We found 12 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Austin, TX.

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Dr. George Clifford Thorne Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Thorne's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Northwest Hospital, and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Thorne attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Maria C Shepler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Maria Shepler's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shepler's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Stanford University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. She is affiliated with North Clinic, The Austin Diagnostic Clinic (ADC), and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Shepler is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Jonathan Dell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 S Mopac; 4-350
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Steven Dell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Dell focuses on LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dell honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Lawrence Shawn Tsao Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4019 Spicewd Spgs Road; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Wong is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Wong's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Karl Randolph Pierce, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karl Pierce is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Pierce focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Pierce's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin and Seton Medical Center Williamson. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pierce accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Berkowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Austin, TX, Kyle, TX, and Edinburg, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Berkowitz include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Berkowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Thomas Richard Walters, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Mo Pac Expressway
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Walters is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Walters's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Walters's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Mark Alan Plunkett, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mark Plunkett practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Austin, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Plunkett's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Plunkett is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Shannon Mitchel Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1009 East 40th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Wong is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Wong's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Auston Monthly Magazine Ophthalmology Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Mitchel Wong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1009 E 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Mitchel Wong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin and Seton Northwest Hospital. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. John William Branch, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5717 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Branch specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Branch studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Branch's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Medical Center Williamson, and Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2600 Via Fortuna; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Luke Barker's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Barker focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. He is professionally 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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