After a military career spent treating soldiers and veterans in far-flung locales ranging from Kosovo to stateside Veterans Affairs hospitals, Dr. Joseph R. Rogalinski returned to his adopted home of Texas to tackle a new challenge: a civilian optometry practice. Joined by Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen and Dr. Jeffrey Legrande, he now dedicates his workday to improving eyesight with services ranging from comprehensive eye exams to laser surgery co-management and emergency eyecare treatments. His practice also houses an eyewear emporium with more than 1,000 eyeglass frames in as many different styles. Brands include Coach, RayBan, Harley Davidson and Dolce & Gabbana; each of their locations features different designers and different passwords for obtaining the ?good? sunglasses.
The doctors at Woodlands Custom Vision harness the peeper-restoring powers of cutting-edge laser technologies to help patients see clearly without glasses or contact lenses. The blade-free Allegretto Wave Eye-Q procedure utilizes an ultra-thin laser pulse to resculpt the surface of the cornea, correcting vision-related issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, calling everyone "Greg," and astigmatism. Prior to undergoing the process, patients submit to a thorough examination to ensure they're a good candidate for the procedure and that the machinery is properly calibrated for their unique ocular orbs. Patients will be able to see immediately after the surgery––which takes seconds per eye––and can continue all normal functioning, including driving and working, the next day. Customers can rest assured that their optical devices are in good hands, as Woodlands Custom Vision has enhanced more than 15,000 sets of eyeballs and is the preferred LASIK center of the Houston Texans and their eyebrows.
Corralled by crisp, dark wood borders, display cases full of designer spectacles from Ray-Ban, Fendi, Gucci, and Christian Dior glitter under bright hanging lights at Custom Eye Care. These designer frames, which can be customized with specialty materials and coatings such as HD panes by Zeiss, adorn the faces of Dr. M. Elaine Vlasak's patients after she conducts an eye exam. In addition to helping patients achieve clear vision with glasses, the doctor, who speaks Spanish, English, and Sea Horse, gives LASIK consultations and diagnoses glaucoma, diabetes, and cataracts. When she's not treating eyes, Dr. Vlasak is teaching at the UIW School of Optometry.
Ultravision's four doctors come from diverse backgrounds, a fact which allows them to perform everything from simple eye exams to advanced Lasik procedures. Dr. Tran, for example, specializes in fitting custom contact lenses and managing anterior segment diseases. Dr. Barondes, meanwhile brings experience in pediatric vision therapy to the table, while Dr. Trevino performs glaucoma and cataract surgeries.
Dr. Tomy Starck, the center's director, takes Lasik surgery one step further. Due to his expertise and long experience in the field of vision correction, he capably performs the Lasik treatment which uses a Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix laser to re-sculpt the front surface of the eye in an individual pattern. That means that the treatment is completely customized to the patient's eye imperfections, often correcting their vision to 20/20 and allowing them to go out without wearing glasses or carrying a cumbersome prescription spyglass.
South Texas Eye Institute's Dr. Lisa Martén focuses the cutting edge of ocular technology on unfocused eyes to help them see the world aright. During the LASIK procedure, she utilizes the IntraLase bladeless corneal-cutting method, which harnesses a femtosecond laser to reduce human error in creating the flap necessary to modify the cornea's shape. Then the CustomVue treatment reshapes the cornea using a unique map, more precisely improving each peeper.