We found 34 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 2000 1 near Bellaire, TX.

Douglas Koch, M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Koch, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Koch has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, laser treatment, and refractive lens exchange (RLE). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Koch is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, refractive lens exchange (RLE)

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Lens Exchange, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Yao Jong, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jong is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Jong is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Carl Pflugfelder, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Pflugfelder is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Pflugfelder's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pflugfelder has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pflugfelder's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Artificial Cornea Transplant, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Stem Cell Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marshall Bowes Hamill, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1501
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marshall Hamill specializes in corneal and external diseases and practices in Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamill at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include intraocular lens (IOL) implant, laser treatment, and eye exam. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hamill performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Descemet's Membrane Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Jay Yankelove, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
8800 Katy Freeway; Suite 107
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Yankelove works as an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. Dr. Yankelove's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Yankelove is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Vision Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Mitchell Patrick Weikert, MS, BS, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Transplant Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Weikert's areas of specialization are corneal and external diseases and transplant surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weikert completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weikert is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Edema, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arnoult include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arnoult has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. Richard George Urso, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Urso works as an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Urso has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

Dr. Richard Willington Yee, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5555 West South Loop; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Yee's specialty is corneal and external diseases. After attending 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 Medical Branch at Galveston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Yee's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Yee average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yee is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Yee has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
3100 Weslayan; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun's specialty is corneal and external diseases. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Sun's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Sun has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan, who practices in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Caplan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caplan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. John Mah Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lim's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Lim trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vision Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin H Merkley, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5420 W. Loop South; #4200
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Merkley's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Merkley's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Merkley is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. William Colby Stewart, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Stewart's specialties are general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease). He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Stewart's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stewart obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Charles Albert Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Garcia graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Garcia average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nan Wang, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nan Wang's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Patients rated Dr. Wang highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Wang is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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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.