Meet Dr. Byron Biscoe Providing Advanced Eye Care
Dr. Byron Biscoe and his staff at the Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands are pleased to provide comprehensive eye care in a warm, inviting atmosphere. In addition to our full-service optical shop and clinic, we have an on-site, state-of-the-art laser vision correction suite. Our office is vibrantly decorated with bright colors, tropical fish, and an array of paintings from local artists. We have strived to create an office environment that complements the natural beauty and welcoming hospitality of our surroundings, while enabling us to perform a wide variety of advanced treatments, including cataract surgery, PRK and LASIK laser eye surgery.
Our practice is honored to be included in the "Best of the V.I." feature in The Daily News, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper serving the Virgin Islands.
About Byron W. Biscoe, M.D., F.I.C.S.
Dr. Byron Biscoe considers it an honor and a privilege to take care of his patients using the very latest advances in vision technology, including the latest in laser eye surgery. At his St. Thomas practice, he has been serving those from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other areas of the Caribbean since 1994. Throughout his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Biscoe has introduced many techniques and procedures to the region. He was the first to perform the following procedures in the Virgin Islands:
- Laser vision correction
- Small incision cataract surgery
- Retinal detachment repair
- Advanced glaucoma surgery
- Laser treatment for diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma
- Clear cornea foldable intraocular lens placement
- Corneal transplant
After earning his undergraduate and medical degrees at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Dr. Biscoe completed an ophthalmology residency in New York in association with the Cornell University Medical College. He then went on to complete a pathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Biscoe also completed a retina research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. In this fellowship, he co-published a paper on proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), the primary reason for the failure of retinal detachment surgery. Dr. Biscoe continues to hone his skills with numerous continuing education programs.
He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the International College of Surgeons, the Ophthalmologic Society of the West Indies, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. Dr. Biscoe has also been selected as one of the Best Doctors in America®.
Dr. Biscoe takes an active role in his community and was the recipient of the 2008 Lions Club Community Service Award. In his free time, he enjoys boating, scuba diving, skiing, golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family.
About the Practice
Our practice is honored to be included in the "Best of the V.I." feature in The Daily News, the Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper serving the Virgin Islands. After voting for the newspaper's readership, we were voted as the Best Medical Specialty Practice in the U.S. Virgin Islands, including St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John. We are grateful to receive this recognition from our many satisfied patients. In addition to these nearby locations, our practice is known throughout the Caribbean. Those seeking laser eye surgery and other treatments in Puerto Rico, St. Martin, Anguilla, and elsewhere, frequently decide to visit the Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands because of our reputation for excellence and commitment to personalized service.
Our practice is committed to helping residents of and visitors to the Virgin Islands enjoy clear vision and optimal eye health so that they can fully appreciate the unsurpassed beauty of the Caribbean, and also take full advantage of the recreational opportunities that our region has to offer. In addition to offering advanced treatments for patients with cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy, we offer exceptional vision correction through laser eye surgery. Patients visiting us from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere in the Caribbean, do so because they desire independence from glasses and contact lenses. This independence helps our patients enjoy the activities that the Caribbean is known for. We want our patients to experience the benefits of clear vision and be able to enjoy scuba diving, sailing, swimming, cycling, and many other activities without the burden of corrective lenses.
Overview of Services
Dr. Biscoe's proficiency and expertise enable him to offer many advanced procedures and techniques to treat a variety of conditions including presbyopia, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma. Whether you are interested in laser vision correction with conventional or custom PRK, or you simply desire new eyeglasses or contact lenses, our team strives to provide outstanding medical care and friendly, reliable service.
Make It a Vision Vacation
Tropical ocean breezes….friendly, compassionate care….and state-of-the-art vision correction. Our practice in St. Thomas is proud to offer all of the above to individuals who are interested in combining a relaxing island escape with advanced laser refractive eye surgery. In addition to those from the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and elsewhere across the Caribbean, the Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands frequently serves patients from throughout the mainland of the United States. Our practice is located only five minutes from the Cyril King airport in Charlotte Amalie, the capital city of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Shuttle service is available upon request.
Contact Our Practice
For additional information about our practice, please contact the Laser Vision Institute of the Virgin Islands online or call us at (340) 774-3003.