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We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 4500 near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Regina Sun is a corneal and external diseases specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Sun average 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun takes. 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 the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Sun is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Sun's practice 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1699 Research Forest Drive; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Jenkins sees patients in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jenkins completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Jenkins's areas of expertise 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 takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jenkins has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Chas Price is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Price has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Price attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Kwok Li practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Li a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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)

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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.