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Trinity Clinic Eye Center

1327 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas 75701
(903) 531-4733
Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm

1026 S. Jackson
Jacksonville, TX 75766
(903) 589-7030
Thursday and Friday 8 am - 5 pm

3203 S. Main
Lindale, TX 75771
(903) 531-4733
Monday 8 am - 5 pm

Trinity Optical - Tyler

1327 Troup Highway
Tyler, Texas 75701
(903) 531-4738
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Trinity Optical
Affordable, Quality You Can See

Our state-of-the-art, full-service optical center provides glasses, contact lenses and frames for men, women and children in a wide variety of styles that fit your budget . Conveniently located in Tyler, our optical center includes an on-site optometrist and access to vision specialists.

Great Selection of Styles
- Computer eyewear
- Contact lenses
- Custom lens tinting
- Lightweight titanium frames
- Sport eyewear
- Sunglasses – prescription & non-prescription
- Progressive no-line bifocals
Repair Services

Trinity Clinic Eye Center
Trinity Clinic Eye Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of conditions and diseases of the eye, as well as routine eye examinations and glasses and contacts prescriptions. Our highly trained ophthalmologists are specialists in the most advanced vision care for conditions ranging from glaucoma, cornea transplant, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, and more.

Our state-of-the-art optical center provides glasses, contact lenses and frames for men, women and children in a wide variety of styles. Conveniently located in Tyler, the optical facility includes an on-site optometrist,and access to vision specialists.

Our Services Include:
• Eye examinations and glasses prescriptions
• Blade-free LASIK surgery
• Small incision cataract surgery and YAG laser capsulotomy
• Premium intraocular lenses including the Restor Aspheric Lens for distance and near vision and the Toric intraocular lens for the correction of astigmatism
• Corneal transplantation including traditional transplants and the new DSEK procedure, a corneal transplant without sutures in the cornea
• Glaucoma evaluation and treatment including laser surgery
• The evaluation and coordination of care for contact lens wear, and eyelid disorders
• Treating diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, uveitis and other diseases of the retina and vitreous
• Ophthalmic consultative services to professionals
• State-of-the-art Optical Centers offering glasses, contact lenses, frames and more

Blade-Free LASIK Surgery with the Most Advanced Technology

LASIK vision correction using the most advanced blade-free, all-laser LASIK technology is now available exclusively in the Tyler area at Trinity Clinic Eye Center, using the Ziemer FEMTO LDV™ Femtosecond Surgical Laser with the AMO VISX Star S4 with Custom-Vue Wavefront guided treatment.

LASIK has become the most popular and widely used procedure for vision correction, perfected in millions of successful operations over the past 20 years. Trinity Clinic Eye Center offers LASIK surgery using state-of-the-art lasers and diagnostic equipment for superior vision correction. Advantages of this new Ziemer FEMTO LDV laser includes operation at pulse rates that are orders of magnitude higher, pulse energies that are much lower, and delivery optics that are very tightly focused for maximum tissue disruption in the focal point and no thermal or radiation effects to the surrounding tissue.

Patient benefits using this state-of-the-art technology include:
• Shorter and safer procedure
• Rapid healing and visual recovery
• Excellent visual outcomes with an increased chance of achieving 20/20 vision or better
• Increased patient comfort
• Custom-tailored precise corneal flap creation, especially important for patients with thin corneas

LASIK surgery using the latest in laser technology, the Ziemer FEMTO LDV, offers patients the blade-free experience that provides an unprecedented level of safety, precision and comfort while also striving for the highest quality of vision possible. The surgeon can define the diameter and depth of the corneal flap more accurately, ensuring more precise control for a safer procedure.

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Texarkana, Texas

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Lindale, Texas
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Tyler, Texas

Meet Our Physicians

Clayton E. Whitney, MD, FACS, Chief of Ophthalmology

Audio Podcast - Dr. Whitney - TC Eye Center
Audio Podcast - Dr. Whitney - Blade Free LASIK
View Dr. Clayton Whitney Bio Video

A specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and conditions, Dr. Clayton Whitney is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas Christian University where he was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa. He graduated from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical fraternity. He completed an Internship in Internal Medicine at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital and a Residency in Ophthalmology at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. This was followed by a Fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. In 1986, Dr. Whitney returned to his hometown of Tyler to take over the practice of G. William Burch, MD.

Dr. Whitney is Board Certified by The American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a Fellow of The American Academy of Ophthalmology and The American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and is a Clinical Professor of Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Whitney was honored by the University of Texas Southwestern medical School on June 20, 2009 with an Outstanding Service Award and a 20 Year Service Award.

Dr. Whitney has a special interest in Lasik surgery, small incision cataract surgery, corneal transplantation, and medical and laser glaucoma therapy. Dr. Whitney has taught ophthalmology residents at Parkland Hospital in Dallas for over 20 years.

Hans D. Schuricht, MD, FAAO

Audio Podcast - Dr. Schuricht discusses cataract surgery
View Dr. Hans Schuricht Bio Video

Dr. Schuricht received his medical degree from the University of Texas - Houston Medical School. He completed his transitional internship at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston and his residency in ophthalmology at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, Brook Army and Wilford Hall Medical Centers. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science.

As a member of the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Schuricht treated combat-related ocular and orbital injuries while serving with the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad Air Base, Iraq. His military service included experience as staff ophthalmologist with emphasis on cataract and corneal refractive surgery at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA and as a flight surgeon with the 7th Bomb Wing, Dyess Air Force Base, TX. Dr. Schuricht earned the Curtis E. LeMay Top Graduate Award, Commissioned Officer Training, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL and was a Distinguished Graduate of the Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, Brooks Air Force Base, TX.

Dr. Schuricht is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. His awards include membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, The University of Texas – Houston Medical School.


Audio Podcast - Dr. Lu discusses diabetic retinopathy
View Dr. Lu's Bio Video

A retina specialist treating diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, uveitis and retinal detachment, Dr. Lu is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in ophthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, followed by a retina fellowship at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. He practiced ophthalmology as a retina specialist in Monterey, California for five years before returning to Texas to join Trinity Clinic Eye Center.

Dr. Lu is board certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has many years of research experience and has authored numerous articles and book chapters on diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration. He was a Heed Ophthalmic Fellow, and received the Leslie Nesmith Award from the Schepens International Society for research on diabetic retinopathy.

Joshua Hooper, OD

Trinity Optical - Tyler

• Optometric Education: University of Houston College of Optometry
• Bachelor of Science: Baylor University, Waco, TX

C. Damon Smith, OD
Therapeutic Optometrist

Trinity Optical - Jacksonville, Tyler

• Optometry Degree: University of Houston College of Optometry
• Bachelor of Science: Stephen F. Austin State University





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