John Goosey M.D.
Dr. Goosey was born in Japan to Billy Jean Goosey and Forrest Bennett Goosey on May 17, 1952, while his father was in the service. He graduated from high school in Los Angeles, California in 1970, and then attended the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Goosey graduated from the Medical University of Charleston, South Carolina where he received his Medical Degree. After graduating, he completed a one-year fellowship at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where he extensively studied the mechanism for cataract formation and treatment. Following this, Dr. Goosey completed a three-year residency at the University of Texas, Department of Ophthalmology in Houston. He completed another fellowship at Louisiana State University Eye Center, where he received his sub-specialty training in corneal and external disease.
Dr. Goosey is nationally board certified and internationally known and respected as a corneal and refractive surgeon. In 1993, he began studying the use of lasers for the correction of nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. He has experience with several different laser and surgical techniques. Today he is the premier LASIK surgeon in Houston, having performed thousands of operations. He has previously been named among The Best Doctors in Houston by Inside Houston magazine.
Dr. Goosey and his wife Claire have two children, Leslie and Johnny. His hobbies include tennis, bike riding and weight lifting.
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"I have worn contact lenses since 6th grade. I have severe allergies, so wearing contact lenses was both uncomfortable and inconvenient. I realize that I could have worn glasses, but with my active lifestyle, glasses were always in the way. Being in the eyecare field, I knew about refractive correction procedures and decided that LASIK was the best option when performed by a skilled surgeon. Finding Dr. Goosey was the answer to my prayers. I trusted him 100% and knew that he had my best interest at heart. Today I see 20/20 without any correction and I couldn't be happier."
- Robin Harris
"Going into my LASIK surgery, I had the goal of functional vision without glasses or contact lenses. I never could have dreamed that my vision was going to be as good as it is now. I can actually see better than 20/20 on the eye chart now, and glasses and contact lenses are just a foggy memory. As an eye care practitioner, I feel that experiencing LASIK myself has been beneficial in allowing me to counsel and educate patients who are thinking about the surgery. I put my trust in Dr. Goosey and his surgical expertise. I can wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who is considering laser vision correction."
- Matthew D. Crookston, O.D.
"I want to let you know how happy I am with my LASIK surgery. After having completed my fellowship under your supervision, I have nothing but admiration for your professionalism and complete confidence in your surgical technique. I am so grateful to have had the procedure done on myself; and, I have quickly become accustomed to the"hassle-free" lifestyle. Having recently moved to Hawaii to start my own career as a refractive surgeon, I feel it is a privilege to be able to offer a procedure to my patients that I trust enough for my own eyes. I am reminded on a daily basis, both in work and leisure, how much having LASIK surgery has simplified my life and blessed me with near perfect vision." P.S. I am still 20/15 O.U.
P.S. I am going to take up windsurfing for the first time in my life.
- Jennifer L. Murray, M.D.
"I just wanted to write you a letter to thank you for your help in performing my LASIK back over last Labor Day. As an ophthalmologist who performs LASIK himself, it has been an unbelievable experience to actually know from the other side what a change we can make for people by perfecting their vision. As you are well aware, I was terribly near-sighted and could not even walk from the bed to the bathroom without the aid of my spectacles or contact lenses. I cannot begin to tell you all of the things that I can now do that I was unable to do without the surgery, but maybe it would help your patients to know a couple of simple things. Probably the most enjoyable thing I have done in about the last four or five years, is finally to go to the sunglasses counter and buy a pair of"Oakley's" over the counter, just like everybody else does and wear them without any other correction at all. Just as exciting, was my ski trip this year. As you are well aware, when you wear glasses to ski, your glasses fog up and you do not see well. When you wear your contacts to avoid that, they dry out and it is uncomfortable. This year, with our 10-15 days of skiing, I wore my regular sunglasses when it was sunny and when it was partly cloudy or cloudy, wore nothing at all. I experienced no problems with my vision, no dryness, no discomfort and no light sensitivity at all. There are too many examples to start listing them all, but I can tell you for sure, it has not only made my normal life better, but it has made me more understanding as a surgeon and made me more able to serve my patients well. If any of your patients have any desire to speak to me regarding the procedure, or anything about it, I would be happy to talk with them anytime. I, obviously, recommend it without any reservation. Thanks again."
- Mark E. Allison, M.D.
"Dr. Goosey is my personal ophthalmologist and the one I recommend to my patients with a great deal of confidence. His LASIK surgery on my right eye resulted in 20/15 distance vision; my improved vision has enhanced my professional abilities. I can see the facial expressions of my patients much more clearly now. It has also significantly improved my quality of life in many other areas. Dr. Goosey's care, concern and capacity to communicate complement his surgical skill."
- Charles B. Covert, M.D.
"I had been wearing glasses since age 14 and was quite near-sighted prior to having the LASIK procedure. I am an ophthalmologist and carefully studied the procedure and various surgeons before selecting Dr. John Goosey. The procedure was very successful, painless and I had a very fast recovery. LASIK has dramatically improved my lifestyle and I am very pleased. I am now able to shave, play sports and even operate without correction. Dr. John Goosey is focused on direct patient care and I have no reservation about sending him patients for this same procedure. The best thing of all is now I have done away with the nuisance of glasses and contact lenses."
- Marc N. Longo, M.D.
"As a specialist in Gastroenterology, I make my living with my eyesight. In the medical profession, I am in a position to know who is truly good and who is just hype in ophthalmologic surgery. When I chose to have corrective refractive surgery the choice was clear. I recommend Dr. John D. Goosey to all my patients and colleagues who inquire about the LASIK procedure. The results speak for themselves. Dr. Goosey is the choice of other physicians."
- Lindy T. Rachal, M.D.
"I had worn glasses since I was 6 years old. Tears welled up in my eyes because immediately after surgery, I could see the clock on the wall without my contacts. I couldn't believe it. This is a Heaven-sent miracle. I wish everyone could have this done. You are a wonderful organization. Thank you for being right there for me. I'm thrilled!"
"Next to the money spent on my college education, this is the best money I've ever spent on myself."
"I had a little apprehension about having eye surgery. Coming out of surgery, I had a lump in my throat because I could actually recognize people, I mean really see their faces, without wearing my contacts. The discomfort was minimal - kinda like being in the swimming pool too long. This is a miracle. The doctors really gave me a gift, the ability to see without my contacts."
- L. Panozzo
"I had my right eye operated on first. After two days, I was out jogging and heard a plane and for the first time in my life I could look up and see it without my contact. With my left eye, I couldn't see more than a few feet, but with my right eye - WOW, what a difference!"
- M. Karing
"I could see the clock at the foot of my bed the first night after surgery. I didn't even have to put my glasses on to find my way down the hall in the middle of the night. It's a miracle. Thank you!"
- B. Long