Eye Center of Texas Blog

Category: Recovery

Wearing Sunglasses After LASIK

After LASIK surgery, most patients find that their eyes are more sensitive to light than before. If you experience any light sensitivity after your LASIK surgery buy a good pair of dark sunglasses that offer 100% UVA/UVB protection. Corneal haze (a hazy or foggy view) is a possible side effect of LASIK and it is believed that exposure to UV light is the main reason, so if you’re debating whether you should wear sunglasses after LASIK, debate no more; and it doesn’t make a difference whether it’s summer or winter either, light can affect your eyes regardless of the season. Bottom…

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Don’t Forget To Change your Drivers License after LASIK.

Following LASIK patients no longer require glasses or contact lenses for driving. If you have a restriction on your driver’s license that requires the wearing of glasses or contact lenses you must return to the Department of Public Safety and retake the DPS vision test to have the restriction  removed off your drivers license.  A letter from the surgeon or the post-op optometrist is not sufficient and will not prevent a patient from receiving a ticket.

What is a LASIK Enhancement?

A LASIK enhancement is a follow-up LASIK procedure that sometimes is performed if the outcome of your original vision correction surgery is unsatisfactory. Enhancement procedures are performed at the discretion of your LASIK surgeon, they are based on your visual symptoms and ability to do and see the things you desired without dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Enhancements are additional surgical procedures and they require the addition of laser energy to the cornea and thus require a true medical necessity and should not simply done to just to see things a little better. An enhancement is performed by lifting the…

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LASIK Recovery Info

Immediately after LASIK surgery go home and rest.  If you are uncomfortable, you can take 2 Advil or 2 Tylenol.  Begin using your drops when you arrive home (as directed).  You will be more comfortable with your eyes closed, but it’s okay to peek.  Don’t worry if your eyes are tearing, this is a natural response and the tears are soothing and aid the healing of your eyes.  Do Not Rub Your Eyes! Expect your vision to fluctuate during the 2-3 weeks following surgery.  You may experience dimming of your vision in the evening or light sensitivity or glare.  These…

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After LASIK…get out and enjoy Houston!

With so many fun things to see and do in Houston. Here are some of our favorite activities to do in Houston after you have made the quick recovery from LASIK vision correction surgery. Hermann Park:  is a beautiful wooded site with picnic areas, running trails, lots of on-leash dog walking areas, the Houston Zoological Gardens, a public golf course and an outdoor theater featuring plays and live music.   Discovery Green:  This downtown park offers free yoga classes, movie nights and toddler story times. The park has a playground, spray fountain and Mist Tree, great for hot Houston days.  Memorial…

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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

455 E. Medical Center Blvd., Suite 110

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