Dr. Bhend, a native of Joplin, Missouri, is a full-time ophthalmologist in Missouri Eye Institute’s Joplin clinic. He earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and completed his residency at the prestigious Mason Eye Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Bhend returned to Joplin in 2005 and within one year was named as one of the top ophthalmologists in the Joplin area by 417 Magazine.
Dr. Bhend is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Missouri Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and the American Medical Association.
His specialty areas include cataract and anterior segment surgery, oculoplastic surgery, retinal disease, glaucoma management, Botox, dry eye disease, and general ophthalmology.