LASIK Recommendations by Eye Condition in Houston, TX
Very few people actually spend an entire lifetime without requiring vision correction of some type. Below we have listed the various conditions that are regularly treated with LASIK surgery at Eye Excellence by board-certified ophthalmologist Mary T. Green, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., one of the area’s most trusted names in vision correction surgery. Eye Excellence provides various forms of laser vision correction procedures for residents of Houston, Missouri City and the surrounding areas of Texas.
Myopia or nearsightedness is the most common vision problem among young people. Myopia occurs when light rays focus at a point in front of the retina. People with myopia can focus clearly on objects that are close up and experience blurriness when looking at objects at distance and mid-range. Myopia is corrected by flattening the cornea. Depending upon an individual’s age, lifestyle and prescription, either LASIK, Implantable Contact Lenses or Clear Lens Exchange with Multifocal Lenses or Crystalens may be recommended.
Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a condition that occurs when light rays focus at a point behind the retina, causing difficulty in focusing on objects at close range and being able to see more clearly at a distance. To correct Hyperopia the cornea is made steeper or more curved, and either, LASIK, LASEK or Clear Lens Exchange with Multifocal lenses may be recommended, based on your age, lifestyle, and prescription.
Astigmatism describes an irregularly shaped cornea that causes light rays to be focused on different points and results in blurry vision at any distance. Astigmatism may also distort vision or cause double vision, halos or glare. Astigmatism is a common condition, corrected by making the cornea more spherical. LASIK or LASEK may be recommended depending upon the patient’s prescription.
Presbyopia eventually affects almost everyone once we hit the age of 40. As the eye’s lens loses its natural flexibility, the eye loses its ability to shift between distant and close focal points. Several types of vision correction alternatives exist for the treatment of presbyopia, including Monovision LASIK or LASEK, or Clear Lens Exchange with Multifocal Lenses.
How Much Does LASIK Cost in Houston?
- Even if your insurance plan doesn’t cover vision correction, you can use cash, a credit card, or approved financing for payment.
- Choose from no-interest plans, extended payment options up to 48 months and no down payment.
Please visit our Cost of LASIK page for more information.
The vision experts at Eye Excellence are passionate about helping change the way you see the world. Both your age and prescription play important roles in determining which advanced vision correction procedure will provide you with the best results, and your Eye Excellence vision expert will help you weigh the factors of each procedure. Dr. Green and her staff are committed to providing you with the information you need before, during and after your advanced vision correction so you can have a comfortable experience and a quick recovery. If you live in Houston, Missouri City or the surrounding areas of Texas and have any questions at all, please contact us at any time.