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Carl L. Sylvester, M.D. is the Medical Director and head refractive surgeon at LasikPlus Vision Center in Oklahoma City. Dr. Sylvester has been working in the field of ophthalmology since 1996, has been performing laser vision correction since 2000 and has been with LasikPlus since 2007. A board-certified ophthalmologist, he specializes in cataract surgery and laser vision correction. He is also one of only a select few physicians who is fellowship trained in LASIK surgery.
Dr. Sylvester is a National Merit Scholar who attended Baylor University on a full academic scholarship. He earned his medical degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine where he graduated with Honors. He performed his internship at Mercy Hospital at the University of Pittsburgh and completed his ophthalmology residency at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Sylvester also completed a one-year Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery at the internationally renowned Sinskey Eye Institute in Los Angeles, California.
Upon completion of his fellowship, he was asked to join the Sinskey Eye Institute as the Assistant Director of the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Department. In 2003, he and his wife moved back to Oklahoma where he is the founder and President of The Sylvester Eye Center providing comprehensive medical and surgical eye care. With his advanced training and years of experience, Dr. Sylvester is committed to patient success and satisfaction.
Dr. Sylvester is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow in the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the Oklahoma State Medical Association.
"I am one of the few fellowship-trained LASIK surgeons and have experience performing laser vision correction since 2000. I am committed to my patients' satisfaction." - Carl Sylvester, M.D.
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Myopia is the medical term for “nearsightedness”. Being nearsighted means you can see near objects well without the use of glasses or contact lenses, but your distance vision is blurry. Myopia affects about one out of every 3 or 4 people.
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