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We found 7 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Reiser attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Reiser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant. In addition to English, Dr. Reiser (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Her 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. John Alexander Irvine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
622 W Duarte Road; Suite 101
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. John Irvine works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Irvine attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Irvine include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Lori Moore's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She speaks Spanish. Dr. Moore's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Howard University Hospital's residency program. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore 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
622 W Duarte Road; Suite 101
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Lu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lu trained at Doheny Eye Institute and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lu is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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. He speaks Vietnamese. In his practice, Dr. Tran focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at White Memorial Medical Center and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tran 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Monterey Park, CA. She attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Vu has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Vu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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' areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care); he sees patients in Arcadia, CA. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Before performing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Phillips attended Yale School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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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.