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Considering LASIK…Do Your Homework.

So you’re thinking about having LASIK Eye Correction?  GREAT…now do your homework.  The first thing to research is the surgeon.  The second thing is technology (get this…many LASIK surgeons still create their patients flaps with the microkeratome (blade) system.  Last, but not least… price (many people put price over surgeon and technology).

The Surgeon:  Our surgeons, Dr. Mayo and Dr. Wade are two of the top LASIK surgeons in Texas.  Together, they have  performed over 60,000 LASIK procedures and are considered “the doctors…doctor” – meaning more Houston eye doctors refer their patients to them.  Dr. Wade is also one of a select number of surgeons in Houston that offers the Visian ICL procedure – a procedure for extremely nearsighted people that probably are not candidates for LASIK.

Technology:  Many LASIK surgeons in the Houston area are still using metal microkeratomes (blades) to make flaps.  The difficulty with flaps being make with microkeratomes – is the chance of a significant complication is much greater than with the IntraLase (blade free) method for creating flaps.  Our LASIK surgeons, Dr. Mark L. Mayo and Dr. Edward C. Wade used the blade microkeratomes for years, but as soon as a safer and more precise technology was available, they changed over.  Now, all our flaps made during the iLASIK procedure are blade free IntraLase.  Our surgeons love the safety and exact nature of the blade free flap making experience.

Additionally, some Houston LASIK surgeons are still doing non-custom LASIK procedures.  At the Eye Center of Texas we only offer the Advanced CustomVue Wavefront–guided VISX excimer laser technology for a truly customized experience.  When you match the IntraLase method with the CustomVue Wavefront laser vision correction procedure, you get the absolute best results.  iLASIK is the latest and most advanced LASIK procedure available – and it’s the only technology the Eye Center of Texas offers.

Price:  If you check around, you will find that we are not the most expensive…but then we are not the cheapest.  We are right in line with the other reputable Houston LASIK surgeons…but in addition to having surgery by at one of the top LASIK centers in the county – 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.  This makes it easier for those patients that would like to ease the burden of payment.

Call the Eye Center of Texas at 713-395-1515 to schedule your FREE iLASIK evaluation.

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Bellaire, TX 77401

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Conroe, TX 77304

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