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 Ophthalmology
9191 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 225
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Sun attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun takes. Dr. Sun has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Sun welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

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

Dr. C. Price is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Dr. Price's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Price is in-network 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

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

Dr. Mark Schering Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1699 Research Forest Drive; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Jenkins, who practices in Conroe, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jenkins at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jenkins takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of 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: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cataracts, Vision Problems, Infections

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

Dr. Paul Mann is an ophthalmologist in Humble, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Mann's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Mann trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency. He is 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)

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

Dr. Kwok Li's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Li is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Li trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

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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)

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

Dr. Luke Barker, who practices in Austin, TX and Bedford, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Barker graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Barker completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barker include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Barker is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin.

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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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