We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Health Net HSP near Arcadia, CA.

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

Dr. Bibiana Reiser's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in glaucoma, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Reiser is affiliated with UCLA Health, Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Keck Medicine of USC. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Reiser is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; America's Top Ophthalmologists; and Knights Templar Educational Foundation Grant. Dr. Reiser (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. John Alexander Irvine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
622 W Duarte Road; Suite 101
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. John Irvine is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. These areas are among Dr. Irvine's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and 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). Dr. Moore speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of dysport injection, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at Howard University Hospital for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Moore a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Cataracts, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

Specializes in Ophthalmology
622 W Duarte Road; Suite 101
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Lu practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lu completed residency programs at Doheny Eye Institute and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Tran's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Tran completed his residency training at White Memorial Medical Center and Hahnemann University Hospital. He speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Andrew Phillips is an ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Phillips focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Phillips accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Doheny Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Bach Lan Vu sees patients in Monterey Park, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Vu focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Vu (or staff) speaks 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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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.
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