We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E Spring Street; Suite 327
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri works as an ophthalmologist in Newport Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadri average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sadri include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Sadri (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Sadri is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Dwayne Keith Logan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E. Spring Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dwayne Logan works as an ophthalmologist in Long Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Logan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Logan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Logan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Matthew W Wade, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Wade is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Wade accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Complex Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carl Hartman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hartman's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartman accepts. Dr. Hartman obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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

All Interests: Glasses, Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez is a Long Beach, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Martinez speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Martinez attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ronald N Gaster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Gaster is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Gaster has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaster include 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 is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Gaster completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Gaster is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Donald N Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Serafano's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Serafano is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

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Dr. Keith Vincent Rundle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Keith Rundle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rundle is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rundle's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, 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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