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We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Daly City, CA.

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Susan M Longar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1850 Sullivan; #500
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Susan Longar specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Daly City, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Longar is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Longar's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, macular degeneration, and uveitis. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Longar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at California Pacific Medical Center. She offers interpreting services for Persian, Filipino, and Spanish-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Stephen D McLeod, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
10 Koret Way K 301; Box 0730
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen McLeod is an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA. Dr. McLeod has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cataracts. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McLeod honors. Before completing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. McLeod attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Dr. David G Hwang, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8 Koret Way; Suite U-545
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. David Hwang's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hwang include eye problems. Dr. Hwang is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Hwang has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Bernd Michael Kutzscher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1850 Sullivan Avenue; Suite 540
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Bernd Kutzscher specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kutzscher's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kutzscher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Kutzscher's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Kutzscher has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Lee Kenneth Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; Suite 310
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lee Schwartz, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Schwartz's clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for Cantonese, Filipino, and Vietnamese-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

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Dr. Kevin John Denny, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Denny is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Denny honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Denny's practice is open to new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Italian, Armenian, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1800 Sullivan Avenue; Room 410
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Buckley specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Mateo, CA and Daly City, CA. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Buckley accepts. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Buckley completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Kevin S Tan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
595 Buckingham Way; Suite 448
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Tan is an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Tan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Min Nan, and Taiwanese. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Tan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
513 Parnassus Medsci 338b
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Gaynor works as an ophthalmologist in Santa Rosa, CA and San Francisco, CA. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Gaynor attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Gaynor accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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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.