Dr. Michael Foote – General Ophthalmology
Michael W. Foote, M.D. is a board certified ophthalmologist providing comprehensive eye care for patients over the age of 13. He is originally from El Paso and returned in 2002 to begin his practice in ophthalmology. He provides comprehensive eye care including laser vision correction, cataract and glaucoma surgery, cornea and eyelid procedures as well as contact lens fitting.
Dr. Foote is a third generation physician. He has participated in medical missions in Guatemala and Mexico. His interests outside of medicine include golf, snow and water skiing, tennis and triathlons.
Dr. Lilia Alvarez – Therapeutic Optometrist
Bio to be included soon.
Dr. John Hatchett – General Ophthalmology
Dr. John Hatchett was born and raised in Oklahoma. He did his undergraduate work at Oklahoma University and received his Medical Degree from Oklahoma University School of Medicine. His rotating internship was completed at University of Missouri at Kansas City and his residency in ophthalmology was done at University of Rochester.
He served two years of military service in the Navy; first year as a battalion surgeon with the 1st Marine Division in Vietnam and was awarded the bronze star. The second year was spent as a general medical officer at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station Hospital in Corpus Christi, TX.
Dr. Hatchett is board certified in ophthalmology and has spent his entire career in the private practice of ophthalmology in El Paso until joining Sun Eye Care in 2012.
He is a past president of the El Paso Chapter of the American Cancer Society. He was a founder of the Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group and served as its facilitator for the first 10 years of its existence. He was honored with the Sword of Hope from the American Cancer Society.
He is a long time member of the El Paso County Medical Society’s Physician Health and Rehabilitation Committee.
Outside interests include gardening, music (plays classical piano), cooking, travel, furthering his education and volunteer work.
Myra Buruato OCS, our Surgical Coordinator has been with Sun Eye Care since 2008. She comes to us with many years of experience in cardiology but has made ophthalmology her home. She has become a Certified Ophthalmic Coding Specialist by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology, as well as retained certification for OSHA and HIPAA Compliance. Her office duties include coordination of surgery, pre-assessment of patients and diagnostic testing.
Outside of work Myra enjoys riding a motorcycle with her husband Raul and being a mother to her three kids Ivy, Ricky and Mia. She also likes spending time with her puppies Luke and Vader.
Martha Beck is an ophthalmic technician and contact lens fitting specialist. She has worked in ophthalmology since 1980 and as a part of the Sun Eye Care team since 2005. She is eager to help our patients with a comfortable contact fitting and accomplishing patients best visual potential. Her additional duties include surgery circulator, patient preparation, and diagnostic testing. Martha is CPR/AED certified.
Martha likes to cook and bake every chance she gets. She also likes to take mini getaway trips, and prefers camping with family and cooking with nature in the great outdoors.
Roneiry Olivas has 6 years of experience in ophthalmology and has been part of the Sun Eye Care team since 2011 as an ophthalmic technician. She is a certified medical assistant since 2005 and is currently in the process of achieving her certification as an ophthalmic assistant. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, specializes in patient exams, measurements, glasses fitting, and providing great health care service in our office. She has participated in numerous ophthalmic medication research projects.
During her spare time she enjoys dancing, swimming, and visiting her family in her home towns in Columbia and Venezuela. She also loves her quality time with her baby boy and husband.
Elena Mendoza is a new addition to Sun Eye Care as of March 2012. Her previous work experiences gave her a good foundation for running the front office and she is quickly catching onto the specialty of ophthalmology. Elena always looks forward to greeting each and every patient with courtesy and a smile. She is dependable, speaks English and Spanish, and strives to put all patients at ease.
Elena enjoys every minute that she can spend with her two children. She is a baseball mom and supports her sons’ baseball teams to the fullest. When not with her kids she enjoys baking and making celebration cakes.
Janene Moore, MBS, OCS is the Office Administrator and has been with Sun Eye Care since 2005. Janene received her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and her Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from the University of Phoenix. Janene has 22 years of experience in the ophthalmic medical field and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives. She has demonstrated her mastery of coding by attaining the Ophthalmic Coding Specialist designation. She is also a member of American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators and is preparing for her Certified Ophthalmic Executive designation. Janene strives to provide the highest level of care and patient satisfaction.
In her spare time, Janene enjoys spending time with her family, watching NASCAR, reading, and dancing to country music.
Liliana is both a Certified Medical Assistant and Certified Ophthalmic Assistant. She has worked in ophthalmology since 2003 and joined the Sun Eye Care team in 2006. She has attented yearly accredited ophthalmic course offered by JCAHPO ans ASCRS specialize in continuing education and training for allied health personnel in ophthalmology. Lili assists in surgery, patient exams, patient pre-op testing, diagnostic testing and refractions. Helping to provide excellent patient care is her main priority.
Liliana was born and raised in El Paso. She is currently working on becoming a Certified Ophthalmic Technician. In her spare time she loves to travel, work on her family bond and watching her daughter dance Folklorico.
Maria Zamora is a Certified Surgical Technologist and an ophthalmic technician who comes to us from Pampa, Texas where she began her career in ophthalmology in 1999. She joined Sun Eye Care in 2006. Her duties have expanded to not only include ophthalmic technician, but also medical transcription and marketing coordinator.
In her spare time, Maria enjoys spending her days watching her kids play baseball. She is actively involved with her kids’ teams by being on the High School Booster Club Board as the treasurer, 2 years running, and also runs an indoor baseball facility for her sons travel team.
Our goal is to provide you with excellent quality of care. That means providing the latest in technology and treatments, honing results of surgical procedures and most importantly making sure that you are comfortable, that you are listened to and your questions are answered and that you are treated with respect.
Michael W. Foote, MD