We found 12 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Maria C Shepler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Maria Shepler is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Her professional affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shepler attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. Dr. Shepler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Jonathan Dell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 S Mopac; 4-350
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Dell is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. George Clifford Thorne Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Thorne is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Thorne accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Thorne has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Karl Randolph Pierce, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Pierce's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Pierce focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Pierce honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Pierce has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Lawrence Shawn Tsao Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4019 Spicewd Spgs Road; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Wong works as an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wong's residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Mark Alan Plunkett, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Plunkett's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Plunkett is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Berkowitz is an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Edinburg, TX. In his practice, Dr. Berkowitz focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Berkowitz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Dr. Berkowitz attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Shannon Mitchel Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1009 East 40th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Wong works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Wong has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Wong's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Auston Monthly Magazine Ophthalmology Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Mitchel Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1009 E 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mitchel Wong is an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Thomas Richard Walters, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Mo Pac Expressway
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Walters is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Walters average 1.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Walters takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Walters obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. John William Branch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5717 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Branch sees patients in Cedar Park, TX and Austin, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Branch is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2600 Via Fortuna; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Luke Barker practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Austin, TX, Bedford, TX, and Waco, TX. Dr. Barker's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.
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