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We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Pasadena, TX.

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

Dr. Charles Garcia works as an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in diabetes, minor surgery, and laser treatment. Dr. Garcia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Garcia has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors 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: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5125 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Larry Alexander practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alexander include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Alexander average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Scott Segal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Segal attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Segal honors. Dr. Segal is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Allergies, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Lipsky sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Lipsky focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipsky accepts. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Lipsky has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Wade practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bellaire, TX and Pasadena, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wade attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wade honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mayo is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Mayo is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Mayo include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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.