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Dr. George Kaufman came to The Woodlands in 1976 when there were only about 1,100 people in the new community of The Woodlands, just 28 miles north of downtown Houston. He opened The Woodlands Eye Associates in the Wharf Professional Building in Grogan’s Mill Shopping Center. In 1986, he and a group of nine other doctors built and opened The Woodlands Medical and Dental Center on Medical Plaza Drive near The Woodlands Hospital where he continues to maintain the Woodlands Eye Associates, Medical Plaza Dr. office. Due to the growth of the practice and The Woodlands, Dr. Kaufman opened his second office in Panther Creek Shopping Center.

Woodlands Eye Associates is also fortunate to have some of the area’s most talented doctors on its staff. In 1986, Dr. Stephen G. Slade, an ophthalmologist and world-renowned refractive eye surgeon, joined the staff as a surgical consultant. Dr. Slade was the first doctor in the country to perform LASIK refractive surgery. Dr. Slade has taught LASIK to more than 8,000 surgeons nationwide and wrote the first LASIK textbook. Today all pre- and post-op care for LASIK is managed in The Woodlands by Woodlands Eye Associates and the surgery is performed by Dr. Slade in Houston.

Woodlands Eye Associates also counts among its staff of doctors; Dr. Britt Wright, who joined the practice in 1996 and Dr. Ginger Brown who has practiced in both offices since 2005. All our therapeutic optometrists are board certified in the treatment and management of ocular diseases and glaucoma specialists.

Both offices offer quality lenses like Varilux® and many more that can be framed in over 2000 of the latest designer styles and colors. Additionally, both offices have easy access, large showrooms, and prompt service. The product knowledge and expertise of Woodlands Eye Associates’ long-term opticians are priceless. They can assist you in your selection by discussing the pros, cons and performance of the products based on your specific need. Their state-of-the-art, on-site optical lab produces fast, accurate, one-day services on most eyeglasses. Custom tinting, ultraviolet protection, scratch resistant coatings and more are available.

The staff invests significant time in researching the latest and greatest products on the market. The products that make the cut are many times only found in The Woodlands at Woodlands Eye Associates.

Eyewear is important but contact lenses often furnish great vision and unparalleled convenience. However, some people are difficult to fit. Woodlands Eye Associates have built a reputation for successfully achieving the perfect lens fit for these patients. Their patients range from first time wearers to those in bifocal lenses and everyone in between. As an additional bonus to contact lens wearers, you receive a discount on eyewear from the Woodlands Eye Associates in-house Optical Centers.

Woodlands Eye Associates repeatedly compares to the contact lens prices touted by national chains and Internet sites. Plus there no delays, shipping costs, sales tax or quantity buy requirements and we have free shipping with annual supply purchase. Woodlands Eye Associates carries a substantial inventory of contact lenses, plus gives the patient the option to order lenses online. Rebates are also made available to patients. The doctors’ assistants work diligently to make life easier for those who wear contact lens.

Lasik is also an option for patients of Woodlands Eye Associates. As a patient of Woodlands Eye, Drs. Kaufman, Wright, and Brown will manage your pre- and post-op care in The Woodlands. Dr. Slade will perform the LASIK procedure in Houston. You will receive the finest treatment available for this surgery from the continual care of Woodlands Eye Associates and the knowledge and skill of an internationally known LASIK expert.