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 works as an ophthalmologist. Patients rated Dr. Sun highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and eye trauma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sun has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is 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. Mark Schering Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1699 Research Forest Drive; Suite 150
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Jenkins is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Jenkins attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Charles Downey Price, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1699 Research Forest Drive; Suite 150
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. C. Price is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Price is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Price is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Paul Mann's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mann's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mann honors. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Li trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Li highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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'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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