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Dr. Lily Arendt

Dr. Lily Arendt

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Highly regarded as one of the top students of her class, Dr. Lily Arendt specializes in eye surgery consultations and post-operative management of patients. Dr. Arendt completed her residency at Parkhurst Nuvision and was the first doctor certified in the Light Delivery Device (LDD) which is used to help patients obtain their best vision after laser cataract surgery with the Light Adjustable Lens.

Dr. Arendt is a huge Green Bay Packers fan and when not in clinic, you may find her watching football games with her fiance.


Dr. Arendt’s LASIK Story

Dr. Lily Arendt remembers getting her first pair of contact lenses in the 4th grade. With years of contact lens wear she ultimately developed contact lens-related dry eye. Wearing her lenses for 8+ hours a day became more and more difficult due to her dryness symptoms. Because of this, she didn’t think that LASIK would be for her, but during her LASIK evaluation at Parkhurst NuVision she learned she was a great candidate! Her dryness symptoms were caused by her contact lenses and she knew this because when she went days without wearing them, her eyes felt good as new. Today, she is thrilled with her vision after LASIK and her eyes feel so much better! After her own experience, Dr. Arendt loves educating patients with dry eye about the refractive options that are best for them.

Education & Experience

Dr. Lily Arendt completed her residency in Refractive Surgery and Ocular Disease at Parkhurst NuVision. A native of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Dr. Arendt completed a Bachelor of Science in Biology from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois before moving to Houston to pursue her dream of becoming an optometrist. She graduated summa cum laude as a Doctor of Optometry from the University of Houston College of Optometry.

Alongside her studies and clinical care, Dr. Arendt served as President of the Student Texas Optometric Association, where she advocated to expand access to vision care for Texans. She was selected to be a clinical Teaching Assistant for three consecutive years, which she valued greatly as it reinforced her love of teaching. Dr. Arendt’s clinical externships included Community Eye Clinic in Fort Worth, TX, where she became proficient in managing a wide variety of ocular disease within an underserved community, and Plaza Vision Center in Dallas, TX, where she was trained in the treatment and management of keratoconus and other corneal diseases.

Professional Affiliations

  • Refractive Surgery Alliance
  • American Academy of Optometry
  • Texas Optometric Association
  • American Optometric Association
  • International Keratoconus Foundation
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Honors & Distinctions

  • Harris County Optometric Society Award
  • Student Texas Optometric Association Award

  • The Light Adjustable Lens and the Spooky Cornea
  • Surgical Options for Keratoconus
  • When Two Intraocular Lenses are Better than One
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"The whole process at Parkhurst was very organized and streamlined. They made the whole process stress and pain free."


"Fantastic people, from the front desk, all the way up to the doctors. They treat you as if you were the only patient and like family."


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Green Bay Packers fan

Dr. Arendt is a huge Green Bay Packers fan and loves watching football games with her fiance.

Dr. Lily Arendt
Parkhurst NuVision LASIK Eye Surgery