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We found 11 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 is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss has indicated that her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silkiss takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Margaret Pei Chun Liu, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3838 California Street; Suite 608
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Liu sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Liu include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. Patient ratings for Dr. Liu average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Liu's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Liu (or staff) speaks Mandarin. She also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Liu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. McLeod graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McLeod include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cataracts. Dr. McLeod takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His professional affiliations include 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Hwang focuses on eye problems. Dr. Hwang is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Hwang has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Vincent Lavalles Gills Ray, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
38707 Stivers; Suite B
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Ray's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Alameda Hospital. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ray's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Bernd Kutzscher's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cornea problems. Dr. Kutzscher's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Kutzscher is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kutzscher (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Schwartz attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Schwartz has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Pacific Presbyterian Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Denny accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for Italian, Armenian, and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Denny is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Buckley attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Buckley is professionally 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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Francisco, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tan has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Tan graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Min Nan, and Taiwanese.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Gaynor accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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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.