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Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center

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401 S. RR 620, Suite 210
Lakeway, TX 78734
Phone: 512-263-9000
Fax: 512-263-9126

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What is LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK (Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis) is one of two major types of Laser Vision Correction (LVC).  The other is photorefractive keratectomy (PRK).  Both of these procedures are used to improve vision in people with refractive errors: nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism.  Both of these procedures actually use the same laser to re-shape the cornea in order to re-focus the eye.  The difference in the procedures is in the technique used to prepare the cornea prior to using the laser for re-shaping.  LASIK makes a flap of cornea to fold back prior to changing the shape of the middle layer of the cornea with the laser, and in PRK the top layer of the cornea is actually gently removed prior to proceeding with the laser (the layer re-grows after the surgery under a bandage contact lens).

  

Who is a good LASIK candidate?

If you are over 18 years old, have a refractive error, have a normal healthy cornea, and have stable vision you are most likely a good candidate for LASIK.  People with certain medical conditions, expectant mothers, and people with cataracts are not good candidates.

Who is a good PRK candidate?

As above for LASIK, most people older than 18 with refractive errors are good candidates for PRK.  PRK differs from LASIK in that no flap is created, and this makes PRK a good procedure for those patients with thinner corneas.  This procedure may also be preferred in patients with moderate dry eye.  As with LASIK, people with certain medical conditions, expectant mothers, and people with cataracts are not good candidates.

What will happen on my screening exam?

On your initial visit, you will be screened for eye diseases, such as keratoconus and retinal problems.  We will also perform a refraction to measure the refractive error of your eyes, and we will complete a corneal topography exam to “map” your corneas.  Once you are cleared for the surgery, we will ask you to stay out of your contacts for a specific length of time prior to the procedure.  This ensures that you will have no residual distortion from wearing the contacts.

KAMRA Vision

Tired of reading glasses?

The Kamra corneal inlay could be the treatment for you- this is the first FDA approved procedure in the US for the treatment of presbyopia (loss of near vision).

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New Treatments on the Horizon

Ask about our exciting pharmaceutical studies for:

  • Dry Eyes
  • Glaucoma
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Chalazion (Stye)

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Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery

Bringing LASIK laser technology to cataract surgery is revolutionizing the procedure due to increased accuracy. The surgery is now not only bladeless, but the unprecedented precision allows each patient to have a treatment customized to their eye.

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Read Our Reviews

"Dr. Rhodes is a master at getting your vision right. I love not wearing glasses; colors are brighter, vision is clearer. He explains what is going on with your vision and what he is going to do for you in a manner that is clear and understandable. Also, it's a small thing, but increasingly rare, every time I have an appointment, I am seen within a few minutes of the appointed time. I recommend Dr. Rhodes to everyone I know, he is just that good!"

- Charles B.
6/2016


"I am very impressed during my first visit with Dr. Dang, from the front desk to the nurses, gave me a good feeling who Dr.Dang is. Dr. Dang is an excellent doctor, very thorough, approachable, kind and polite. It didn't give me a second thought to go ahead with my cataract surgery. I am extremely happy with him and his team during my surgery. I'm blessed I found an excellent doctor like him and proud to recommend to anyone."

-Susan G. in Round Rock, TX
Feb 09, 2016

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401 Ranch Rd 620 S #210
Lakeway, TX 78734
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Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am5pm
Wednesday8am5pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am3pm
SaturdayClosed
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