We found 23 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Gold near Houston, TX.

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jong include microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Jong attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He welcomes 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. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun 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. Eric Robert Holz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Holz's areas of expertise consist of diabetic retinopathy, peripheral vascular disease, and angiogram (angiography). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Holz attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Holz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Surgical Procedures, Angiogram, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Eye Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Stewart sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general practice and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stewart's areas of expertise consist of LASIK and cataracts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Stewart attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stewart is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1315 Saint Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Garcia include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Garcia honors 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. L Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
427 W 20th Street; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lowell Watkins works as an ophthalmologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Watkins is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy, LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Zaina Nabil Al-Mohtaseb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street; # Nc205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Al-Mohtaseb include LASIK, keratoconus, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Al-Mohtaseb takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Arabic. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

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

Dr. Nan Wang sees patients in Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. The average patient rating for Dr. Wang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wang attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Corneal Surgery

Dr. Reem Z Renno, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2900 Westheimer
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Reem Renno is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include facial problems, thyroid problems, and moles. Dr. Renno 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. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Renno (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Renno is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Cosmetic Surgery, Eye Exam, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Diabetes, Skin ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1900 North Loop West; Suite 360
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Lipsky is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Lipsky is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Lipsky 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. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Erin Andrew Doe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Doe is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Doe attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Doe completed a residency program at Brooke Army Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Doe is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Rahul T Pandit, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Pandit is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Pandit's clinical interests include glaucoma, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and diabetic retinopathy. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pandit takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pandit is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult is an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arnoult's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Arnoult is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Michael Caplan works as an ophthalmologist in Houston, TX, El Campo, TX, and Katy, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine and 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. These areas are among Dr. Caplan's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Caplan is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Caplan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene Kim, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 1800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gene Kim is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: LASIK, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

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

Dr. John Lim specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for 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, Cataracts, ... (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.
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