LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Northside

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Northside

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Discover a Whole New World With LASIK and Other Refractive Surgeries

Wish you could see the world more clearly without having to rely on your glasses or contact lenses?

Refractive eye surgery may be the perfect solution for you!

With LASIK, you’ll enjoy clear vision, all day, everyday — without any need for corrective eyewear.

Have any of the following?

  • Myopia/nearsightedness–difficulty seeing faraway objects
  • Hyperopia/farsightedness–difficulty seeing near objects 
  • Astigmatism–blurred perception of near and far objects

Gone are the days of foggy, rain-speckled lenses. LASIK will give you the clear vision you desire and the confidence you deserve.

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Ready to See the World With Crystal Clear Vision?

What is LASIK and Refractive Surgery Co-Management?

LASIK and other refractive surgeries are delicate, and it can all feel overwhelming. That's why we work together with the eye surgeon to provide you with the best outcome in the most efficient manner.

We'll provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision and determine whether you're a candidate for refractive eye surgery. If so, we'll refer you to the ophthalmologist for surgery. Following surgery, we'll provide post-operative care to make sure you maintain healthy, clear vision.

Getting co-managed for LASIK and other refractive surgeries is an advantage, as you benefit from the expertise of two medical experts who work together to provide you with the best eye surgery results possible.

Contact Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd in Northside to schedule a consultation and find out if LASIK (or other refractive surgeries) is right for you.


How LASIK and Other Refractive Surgeries Improve Vision

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Have trouble seeing near or far away? The source of the problem may be the curvature of your cornea. An irregular corneal shape affects the way light hits the retina–which sends visual signals to the brain.

LASIK and other refractive surgeries change the shape of your cornea to offer you clear vision, without the need for contacts and glasses. After the surgery, you'll be able to swim, shower and play sports without a second thought about your eyesight.


LASIK & Refractive Surgery Benefits

  • Highly effective

    There is a reason LASIK is so popular–96% of patients report satisfaction after this procedure.

  • Works quickly

    You may see results from LASIK or other refractive surgery quickly–sometimes as soon as a day or two after the treatment.

  • Minimal discomfort

    You are unlikely to feel any pain during the procedure thanks to the numbing drops. Also, you won’t need stitches or bandages after surgery.

  • Quick recovery time

    Compared to other eye surgeries, LASIK has a relatively quick recovery time. Although the speed varies from patient to patient, you may feel like yourself again in as little as 6 to 12 hours.


How to Prepare for LASIK and Other Refractive Surgery

  • Stop wearing contact lenses–your eye doctor will tell you how soon before surgery to wear glasses instead of contacts.
  • Understand the procedure–talk to your eye doctor about what to expect.
  • Arrange a ride–you won’t be able to drive home from the clinic, so coordinate with a friend or relative.
  • Arrive with a fresh, clean face–don’t apply eye makeup and avoid wearing heavy lotions or perfumes before the procedure.

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What to Expect from the Treatment

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  • The eye surgeon will apply numbing drops to your eye.
  • They will keep your eyes open with a device .
  • The eye surgeon will make a small flap in the surface of your cornea with a laser or microkeratome–a precision surgical instrument.
  • You will look directly at a light while the eye surgeon reshapes your cornea.
  • The surgeon will place the flap back in place so it can heal.

LASIK and Refractive Surgery After-Care

  • Apply eye drops as directed by your eye doctor.
  • Rest your eyes as much as possible in the ensuing days.
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • You may return to your regular activities including driving, after a few days.
  • Go to all post-operative eye examinations.
  • You may experience blurry vision after surgery. This should go away, but if it persists after several months, discuss it with your Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd eye doctor.

LASIK & Refractive Surgery Co-Management in Northside

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • EyeMed
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare
Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 30, 2024
Very good place... very professional
- Feb. 12, 2024
Amazing experience from booking my appointment with an ease and being able to communicate my needs t... o reschedule my appointment was also a breeze. The staffs here are super accommodating and helpful in answering all of my questions as I had a lapse of time in getting my eye exam. Dr. Dixie Yee was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in helping me getting my contact lens exam and also my glasses exam. Choosing the frames and fitting my glasses was also a breeze with the front of office staffs as well. Thank you all for an amazing experience!
- Jan. 28, 2024
Wonderful service! I had a great time. I learned so much about my eye health and which size glasses ... are best for my prescription. I’m beyond pleased!
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great staff, great service convenient location!
- Jan. 08, 2024
The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Love that they were willing to assist. Highly recommen... ded this location.
- Jan. 07, 2024
Madison is an amazing technician! Patient and knowledgable about the procedure. She explains every... thing during the procedure and answers any questions I have.
- Dec. 27, 2023
I like this office. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Dr. Yee is terrific.
- Dec. 02, 2023
Love my experience with this place. My appointment was a blessing ,I had a previous eyecare company ... that I dealt with and there is no comparison. Everyone was nice and professional. They actually had an ophthalmologist on site to help me . Walter helped me with all that I needed and was a very good person. He let me try on several pairs to see what I liked and what I was comfortable with . He even straightened the glasses I already had to keep them from falling . Love this place !
- Dec. 02, 2023
I had an absolute great experience here! The place is clean and welcoming. The whole eye care team w... as very professional and addressed all of my questions and concerns. I left with a new prescription and now I’m waiting on the call to receive my glasses! Walter was such a huge help with picking out my new eye wear! Thank you so much! The whole family is coming here now.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Thorough, efficient and friendly
- Nov. 17, 2023
Everyonec there is knowledgeable and friendly! They really care about their customers! Highly recomm... ended!
- Oct. 09, 2023
I had a great experience. I don't like change very much so after Dr. Rivera retired I was hesitant t... o go back but I am very glad I did. It felt friendly and professional as always. Very happy with everything!
- Sep. 13, 2023
I’ve been a long time patient of this location, the new doctor is fantastic. She’s very attentiv... e, knowledgeable, and has great bedside manner. She caught a chronic problem that the previous doctor never even mentioned to me and after my appointment she casually asked what my job was and after I told her she pulled me back into the exam room to give me more specific information about the risk of high impact job activities that could affect my eye health. She really cares about the health of your eyes.
- Aug. 29, 2023
I had a fantastic experience at Memorial Eye Center. The entire staff was very warm and friendly thr... oughout the visit. Dr. Bui had a wonderful bedside manner while also being efficient with your time! Glad to have established care with such a great team
- Aug. 27, 2023
Super friendly and helpful each time I visit.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Love my eyeglass frames, friendly staff…thorough and efficient optometrist
- Aug. 19, 2023
Staff is very friendly and welcoming. The ophthalmologist was very informative and made my experien... ce comfortable. I highly recommend them! I love my new frames!
- Aug. 17, 2023
Very professional and courteous!
- Aug. 17, 2023
I highly recommend this office for all eye concerns. The entire staff are very helpful and friendly.... I’ve been to many offices over the years. I will continue to be a patient here. It’s a different feeling. They give you the “warm and Fuzzy” family like feeling. I think the staff members are truly friends. I can tell there is a team like atmosphere here.
- Apr. 20, 2023
This is such a wonderful establishment. The entire staff is nice and very welcoming. Dr. Gross is am... azing! She is very thorough with her exams and she answers all questions exceptionally well. I have absolutely no complaints about any of my visits. I’ll for sure be a returning patient.

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Lasik Refractive Surgery FAQs

Will I still need to wear glasses after LASIK?

The satisfaction rate is very high for post-LASIK and refractive surgery patients. That said, whether you’ll still need corrective eyewear after surgery depends on your eye condition, how well your cornea responded to surgery, and the healing process.

What are some eye problems that LASIK and refractive surgery can't correct?

LASIK and refractive surgery are specifically designed to correct refractive errors caused by an irregular shaped cornea. It can’t solve the following: 

  • Amblyopia–lazy eye
  • Cataracts–cloudy patch on the surface of the lens
  • Glaucoma–damage to the optic nerve caused by pressure inside the eye
  • Keratoconus–weak or thin cornea that bulges forward
Can LASIK or other refractive surgeries have negative effects?

No procedure is completely free of possible risks and complications and the same is true of LASIK and refractive surgery. Some of these include: 

  • Dry eye symptoms
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Flap problems including infection
  • Vision undercorrection or overcorrection 

If you experience any of these. Contact Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd right away.

Will I have to have LASIK and refractive surgery again?

Usually, LASIK or refractive surgery is successful the first time around. However, if the problem persists after the treatment, the eye surgeon may repeat the surgery.

Contact Memorial Eye Center - Heights Blvd in Northside today to learn more about LASIK and other refractive surgeries and to find out if you're a candidate.


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