Kevin Merkley, MD

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Joffe MediCenter
5420 West Loop South
Foundation Medical Tower, Suite 4200
Bellaire, Texas 77401

(866) 685-6993


Serving patients seeking Custom Wavefront LASIK and Laser Vision Correction in Houston, Bellaire and the surrounding area

Dr. Kevin Merkley

Kevin Merkley, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist who is recognized as one of the most experienced corneal and refractive surgeons in the nation. He has successfully performed more than 20,000 vision correction procedures during his prolific career spanning more than 15 years. Dr. Merkley's unsurpassed surgical skills and excellent track record of life-changing vision correction results have motivated thousands of patients to entrust their eyes to him, including fellow doctors as well as pilots, military personnel, athletes and Dr. Merkley's own family members. A strong believer in the gift of sight that laser vision correction provides, Dr. Merkley is proud to have personally had LASIK and loves the lifestyle that comes with being less dependent on glasses and contact lenses. He is frequently invited to lecture on the latest vision correction techniques and has published extensively on the subject. His work has been included in some of the most prestigious medical journals in the nation and he has participated in a number of ophthalmic clinical studies. Dr. Merkley is now a professor of ophthalmology on faculty at The University of Texas and performs LASIK at Joffe MediCenter in association with The University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

The vision correction team at Joffe MediCenter is comprised of compassionate, competent health care professionals who are committed to providing stellar patient care. Joffe MediCenter's staff members routinely attend continuing education courses and seminars to improve their technical and interpersonal skills. Eye care patients of Joffe MediCenter can rest assured that the entire team is dedicated to providing exceptional, life-enhancing eye care.

To schedule a free consultation with Dr. Merkley and learn more about your vision correction options, contact Joffe MediCenter at (866) 685-6993.

What Do Patients Say About Dr. Merkley and Joffe MediCenter?

"Great results, friendly staff and felt very comfortable with Doctor Merkley." —Christi N.

"I find Joffe to be a first class organization! I really can't think of any way to improve upon your current way of doing business." —Linda B.

"I tell my friends that the whole experience at Joffe was wonderful, and exceeded all of my expectations — everything from my initial phone call to schedule my appointment, through to my follow up care! This is honestly the best money you will ever spend. Being given the gift of sight without glasses is truly awesome. Coming to Joffe makes it even better!!!" —Yvette G.

"Joffe was very professional & thorough in its examinations. What can I say: Great price, Exceptional people!" —Cheryl M.

More About Joffe MediCenter

Founded by pioneers in the field of laser vision correction, Joffe MediCenter is deeply committed to providing excellent patient care and the highest quality LASIK treatments. The Joffe MediCenter houses several state-of-the-art laser technologies for optimal vision correction outcomes. First, diagnostic testing is performed with the Orbscan and custom wavefront analyzers, which measure even the most minute vision flaws and create three-dimensional corneal maps. This information helps ensure LASIK candidacy as well as the best treatment options and surgical lasers to be used during surgery.

Joffe MediCenter features several LASIK platforms, including the Alcon Allegretto Wave excimer laser and the Bausch & Lomb Technolas 217z Zyoptix System, both of which provide excellent refractive surgery outcomes. These leading-edge surgical lasers are used in conjunction with Custom Wavefront LASIK, a procedure that uses a vast array of microsensors to further customize the LASIK procedure to each patient's individual eye measurements and corneal shape. Using only the latest and most sophisticated surgical lasers and technologies, Dr. Merkley is able to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism.

Patients undergoing LASIK at Joffe MediCenter choose from two instruments used to create the "corneal flap." Dr. Merkley is certified to use the Bausch & Lomb Zyoptix XP microkeratome (a blade), which can be used to create the flap that gives the excimer laser access to the underlying portion of the cornea (the stroma). Following vision correction, the corneal flap is placed back into its previous position to act as a natural bandage for the eye.

At Joffe, it is our commitment to make LASIK affordable and accessible. With multiple financing plans to fit any budget, your per eye payments can be as low as approximately $1 per day!

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More About Kevin Merkley, MD

Kevin Merkley, MD, obtained his undergraduate degree at Utah State University and his Masters in Business Administration at Brigham Young University. He received his medical degree at the University of Utah. Dr. Merkley completed a medical internship at the Geisinger Medical Center and an ophthalmology residency at St. Luke's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. In recognition of his excellent academic standing and outstanding surgical skills, Dr. Merkley was selected for a prestigious fellowship position in corneal and anterior segment surgery at the University of California, Irvine, where he was able to study and work with some of the nation's leading eye surgery experts. He is a proud member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Medical Association.

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