We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Silver Compass Balanced HSA 3000 near Sugar Land, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1111 Hwy 6
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He 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. Richard James Ou, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1447 Highway; 6 Ste 110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ou is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Ou honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for his residency. Dr. Ou's professional affiliations include Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Dean Priest Porter, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1111 Highway; 6 Ste #110
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dean Porter's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Porter's areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Porter attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Porter is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma

Dr. Amjad P Khokhar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
736 Highway 6; Suite 101
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amjad Khokhar is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Pearland, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Khokhar attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In Dr. Khokhar's practice, he is particularly interested in juvederm, LASIK, and restylane. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khokhar accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Juvederm, Restylane, Diabetic Retinopathy, Strabismus, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
15999 City Walk Drive; Suite 270
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Wright is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Wright is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Dr. Dip Sureshkumar Jadav, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dip Jadav practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jadav's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), blepharoplasty, and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Jadav attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye ... (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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