Carlos Manrique De Lara, MD, FACS
The Woodlands Custom Vision Center
9595 Six Pines Drive, Suite 6240
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
Drs. Malik and Manrique De Lara
LASIK in The Woodlands, Texas
Dr. Carlos Manrique de Lara has been recognized and featured in Newsweek as being Board-Certified and Nationally Recognized for his commitment to excellence in vision correction.
Carlos Manrique De Lara, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has helped thousands of patients achieve clear vision through LASIK. Dr. Manrique De Lara is the Medical Director of The Woodlands Custom Vision Center the LASIK center of choice for many professional athletes and community leaders. The Woodlands Custom Vision Center is especially proud to serve as the preferred LASIK center for the NFL's Houston Texans and Houston Aeros.
Dr. Manrique De Lara performing LASIK
In order to eliminate or reduce his patients' dependence on corrective eyewear, Dr. Manrique De Lara uses a combination of talent, extensive experience and a patient-focused treatment philosophy. This approach has proven effective in correcting a variety of refractive errors, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Dr. Manrique De Lara strives to provide personalized care in a relaxing environment in order to alleviate his patients' anxiety and enhance their treatment experience.
Dr. Manrique De Lara recognizes that undergoing LASIK eye surgery is a major decision. He personally takes the time to get to know his patients, learn about their concerns and answer any questions. The unhurried pre-surgical consultation process helps establish trust and further reduces any fears patients might have.
Dr. Manrique De Lara encourages you to schedule a free personal appointment by calling The Woodlands Custom Vision Center at (800) 391-2416. During your consultation Dr. Manrique De Lara will help you determine whether you might be a LASIK candidate.
Refractive Eye Surgery at The Woodlands Custom Vision Center
The Woodlands Custom Vision Center was established with patient safety and satisfaction in mind. The center features state-of-the-art surgical equipment and a highly experienced surgical team that is dedicated to helping all patients improve their eyesight.
The Woodlands Custom Vision Center was one of the first laser eye surgery practices in the Houston area to offer the sophisticated iLASIK procedure. Dr. Manrique De Lara begins this treatment by using WaveScan technology to create a detailed map of the patient's cornea. He then employs the IntraLase femtosecond laser to create a tiny flap in the cornea. Dr. Manrique De Lara then lifts the flap out of the way and uses the Allegretto excimer laser to reshape the underlying tissues. The Allegretto laser is pre-programmed to correct the corneal imperfections revealed on the WaveScan corneal map. The combination of WaveScan, IntraLase and Allegretto technologies helps promotes excellent vision at all distances.
Dr. Carlos Manrique De Lara
In addition to LASIK, Dr. Manrique De Lara also offers presbyopia surgery, keratoconus therapy and cataract surgery. Presbyopia is a type of hyperopia that affects most people over the age of 40. In order to restore clear near vision in presbyopic patients, Dr. Manrique De Lara performs conductive keratoplasty (CK). This procedure uses radio waves to reshape the cornea so that it refracts the incoming light rays properly. Keratoconus is a condition whereby the cornea bulges forward. Dr. Manrique De Lara treats keratoconus by inserting Intacs corneal rings in the corneas. A cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens. In order to treat this condition, Dr. Manrique De Lara performs cataract surgery with premium IOLs, such as AcrySof ReSTOR and ReZoom IOLs.
Dr. Manrique De Lara's Professional Background
Carlos Manrique De Lara, MD, FACS, is a superbly educated physician who has devoted his career to ophthalmology. After completing his Doctor of Medicine degree, Dr. Manrique De Lara completed surgical internships at Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland, and at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He subsequently studied neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and neuro-ophthalmology at Michigan State University. Dr. Manrique De Lara pursued additional training at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he was also named Chief Resident.
Dr. Manrique De Lara currently serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and he has also served as an assistant professor at Texas A&M University and the Scott & White Clinic. He is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery.