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' medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. These areas are among Dr. Silkiss's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Silkiss has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Koseoglu's areas of expertise include strabismus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koseoglu honors. His education and training includes medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. 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. V. Batra specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Batra is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batra honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3300 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brinton works as a retina specialist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Concord, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Brinton completed a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brinton include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Brinton has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brinton takes. In addition to English, Dr. Brinton (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Brinton is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Sophia Chen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include eye problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chen completed residency programs at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Chen speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting 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). Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sorenson attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Sorenson has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sorenson accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass eye problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ray graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Alameda Hospital. Dr. Ray is accepting new patients.

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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). He works in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Pascal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Pascal's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal's 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.
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