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

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Dr. Scott Eric Segal MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.83 stars (69 ratings)
4450 E Sam Houston Parkway; Suite E
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Scott Segal's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Segal at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Segal include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Segal 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.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.1 stars (7 ratings)
3333 Bayshore Boulevard; Suite 280
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. William Lipsky works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Lipsky has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for 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 New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Lipsky completed residency programs at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Lipsky has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Lipsky is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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

Dr. Gregory Clariday's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Clariday include juvederm, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Clariday is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Clariday attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Clariday's hospital/clinic affiliations include Mainland Medical Center, Memorial Hermann, and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.97 stars (11 ratings)
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Wade is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wade include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Wade average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wade takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wade attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.7 stars (10 ratings)
4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mayo is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mayo honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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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