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We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.

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

Dr. Dwayne Logan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Logan focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Logan's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Logan's residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), Atlantis Eyecare, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Logan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Donald Natale Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3225 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Serafano's areas of expertise include hylaform, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Serafano completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

All Interests: Glasses, Botox Injection, Posterior Capsular Opacification, Hylaform, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Matthew Wade is an ophthalmologist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Wade has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Keratoconus, Complex Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Reconstruction, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carl Hartman works as an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glasses. Dr. Hartman's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare Supplement (Medigap), Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartman has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Glasses, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ronald Gaster's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients rated Dr. Gaster highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Gaster has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He 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

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

Dr. Carlos Martinez, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Martinez's areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Martinez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Keith Rundle's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Rundle's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rundle accepts. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rundle is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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.