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We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross EPO near Encino, CA.

Dr. David Harlan Aizuss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 750
Encino, CA
 

Dr. David Aizuss sees patients in Encino, CA and West Hills, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aizuss is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aizuss takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aizuss's office for an appointment.

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All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Cataract ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Colvard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 545
Encino, CA
 

Dr. David Colvard is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Colvard focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Colvard graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Brad Steven Elkins, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 750
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Brad Elkins is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Encino, CA and West Hills, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elkins include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Elkins accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Elkins completed his residency training at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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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
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 114
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Alan Berg practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Berg include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Berg has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Berg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
16260 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 525
Encino, CA
 

Dr. David Milstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Van Nuys, CA and Encino, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Milstein's residency was performed at White Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 101
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Mitchell Shultz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shultz's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Shultz's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Abraham Ebbie Soroudi, MS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
16661 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 826
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Abraham Soroudi practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Huntington Park, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Encino, CA. Dr. Soroudi's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Soroudi attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Soroudi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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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
14914 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Ira Latto works as an ophthalmologist in Van Nuys, CA. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Latto obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts 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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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.