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What Is LASIK?

What is LASIK?

LASIK is a quick and painless outpatient treatment that uses a cool beam of light to gently reshape the surface of the cornea, thereby improving vision. It is designed to be a onetime treatment to help normalize your vision, while also reducing or eliminating your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. LASIK is an FDA approved procedure. Over 19 million LASIK procedures have been performed making it the most common elective vision procedure in the U.S.

What is Astigmatism?

Astigmatism is when the eye is shaped more like a football than a baseball which causes blurred vision or a sense that each eye is seeing objects slightly differently.   The result produces multiple focal points. Astigmatism can make wearing contact lenses difficult or even impossible. LASIK is now a great option for people with astigmatism who want clear, comfortable vision.

What is Myopia (Nearsightedness)?

The normal eye is a perfect sphere. The cornea and lens focus light to form an image on the back inside surface of the eye, known as the retina. With nearsightedness, the cornea’s curvature is too steep for the shape of the eye. The light is focused in front of the retina, causing images of distant objects to appear blurry.

What is Hyperopia (Farsightedness)?

The normal eye is a perfect sphere. The cornea and lens focus light to form an image on the back inside surface of the eye, known as the retina. With farsightedness, the cornea’s curvature is flat for the shape of the eye. The light is focused in back of the retina, causing a blurred image.

 Why Go to the Eye Center of Texas?

Dr. Mark Mayo and Dr. Edward Wade specialize in LASIK vision correction.  Combined, they have helped over 60,000 patients achieve clear vision and reduce their dependence on glasses. Not only do they have an enormous amount of experience – but they only offer the latest in LASIK technology…iLASIK (aka…blade free).  Over 275 Houston area optometrist refer their patients to Dr. Mayo or Dr. Wade for their LASIK surgery.  What are you waiting for?  Call us at 713-395-1515 or call your family eye doctor and tell them you want LASIK vision correction and you want Dr. Mayo or Dr. Wade for your surgeon!

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Our Locations

Houston

6565 W. Loop S. Suite 650

Bellaire, TX 77401

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

LASIK/ReSTOR: 713-395-1515

LASIK/ReSTOR Fax: 713-357-7278

Pasadena

4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

Medical Fax: 281-977-8877

Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

450 W. Medical Center Blvd., #305

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215

Katy

Kingsland Medical Plaza 777 S. Fry Road Suite 102

Katy, TX 77450

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276

The Woodlands/Conroe

690 South Loop 336 West, Suite 205 (The building is 1mile West of I-45, just after Medical Center Blvd)

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276