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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 is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss has indicated that her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silkiss takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He works in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koseoglu include eye problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koseoglu attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. He also offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic 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)

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3300 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brinton's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Brinton (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. In Dr. Brinton's practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Brinton is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brinton has an open panel.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in San Leandro, CA and Berkeley, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Batra 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Batra is open to new patients. Before performing 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), Dr. Batra attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Batra (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. She speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Uveitis, LASIK, Intraocular Lens Implant, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson works as an ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Sorenson focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Sorenson is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Sorenson trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sorenson speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He 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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include 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. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ray's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Dr. Pascal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pascal's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Doheny Eye Institute. 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. 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.