We found 6 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's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and laser treatment. Dr. Sun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Jenkins's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jenkins's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Infections

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

Dr. C. Price is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Price honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Price is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Kwok Li is an ophthalmologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Li include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Li accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Mann focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Mann average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mann is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mann attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete 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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Luke Barker is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Austin, TX, Bedford, TX, and Waco, TX. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Barker graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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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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