Dr. Roberto (Bobby) Saenz is the clinic director at Parkhurst Nuvision and an assistant adjunct professor at RSO in San Antonio. After getting his masters, doctorate, and completing residency training in Houston, he is excited to be back in his home town of San Antonio helping patients with their vision. Since being back home Dr. Saenz has helped develop the advanced dry eye clinic at Parkhurst Nuvision and the Parkhurst Nuvision residency program. Dr. Saenz has a passion for education and service. He has trained over ten thousand students and doctors on ocular disease and surgical management of patients through online webinars, boards review teaching, and in person teaching. Dr. Saenz has gone on six eye focused mission trips to Mexico and Panama and set up one of the Parkhurst Nuvision mission trips where an employee and two doctors go every year.
Open Letter to My Patients
Welcome to the Family!
Every day we see patients coming in with a smile on their face. Why? Because they can just wake up and see after lasik eye surgery or laser cataract surgery. It will not be surprising to find out that my wife, my mother, my father, my brother, my grandmother have all had their eye surgeries here. My wife no longer has to try to find her glasses in the middle of the night. She also doesn’t have to wake me up in the middle of the night to find her glasses ;). My mom can read to her grandchildren without needing glasses. After cataract surgery, my grandma is no longer hitting curves while driving. Being able to wake up and see is a gift and you can feel rest assured that we will treat you like family here.
Dr. Roberto (Bobby) Saenz
Education & Experience
Dr. Saenz graduated summa cum laude from both Abilene Christian University and the University of Houston. He completed a residency in refractive surgery and ocular disease at Houston’s prestigious Eye Center of Texas.
Dr. Saenz lectured nationally to both doctors and students usually focusing on surgical management and ocular disease. For the past 5 years he has taught with KMK, a boards review course for 3rd year students.
- Fellowship of Christian Optometrists
- Texas Volunteer Optometric Student Humanity
- Texas Optometric Association
- American Optometric Association
- Bexar County Optometric Association
"Had been hesitant for years because I wasn't sure if eye correction was the right fit, my wife happened to find NuVision and so we decided to go in for a consultation and immediately felt at ease with the staff and doctors. This was one of the best decisions of my life, to have gone from a -5 to 20/20 has been a complete life changer. I personally decided to go with the SMILE corrective procedure and I wouldn't change a thing. Highly Recommend!"Austin
"Best decision I have made in a long time. I have worn glasses/contacts for 25+ years and now after my PRK I have thrown away all my glasses and contact stuff. My prescription was -1.5 in Both eyes and now after surgery I’m seeing 20/20. Nothing is better than waking up and not having to fumble around for glasses to see. Highly recommended."Michael
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Research & Academics
- Evaluation of Same-Day versus Next-Day Implantation of Intracanalicular Dexamethasone for the Control of Postoperative Inflammation and Pain Following Cataract Surgery (Saenz et al, Nov 2021, Clinical Opthal)
- 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)
- Saenz, B., Mueller, B. Scleral lenses or CXL: Which should come first? Modern Optometry. Jan/Feb 2020.
- Saenz, B., Mueller, B., Vanrachack, A., Davies, B. Thyroid Eye Disease in Your Exam Lane. Review of Optometry. Oct 2019.
- Saenz, B., Ibach, M. To Infinity and Beyond LASIK: A refractive Surgery Update. December 2020.
- Saenz, B., The latest in dry eye diagnostics. Ophthalmology Management. April 2019.
- Saenz, B. Dry Eye Growth Opportunity: Look for cataracts. Feb 2019.
- Claypool C, Saenz B, Schweitzer J, Whitley W. Collaborative Care Models. July 2018. https://crstoday.com/articles/july-2018/collaborative-care-models/ Saenz R. Dry Eye Cases from a Collaborative Clinic. July 2018. https://collaborativeeye.com/articles/july-aug-18/dryeye-cases-from-a-collaborative-clinic/
- Parkhurst GD, Saenz R. SMILE 101: What Both MDs and ODs need to know. Collaborative Eye. May 2018. https://collaborativeeye.com/articles/may-june-18/smile-101-what-both-mds-and-ods-need-to-know/
- Saenz R, Cheng H, Prager TC, Frishman LJ, Tang RA (2017). Use of A-scan ultrasound and optical coherence tomography to differentiate papilledema from pseudopapilledema. Optom Vis Sci, [epub ahead of print].
- Saenz R, Parkhurst GD. The Literature: SMILE. Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today. August 2017. https://crstoday.com/articles/2017-aug/the-literature-34/
- Saenz R, Pulliam D, Nettleton T, Autry J, McMahan Y. Periorbital recalcitrant impetigo. (2016) Poster presented at the American Academy of Optometry meeting, Anaheim, CA.
- Nayfach J, Cheng H, Wang, JK, Garvin MK, Saenz R, Tang R. (2016) Integrating funduscopy, optical coherence
- tomography (OCT), and ultrasound to differentiate optic disc edema (ODE) from pseudo optic disc edema (PODE.) Poster presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
- Pardon L, Cheng H, Tang R, Saenz R, Frishman L, Patel N. (2016) Differential diagnosis of papilledema vs pseudopapilledema using customized optical coherence tomography parameters.
- Saenz R, Prager T, Tang R, Cheng H. (2015, October) Utilization of orbital ultrasound and optical coherence tomography (OCT) in papilledema. Poster presented at the American Academy of Optometry meeting, New Orleans, LA.
- Narayanan D, Cheng H, Bonem KN, Saenz R, Tang RA, & Frishman LJ. (2014). Tracking changes over time in retinal nerve fiber layer and ganglion cell-inner plexiform layer thickness in multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Journal, 20(10), 1331-1341.
- Saenz R, Narayanan D, Tang R, Cheng H. (2014). Assessing the ganglion cell/inner plexiform layer (GCIP) and retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Poster presented at the American Academy of Optometry meeting, Denver, CO. Best Scientific Paper Finalist.
A San Antonio Native
Dr. Saenz grew up five minutes down the road from Parkhurst NuVision, and is excited to serve the community he grew up in. He and his wife serve the youth of their church and are HUGE Spurs fans. If he isn’t at work or isn’t teaching doctors or students, then typically he is at home singing baby shark with his two daughters and wife.