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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shepler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. Dr. Shepler has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. She is professionally affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. She is accepting 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, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Dell attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Dell at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. George Thorne's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Thorne 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. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Thorne is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Karl Pierce's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Pierce attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. L. Wong's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Wong's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at Ochsner Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Plunkett is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Plunkett include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Dr. Plunkett attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Richard Berkowitz works as an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Berkowitz include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Berkowitz is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wong graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Walters is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Walters performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. John Branch is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Branch has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Branch is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Luke Barker works as an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX, Bedford, TX, and Waco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barker include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Barker attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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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