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We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Oakland, CA.

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
400 29th Street; #315
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is especially interested in eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Silkiss is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Selim Taylan Koseoglu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Selim Koseoglu is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Dr. Koseoglu's clinical interests encompass eye problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. He attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) is conversant in Turkish. He also offers language support for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3300 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brinton sees patients in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Concord, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patient ratings for Dr. Brinton average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brinton include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Brinton takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Dr. Brinton (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Vineet Nicholas Batra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 105
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineet Batra is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Batra is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Batra obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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

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Dr. Sophia Tzu-Huei Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 9th Street; Suite 205
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sophia Chen practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Oakland, CA. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. In her practice, Dr. Chen focuses on cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3010 Colby Street; Suite 114
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Sorenson practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Berkeley, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sorenson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sorenson attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sorenson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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Dr. Vincent Lavalles Gills Ray, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6955 Foothill Boulevard; Suite 200
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Ray is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Ray's clinical interests encompass 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ray is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of California Pacific Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Steven Gray Pascal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 700
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Pascal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pascal honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Pascal attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pascal (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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.