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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Aizuss is especially interested in glaucoma, LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aizuss honors. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Colvard obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Elkins has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Elkins has received distinctions including 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 114
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Alan Berg is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Berg is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Berg has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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). His areas of expertise include LASIK, comprehensive ophthalmology, and injectable fillers. Dr. Soroudi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Dr. Soroudi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Botox Injection, Injectable Fillers, Surgical Procedures, Refractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Milstein's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Milstein obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Mitchell Shultz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Northridge, CA. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patients gave Dr. Shultz an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Shultz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
14914 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Ira Latto is a Van Nuys, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Latto include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as 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.
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