Our purpose is to provide you with the safest and most current technology and treatments available.
We are the only practice in El Paso. We use the latest technique in small incision cataract surgery combined with topical anesthesia.
MICHAEL W. FOOTE, M.D Diplomat American / Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Michael Foote is a board-certified ophthalmologist having completed his ophthalmology residency in 2002 at the University of Kansas Medical School in Kansas City, KS. He completed both his medical school training and internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, graduating in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He is trained in comprehensive ophthalmology providing services in laser refractive surgery, cataract surgery, cornea surgery, trauma and plastic surgery of the eyelid. His main area of focus is refractive and cataract surgery.
Dr. Foote was the first ophthalmologist in El Paso to perform femtosecond laser cataract surgery, Kamra Inlay surgery, Raindrop Inlay surgery, all-laser Lasik using the IFS femtosecond laser and corneal cross-linking surgery.
Founding Sun Eye Care, PA and Sun Laser Vision Centers in 2005, Dr. Foote is a third generation physician with his father, grandfather and sister all being physicians. Originally from El Paso, Dr. Foote returned in 2002 to begin his practice in opthalmology. He has been actively involved in medical mission trips to Guatemala and Mexico. His interests outside of medicine include swimming, golf, snow and water skiing, tennis and triathlons.
Dr. Sharon Barentine is a therapeutic optometrist having finished her sequence of national optometry boards in 1996. She completed her undergraduate training at the University of Central Florida graduating with honors. She then went on to attend the University of Houston College of Optometry under a full scholarship from the United States Air Force. After graduating from optometry school, Dr. Barentine worked in the Air Force, retiring in 2011 at the rank of Lt. Colonel. Her time in the military saw her stationed in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, North Carolina, and Hawaii. She has been licensed and boarded in each of those states. Upon retiring from the Air Force, she worked at William Beaumont Army Medical Center and developed an interest in treating the ocular effects of traumatic brain injury, visual systems evaluation, and ocular therapeutics. She was also an associate and principal investigator in the CITI Human Research program in 2014. Dr. Barentine joined Sun Eye Care, PA in 2018. She continues to practice therapeutic optometry, enjoys managing and correcting patients with diplopia and performs full eye exams on adults.