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Stephen G. Slade MD accolades and credentials

Stephen Slade MD launches new revolutionary patient education website for Slade & Baker Vision.

Dr Stephen Slade, a world renowned ophthalmologist and a refractive surgery expert has recently completed work with Patient Education Concepts and Glacial Multimedia Inc. on a new website concept aimed at creating a better user experience and access to quality patient education.

Stephen Slade MD pioneers usage of AJAX technology on ophthalmology websites.

The use of new AJAX technology is one of the first main impactful items recognized on the homepage of this website. The homepage of the Stephen Slade MD website actually utilizes a double ajax module. The first AJAX module is geared to helping eye care patients find the most important information and contains large icons that direct patients into one of 5 main treatment areas. The second ajax module contains more text and contains details of Dr. Stephen Slade’s credentials and success at the practice level. AJAX is a great new technology also referred to as j. query and contains vast benefits in today’s website compatibility world. AJAX renders completely fine on various mobile devices where flash does not including the iPhone, Blackberry and Android mobile devices. AJAX also has significant advantages relative to search engines and their ability to crawl unique text.

Dr. Slade has been a major contributor to the field of ophthalmology and is considered to be a pioneer amongst his peers. In 1991, along with Stephen Brint MD, Dr. Slade performed the first LASIK in the United States. Later he performed the first Custom LASIK ablation based on topography in the United States and has remained on the cutting edge, having the first and longest experience with all laser LASIK, accommodating intraocular lenses for cataract surgery (crystalens) and implantable corneal contact lens.

In 2006 the American Academy of Ophthalmology and International Society of Refractive Surgery selected Dr. Slade for the 2007 Barraquer Award and Lecture, the top award in Refractive Surgery. His peers have selected him for inclusion in “Top Fifty Opinion Leaders,” “Top Texas Doctors,” “Best Doctors,” and “Best Doctors in America.” He has also received the Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a regular presenter at medical meetings where he has received several “Best Speaker” awards and has twice won First Place at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Film Festival.
Dr. Slade is on several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Refractive Surgery, has produced many articles, book chapters, holds five patents or patents pending in the field and has authored five textbooks on refractive surgery.

Stephen Slade, MD has been featured in numerous news segments aired on CBS, ABC, NBC, UPI International and PBS as well as numerous national affiliate stations. Dr. Slade has also been quoted in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek. He was the featured surgeon on the Emmy Award- winning PBS documentary “20/10 by 2010?” narrated by Walter Cronkite.

Academic & Professional Affiliations

• American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) – Fellow
• American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) – Fellow
• American College of Surgeons (ACS) – Fellow
• American College of Eye Surgeons (ACES)- Fellow
• International Intraocular Implant Club (IIIC) – Member
• International Society of Refractive Surgery (ISRS) – Member
• Texas Ophthalmology Association (TOA) – Member
• Houston Ophthalmology Society (HOS) – Member