alliance (San Antonio, TX)
  • “ICLs: Clinical Pearls to Ensure Successful Outcomes”
    STAAR Surgical Website

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