We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Oakland, CA.

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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. She works in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. 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. Vineet Nicholas Batra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 105
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineet Batra is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Batra's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Selim Koseoglu is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist. His areas of expertise consist of amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. Dr. Koseoglu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Koseoglu's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting 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 is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Concord, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brinton include retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Brinton is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Brinton (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, 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. 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. She obtained her medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include eye problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2241 Central Avenue; Suite A
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. David Bui practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Bui attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Bui is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alameda Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Steven Pascal's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Pascal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sorenson's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Sorenson completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Sorenson is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Vincent Ray's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ray include eye problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Alameda Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Ray completed his residency training at California Pacific Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. James Howard Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7677 Oakport Street; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. James Abrams is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Abrams include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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