We found 20 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Humana Gold near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Zaina Nabil Al-Mohtaseb, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street; # Nc205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Al-Mohtaseb's clinical interests: LASIK, keratoconus, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Mohtaseb is conversant in Arabic.

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

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

Dr. Michael Bernard Caplan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Caplan is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataract surgery. Dr. Caplan is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Caplan accepts. After attending the University of Texas and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Caplan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Lo Sun, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Regina Sun is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Pearland, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Sun include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun has an open panel. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Jong's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, minor surgery, and glaucoma. Dr. Jong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Jong trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Genetic Issues, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. William C Stewart, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1415 North Loop W; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Stewart is an ophthalmologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of LASIK and cataracts. Dr. Stewart is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stewart trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Arnoult's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Dr. Arnoult takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Arnoult attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Glaucoma

Dr. John M Lim, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2855 Gramercy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lim is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Lim attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Neema Nayeb-Hashemi's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Nayeb-Hashemi is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Richard J Ou, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Ou specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Ou's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program. He is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. L Andrew Andrew Watkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
427 W 20th Street; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lowell Watkins is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Watkins's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watkins takes. Dr. Watkins studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Watkins completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , radial keratotomy, LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Cataract Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles A Garcia, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1315 Saint Joseph Parkway; Suite 1205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Garcia practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Garcia's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular problems, and minor surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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 is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Eye Exam, Minor Surgery, Laser Treatment, Diabetes, Macular Problems, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Glenn Slade, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3900 Essex Lane; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Slade is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Slade average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slade honors. Dr. Slade has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Timmy A Kovoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Timmy Kovoor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular problems, contact dermatitis, and blepharoplasty. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kovoor graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kovoor is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Contact Dermatitis, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Erin Andrew Doe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3100 Weslayan Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erin Doe practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Doe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Eric R Holz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Holz is a retina specialist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Holz's areas of expertise include the following: macular problems, eye trauma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Holz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Sarcoidosis, Eye Trauma, Angiogram, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Problems, Uveitis, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Michael Mann I, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5115 Main Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul Mann's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mann takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Mann 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, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cataracts, ... (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.
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