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We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Health Net HSP near Arcadia, CA.

Dr. Bibiana Jin-Wan Reiser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
468 E Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Bibiana Reiser sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Arcadia, CA, and Torrance, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Reiser is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Reiser's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant. Dr. Reiser (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Reiser's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Lori Darlene Moore, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7 W Foothill Boulevard; Suite 3
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Lori Moore works as an ophthalmologist in Arcadia, CA. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Moore's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Kenneth L Lu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
622 W Duarte Road; Suite 101
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lu, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Arcadia, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lu's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Doheny Eye Institute and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Lu has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Dai Le Tran, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
9014 E Garvey Avenue; #g
Rosemead, CA
 

Dr. Dai Tran is an ophthalmologist in Rosemead, CA and Pomona, CA. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tran takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at White Memorial Medical Center and Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
511 E Garvey Avenue; Suite 201
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Bach Lan Vu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Vu (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Vu include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 605
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Phillips is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Phillips accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Doheny Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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What is Refractive Surgery?

Refractive errors are problems in the shape of the eye that prevent light from being focused as it should. Small changes to the shape of the cornea (the clear, dome-shaped layer covering the front of the eye) and length of the eyeball can make vision blurry. Refractive surgery is any surgery on the eye that corrects a refractive error, improving vision and reducing the need for glasses and contacts. The most well-known refractive surgery is LASIK surgery, but there are several kinds.

LASIK surgery uses lasers to reshape the cornea. It can be used to treat most cases of near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. An ophthalmologist cuts away a flap of tissue covering the cornea, then guides a laser to lower or raise the curve of the cornea or to smooth out the surface of one with irregularities. It only takes 10 - 15 minutes per eye, and it is permanent.

LASEK is a very similar procedure that involves a thinner ‘flap’ under which the ophthalmologist operates. It may take slightly longer to heal, but it is a better choice for people with thin corneas.

There are several other kinds of surgery that reshape the cornea, including photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conductive keratoplasty (CK), and laser thermal keratoplasty (LTK). While these procedures are not always as effective at vision correction as LASIK, they are also not as invasive. Unlike LASIK, they do not involve cutting open the flap of corneal tissue at the beginning of the procedure. PRK trims only the top layer of the cornea, while CK and LTK use heat to create precise scarring that will reshape it. There also may be less risk of side effects.

For severe cases of myopia, or nearsightedness, a procedure called phakic intraocular lenses may be used. These are like an implantable contact lens that is permanently inserted into the eye, in front of the natural lens.

Although an optician can refer patients to a surgeon, refractive surgery can only be performed by an ophthalmologist. A complete eye exam and consultation should always be performed. While recovery may take a few days of discomfort and blurry vision, it can lead to a lifetime free of glasses and contacts.