We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Pasadena, TX.

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Dr. Scott Eric Segal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4450 E Sam Houston Parkway; Suite E
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Scott Segal is an ophthalmologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Segal has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Segal honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he 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: Eye Muscle Surgery, Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Allergies, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. William Lipsky is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lipsky's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Lipsky is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lipsky speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
12970 East Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Gregory Turner Clariday, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Clariday's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clariday include juvederm, glaucoma, and LASIK. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clariday honors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Juvederm, Restylane, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Botox Injection, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Wade is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Wade graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wade completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Wade a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mayo's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Mayo is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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