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Why Choose Slade & Baker Vision Center?
Slade & Baker Vision Center is regarded as one of the leading eye care centers in the United States. Stephen G. Slade MD, FACS and Richard N. Baker OD have helped thousands of people from Houston and around the world see better and improve their quality of life with cataract surgery, LASIK and other types of vision correction procedures. Drs. Slade and Baker have practiced together since 1983. Dr Slade was the first doctor in North America to perform LASIK, Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery and the first doctor in North America to implant the accommodating IOL (Crystalens) for cataracts and the correction of presbyopia (difficulty with near vision).
Many patients choose a vision correction surgeon without doing extensive research on their surgeon. The most important aspect of choosing a surgeon should be based on surgeon experience and surgical outcomes. Most surgeons and vision correction specialists, on the other hand, who choose a vision correction specialist for themselves or their family, seek out the opinions of their colleagues, read the published literature and observe the leaders and teachers at major medical meetings. Dr Stephen Slade MD is a LASIK specialist that is indeed a surgeon’s surgeon. He has performed laser eye surgery and refractive surgery on more than 450 other ophthalmic surgeons and hundreds of other surgeons from other medical specialties.
At Slade & Baker Vision Center, we are committed to excellence because our patients turn to us for the best eye care treatment available.
Slade & Baker Vision Center invests in the most advanced laser, surgical and pre-op testing equipment available on the market. From LASIK to cataract surgery to corneal disease to the treatment of other eye diseases, Slade & Baker Vision Center is highly capable of diagnosing and treating your unique ocular condition.
We try to offer the best options to address each patient’s particular need. Recently we became the first site in the US to offer Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgery. In this amazing advance, a femtosecond laser is used to perform many of the steps of cataract surgery. We believe laser cataract surgery will offer safer, more precise outcomes to our patients. We are certainly excited about our continued work with ALL LASER LASIK using our advanced scanning Technolas laser as well as our new Wavelight laser, the newest laser available in the United States. With our IntraLase femtosecond laser, we can now offer our patients a Blade Free LASIK procedure that eliminates the risks associated with bladed microkeratomes and proven to improve visual outcomes. We also offer the latest intraocular lens technology for the correction of cataracts and presbyopia and we offer implantable collamer lenses (ICLs) which may be a better option for some patients than LASIK.
Leaders in the Ophthalmic Industry
Laser eye surgery and refractive surgery technology change at a rapid pace. Dr. Stephen Slade is an internationally recognized specialist who has access to the latest technology and knowledge. He is the author of the main textbook on LASIK laser eye surgery based on his extensive research in the field. He has trained, personally taught, lectured and certified LASIK to over 8,000 eye surgeons. There is no better way to truly understand each subtle nuance of refractive surgery than to teach it.
Slade & Baker Vision Center is recognized as a center of excellence by major pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. Our practice is continuously sought out by manufacturers to conduct clinical trials on new medications and technologies.
Every member of our Slade & Baker Vision Center team is dedicated to providing excellent patient care. Our practice motto is "Patient Care First", and we will work hard to let you know that you are our priority throughout every step of your care with us at Slade & Baker Vision Center. We are continually striving to maximize our outcomes and minimize the chance for complications.
We want to help you make your decision in as informed a way as possible and in your own time. We hope the information on our website will help you make the right decision. Please ask us any questions you may have and continue to educate yourself about our technology and procedures. Please remember that refractive surgery is elective surgery. The final choice whether to have surgery must be your own. Modern cataract surgery and refractive surgery can provide very good results with a minimum of complications, but there will always be some risks. We believe the more you know about cataract and refractive surgery, the better your experience will be.