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New Eyes is a comprehensive ophthalmology practice offering advanced eye and vision care treatments. Serving patients from Las Vegas, Henderson, Centennial, Summerlin, and many other surrounding areas, our doctors are experienced with a range of state-of-the-art procedures that can help you improve your vision. Led by the founder of New Eyes, Dr. Helga F. Pizio, our team of eye surgeons, ophthalmologists, and optometrists are committed to providing you with the very highest levels of care while working to make your experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Please follow the links below to learn more about each of our doctors.

Our surgeons at New Eyes are some of the most well-respected and experienced surgeons in the Southwest. To learn more about each of our doctors, please follow the links below:

Helga F. Pizio, MD, FACS

Helga F. Pizio, MD, FACS has been performing refractive cataract surgery since 1996 in Las Vegas. She has been honored as “Top Doc” by her peers for numerous consecutive years and has been sought out as a cataract surgeon for fellow eye doctors, surgeons, attorneys, and over 40,000 Las Vegas residents. The difference she provides is the individual touch and customized treatment for every patient.

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P. Lloyd Hildebrand, MD, FACS

P. Lloyd Hildebrand, MD, FACS approaches both functional and cosmetic eye care procedures with a minimalistic approach. A native of Canada, he has a passion for advanced telemedicine. He once served as a consultant with IBM Watson Health, where he aided in the groundbreaking development of artificial intelligence tools for eye care.

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Ksenia Stafeeva, MD

Ksenia Stafeeva, MD is our highly experienced refractive cataract surgeon and corneal surgery specialist. She was Fellowship-trained at UCLA. Dr. Stafeeva performs laser cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery, and routinely operates on some of the most difficult corneal cases, including transplants and reconstructions.

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Roman Fajardo, MD

Roman Fajardo, MD grew up in Southern California and trained at the well-recognized Shiley Eye Institute in San Diego. He performed refractive surgery on our troops stationed in San Diego and he is excited about bringing his own blend of excellence in medical eye care and advances in cataract and eyelid procedures to New Eyes Las Vegas.

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Emily Schorr, MD

Tufts University alumna Dr. Emily Schorr was one of the first New York City surgeons to perform laser-assisted corneal transplantation. Well-known for her various peer-reviewed articles, she has dedicated her career not only to patient-focused care but to extensive research into nanotechnology, collagen cross-linking, and intraocular lens power calculation for cataract surgery.

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Jeffrey K. Austin, OD, FAAO

Dr. Austin is an honors graduate from the Southern California College of Optometry and has been a faculty member at numerous colleges of optometry. He is active in teaching optometrists in Nevada and across the U.S. Dr. Austin has been appointed by the governor of Nevada and is currently serving as a member of the Nevada State Board of Optometry. He has been President and Education Chairman of the Nevada Optometric Association and is currently immediate past-President of the national Optometric Retina Society. Dr. Austin was also instrumental in writing and implementing important Optometric Legislation for the State of Nevada.

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Andrew P. Kwong, OD

Andrew Kwong, OD graduated from UC Berkeley School of Optometry and completed his residency at the Veteran Affairs Hospital, Southern Nevada in Ocular Disease. Dr. Kwong joined New Eyes in 2017 and has years of experience treating and managing patients with a variety of ocular issues.

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Welcome to New Eyes

Dr. Pizio and her staff are the perfect examples of how people want to be treated. With respect and understanding. It is always a pleasure to go see Dr. Pizio. Thank you for listening to my complaints about my eyes. You have fixed my issues and I can’t thank you enough.

Lindy Glanz

October 07, 2017

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