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Introduction to iLASIK

Did you know LASIK eye correction is the most common elective vision procedures in the world?  In fact, approximately 19 million procedures have been performed. Combined, Dr. Mark Mayo and Dr. Edward Wade have performed over 60,000 LASIK procedures.  Not only do they have an enormous amount of experience – but they only offer the latest in LASIK technology…iLASIK.

iLASIK is also known as IntraLase ‘blade free’ LASIK. IntraLase is the laser that makes the safest and most accurate flap possible…and combined with CustomVue wave print, our surgeons are able to give patients custom vision…which results in the best possible vision.  There are 3 steps to the iLASIK procedure:

  1. The first step is to create a 3-D map of each eye.  This map serves as the individual road map for your iLASIK procedure and is called WaveScan Map.
  2. Step #2 – the surgeon creates a thin corneal flap in a process called the IntraLase Method and this unique laser is an advantage of the iLASIK procedure.  (Some vision centers use a blade to make the corneal flap).
  3. When the cornea flap is safely made, a second laser is used to make the correction to the cornea based on the exact specification/measurement of your eye(s).  The entire procedure is typically completed in about 15- 20 minutes and is pain free!

If you check around, you will find that we are not the most expensive…but we are not the cheapest.  We are right in line with the other reputable Houston LASIK surgeons…but in addition to having surgery by Dr. Mayo or Dr. Wade, you will receive a ‘limited lifetime warranty’.  Very few LASIK surgeons offer this.  And if you need a little help with payments, you may want to consider Care Credit Financing.

We love what we do at the Eye Center of Texas and we would love to help you achieve great vision!  Call us at 713-395-1515 to schedule your free iLASIK evaluation or ask your optometrist (over 275 local optometrist refer their family, friends, and patients to ECT for their LASIK procedures).

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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


4415 Crenshaw Road

Pasadena, TX 77504

Medical Office: 281-977-8800

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Sugar Land

15400 S.W. Freeway, Suite 301

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Medical Office: 281-277-1010

Medical Fax: 281-277-4504

Clear Lake

455 E. Medical Center Blvd., Suite 110

Webster, TX 77598

Medical Office: 281-332-1397

Medical Fax: 281-338-1215


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

Park Place Professional Building 100 Medical Center Blvd Suite 118

Conroe, TX 77304

Medical Office: 713-797-1010

Medical Fax: 713-357-7276