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We utilize state-of-the-art labs and the latest lens technology to offer our patients the highest quality eyewear available. We also accept nearly every vision plan, and our experienced opticians will help you maximize your insurance benefits and discounts.

Berkeley Eye Center is one of only a few providers across Houston who offer the iLASIK procedure.  Just like your fingerprint and DNA, the information fed into our laser is unique to your eyes only. Each of your eyes will receive its own custom laser procedure.  We also offer exciting treatments to reduce the need for reading glasses for patients age 40+.

Our services include:

  • Routine Family Eye Care
  • Glaucoma Management
  • Dry Eye Treatment
  • Diabetic Eye Eiseases
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Retina Care
  • Latest Lens Implant Technology
  • iLASIK Laser Vision Correction
  • 21 Convenient Locations

Why Berkeley Eye Center?

With a reputation that spans more than 55 years, Berkeley Eye Center is recognized as one of Texas’ most established comprehensive eye care facilities. In addition to our 20 clinics and optical locations located throughout the greater Houston area, we also offer patients the added access and convenience of five state-of-the art laser eye centers throughout Texas, and the Caplan Surgery Center, a Medicare-licensed ambulatory surgery center for outpatient cataract care.

As pioneers in the field of cataract and refractive surgery, our surgeons continue to set the standard in the field of LASIK laser vision correction, cataract removal and implantation, retina care and glaucoma management.

The goal for Berkeley Eye Center is to provide you with affordable, superior eye care and unparalleled customer service.

Why is my reading vision changing?

man reading menuBeginning in our 40’s and 50’s, we begin to notice that our near vision is becoming blurry, making it difficult to see up close. We struggle to focus while reading a menu at a restaurant, reading the newspaper, and even using our mobile phones, so we become dependent on our reading glasses. This natural loss of reading vision is called presbyopia, and eventually effects all of us, even if we never needed corrective lenses before.

What Causes Presbyopia?

The eye’s natural lens is flexible, and works similarly to a camera lens, adjusting our focus from distance to near. However, as we age, this lens becomes less flexible, unable to adjust your focus to help you see properly up close. To compensate for this, reading glasses are needed more often for everyday tasks.

What Are My Options?

Many people that experience presbyopia become frustrated with reading glasses, and more interested in refractive surgeries such as LASIK and PRK. While LASIK and PRK can correct vision problems such a nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, these are not necessarily the best for someone who is experiencing presbyopia. At Berkeley Eye Center, we have several options to help reduce your need for reading glasses.

Monovision LASIK

Monovision LASIK is a treatment in which your dominant eye is corrected to have clear distance vision, and the nondominant eye is corrected for clear near vision. Most patients that choose monovision LASIK achieve clear vision at all distances, without the need for glasses or contact lenses.

To learn more about Monovision LASIK, click here.

Refractive Lens Exchange

For patients that wish to reduce their dependence on reading glasses, and also have the early stages of cataracts, Refractive Lens Exchange may be an option for you. Refractive Lens Exchange is a procedure in which the eyes natural lens is removed, and an intraocular lens is implanted. There are a number of different intraocular lens options that can help provide patients with correction both distance and near vision, reducing the need for glasses. These lens options include the Symfony Lens, ReSTOR, Tecnis Multifocal, Crystalens, or Toric Lens Implants. To learn more about Refractive Lens Exchange, click here.


We utilize state-of-the-art labs and the latest lens technology to offer our patients the highest quality eyewear available. We also accept nearly every vision plan, and our experienced opticians will help you maximize your insurance benefits and discounts.

Over 3,800 5-Star Reviews ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

5 by Karen Betche via 
“My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Yankelove for many years, and have always found he and his staff at Berkeley’s Katy Freeway location to be wonderful to work with. Yesterday, Dr. Yankelove performed cataract surgery on me at the Caplan Surgery Center at Berkeley’s Weslayan location. And I have say, I couldn’t be happier with the way the whole process was handled. Everyone was very helpful, professional and couldn’t have been nicer to deal with. And Dr. Yankelove was fantastic through the whole process! I would highly recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a new eye doctor! This all went so well that I’m actually looking forward to getting my second eye done!!”

5 by Mperales via
“All of he staff there at the facility are very friendly and helpful. The facility is very clean and neat.”

5by O_presto

“Kaitlyn in contacts is awesome!!! She is such an awesome employee with her customer’s concerns! She has helped me with my many contact issues over several months. She has taken the problems and handled them her self instead of referring me back to the DR. He has no idea what an asset she is at the is location! Thank you to The Woodlands team for all your professionalism and customer cares!”

5 by Virgie Lawson via
“I was not only impressed with the Drs. McCauley and Miller but the staff as well. The efficiency of the office protocol is the best I have seen. Melissa who helped me with my glasses was so patient and helpful. I am more than pleased with Berkeley.”

5 by Flavia P. via
“The nurse that took care of me was very friendly and professional. She made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. There was no rushing to get to another patient. I felt like I was her only patient for that day. Doctor Varnell explained my eye test results very clearly, I understood everything he said.I am very pleased with Berkeley Eye Center and the staff.”

5 by Monte P. via
“I feel that I have gotten the best in eye care from Dr. Shrum and his staff”

5 by Alice_Slagle via
“I came in for my annual exam with Dr. McQueen. It was thorough and pleasant as always. He talked with me about my concerns and helped me plan for a future procedure. The eye glasses center goes above expectations for helping make a decision about glasses. Very cheerful and supportive. Would highly recommend to anyone.”