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Dr. Paul Beckwith has been in practice for more than 25 years. He and his staff treat each patient as they would like to be treated – with compassion, consideration, and concern. Whether visiting for an annual exam or troubled by a new vision problem, every patient deserves our time and attention throughout every step at Sealy Eye Center.

Together, our team at Sealy Eye Center and On Site Optical is dedicated to your vision for life.

Meet our doctors:

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Paul Beckwith, O.D.

Dr. Beckwith has been providing superior, outstanding eye care services in Sealy, TX, for over 25 years. Along with the rest of the optometry team at Sealy Eye Center, he welcomes each patient warmly and treats everyone with genuine consideration and expert skill. He provides all-inclusive family eye care, with a specialized emphasis on senior and advanced vision problems. Whether you need basic vision testing or complex management of an eye disease, he will satisfy your vision needs precisely and comprehensively.

Dr. Beckwith received his B.S. from the University of Houston. He then attended the University of Texas, where he studied in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and was awarded certification as an Optometric Glaucoma Specialist. In 1972, Dr. Beckwith graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry and was granted his Doctor of Optometry degree with honors. He also earned the high privilege of being licensed by the state of Texas to practice therapeutic optometry. When you visit Dr. Beckwith for treatment, you are putting your vision in trusted hands.

While Dr. Beckwith invites all patients to benefit from his first-rate experience (over 46 years practicing optometry!), he has a particular interest in treating complicated vision problems. He stays current with the newest advances in ocular medicine and provides thorough evaluations and co-management for cataracts, progressive glaucoma treatment, and co-management services for refractive surgery. He strives to serve all patients in his Sealy, TX, optometry office with the best eye health possible. Dr. Beckwith’s mission is clear – he is devoted to helping everyone enjoy quality vision for life.

Dr. Beckwith affiliates with no hospital and collaborates with other medical specialists without joining any medical groups. Contact our eye care center in Sealy, TX, to book a consultation. We are pleased to serve patients from Sealy and all surrounding neighborhoods, such as Bellville, Wallis, Columbus, La Grange, Eagle Lake, Brookshire and Harwood.

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Stephen Glenn Slade, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Stephen Slade, M.D., a specialist in Presbyopia correction, cataract surgery, LASIKImplantable Contact Lenses, and refractive surgery, is a Houston native whose private practice is in Houston, Texas. He attended Tulane University and the University of Texas Medical School with a final, elective year spent at Guy’s Hospital, London, graduating summa cum laude, with highest honors.

He completed a residency at the LSU Eye Center in New Orleans and fellowships in corneal surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and in New York, New York on Project ORBIS. Dr. Slade is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American College of Surgeons. He is an active teacher of surgical techniques and has taught, lectured to, and certified over 8,000 surgeons on LASIK and lamellar refractive surgery.

In 1991, along with Stephen Brint MD, he performed the first LASIK in the United States. Later he performed the first Custom LASIK ablation based on topography in the United States. He has since done tens of thousands of cases.

Stephen Slade, M.D. has remained on the cutting edge, having the nation’s longest experience with Laser Cataract Surgery, all laser LASIK, accommodating IOLs (Crystalens) and the implantable contact lens (ICL). In fact, Dr. Slade was a lead investigator and presented the data to the FDA for panel approval for both the Crystalens and the implantable contact lens. Of unique note, Dr. Slade is considered a “surgeon’s surgeon”. Over 450 of his fellow eye surgeons have chosen him for their own eye surgery. He is an active researcher and the U.S. medical monitor for several new technologies including the Intralase laser for All Laser LASIK, the implantable corneal contact lens, and the Wavelight laser . He has received numerous awards including 11 named lectures, Refractive Surgeon of the Year, two China Service Medals, the Summit Technologies Pioneer of Refractive Surgery Award, the Casebeer Award and the Lans Lectureship.

In 2007 Dr. Slade received the Barraquer Award, the high award from the largest society of refractive surgeons. The Barraquer Award is given only once a year to one doctor in the world. Dr. Slade was selected by his peers for both “Best Doctors” and “Best Doctors in America” and has received the Honor Award of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a regular presenter at medical meetings and has received several “Best Speaker” awards and has twice won First Place at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Film Festival. He has served on several Editorial Boards including the Journal of Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Slade has produced many articles, book chapters, holds four patents or patents pending in the field and has authored nine textbooks on refractive surgery. He has been featured in numerous news segments aired on CBS, ABC and PBS as well as numerous national affiliate stations. Dr. Slade has been quoted in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal as well as numerous local press stories. Dr. Slade was the featured surgeon on the Emmy Award winning PBS documentary “20/10 by 2010?” narrated by Walter Cronkite.

Stephen Slade, MD was the first doctor in the United States to use the latest technology for cataract removal, the Femtosecond Laser. This high speed laser actually took over several of the steps in cataract surgery that were done by hand. We believe this will add precision and safety to the procedure. The results of this technique were presented at the largest meeting on cataracts, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in April, 2010.

Dr. Slade was elected the president of ACOS (American College of Ophthalmic Surgery) in January of 2011 and was also named a Leading Ophthalmologist in America by Becker’s ASC Review.Stephen Glenn Slade, M.D. is a specialist in Presbyopia correction, cataract surgery, LASIK, Implantable Contact Lenses, and refractive surgery.

Dr. Slade is the current chairman of the board for AECOS (the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery). AECOS is an international organization of progressive ophthalmologists, dedicated to advancing vision care and improving patients’ quality of life through Innovation, Education and Advocacy.

Dr. Slade is well known regionally, nationally, and internationally as a leader, innovator, and educator in the field of refractive surgery.

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Burt A. Ginsburg, M.D.

Burt A. Ginsburg, M.D., is a retinal ophthalmologist. He received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Wisconsin. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. Dr. Ginsburg also performed cardiology research at the University of Tennessee.He completed retina fellowships at Cullen Eye Institute at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and McPherson Associates.

Dr. Ginsburg is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Schepens International Society, the Aspen Retinal Detachment Society, and the American Medical Association.

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W. Rex Hawkins, M.D.

W. Rex Hawkins, M.D., attended Georgia Institute of Technology for his undergraduate education. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Hawkins received retina fellowship training at the Schepens Eye Research Institute, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, an affiliate of Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Bennett Walton, M.D., MBA

Bennett Walton, MD, MBA, is a fellowship trained, Board Certified ophthalmologist available for refractive surgery, cataract, and glaucoma consultations. His professional interests include laser cataract surgery, LASIK, PRK, refractive lensectomy, phakic intraocular lens (ICL) and presbyopia correcting surgery. He is experienced in both laser surgery and manual microsurgery and focuses on finding the best treatment for the individual patient.

He attended Vanderbilt University as an Honors Scholar and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Walton received a Master of Business Administration from Rice University and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine, with emphasis on improving healthcare outcomes.

At Rice, he received distinction as a Jones Scholar, the highest academic award given from the business school. He completed an internship at Houston Methodist Hospital and residency at the Cullen Eye Institute at Baylor College of Medicine. During his years at the Cullen Eye Institute, Dr. Walton received Everett L. Goar Research Awards in back-to-back years for his work in leveraging telemedicine to improve ophthalmic care delivery. Following residency, he completed an additional fellowship in cornea, refractive and anterior segment surgery.

Dr. Walton sits on the Editorial Advisory Boards for the publications Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today & Millennial Eye. Dr. Walton has been named by his peers multiple times to the Super Doctors Rising Stars list, an honor shared by fewer than 2.5 percent of Texas doctors. He has also been named One to Watch as a Rising Star in Ophthalmology by eye surgery publication Millennial Eye. Click this link to read the full article.  He is a surgeon for emerging visual technologies in clinical trials and enjoys teaching advanced cataract surgery techniques to resident as a frequent faculty member for graduate medical education events, having instructed over 140 surgeons from the United States and Canada.

Dr. Walton is dedicated to patient safety and process improvement and won the First Place award at the 2015 Quality Improvement Conference hosted for the Houston medical community by Baylor College of Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, and he has presented research at both regional and national conferences.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

In the video below, Dr. Walton discusses the differences between modern cataract surgery at Slade & Baker and traditional cataract surgery.

Modern vs Traditional Cataract Surgery - Dr. Bennett Walton, Slade & Baker Vision

Bao Hoang, O.D.