We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Pasadena, TX.

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Dr Scott Eric Segal MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (69 ratings)
4450 E Sam Houston Parkway S; Suit E
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Scott Segal specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Segal an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Segal's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX), and CHI St. Luke's Health - Patients Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.1 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX

Dr. William Lipsky's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Lipsky focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Lipsky is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lipsky speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr Gregory T Clariday M D
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.92 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Gregory Clariday is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Webster, TX, Alvin, TX, and Texas City, TX. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clariday include juvederm, glaucoma, and LASIK. On average, patients gave Dr. Clariday a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clariday accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Mainland Medical Center, Memorial Hermann, and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Juvederm, Restylane, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Botox Injection, Restylane Lyft, Catara ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.97 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Edward Wade is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wade include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Wade graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX

Dr. Mark Mayo specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Bellaire, TX and Pasadena, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Mayo has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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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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