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We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Silver HMO near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
9191 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 225
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Sun has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. She accepts 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. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include 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. Mark Schering Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1699 Research Forest Drive; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Jenkins' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jenkins include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Jenkins's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jenkins is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Downey Price, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1699 Research Forest Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Chas Price is an ophthalmologist in Conroe, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Price's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Price attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Eye Exam, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Neema Nayeb Hashemi, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Neema Nayeb-Hashemi's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Spring Medical and Diagnostic Center and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Kwok Li, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 330
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kwok Li works as an ophthalmologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Li's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Li attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Michael Mann I, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9595 Six Pines Drive; Suite 6240
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Paul Mann is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mann focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mann obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4314 W. Braker Lane; Suite 215
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Luke Barker works as an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX, Bedford, TX, and Waco, TX. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Barker takes 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 East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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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.