We found 10 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' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Silkiss has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Batra graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Selim Koseoglu's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Koseoglu is a graduate of Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koseoglu accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. He also 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. Dr. Koseoglu 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 practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Concord, CA. Dr. Brinton (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and German. In his practice, Dr. Brinton focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Brinton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Brinton attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients. She attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Tear Duct Probing, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Sorenson is a Berkeley, CA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sorenson's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Sorenson attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Sorenson is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. David Bui is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Bui include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Bui takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Bui is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alameda Hospital. Dr. Bui 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 works as an ophthalmologist. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Pascal's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Pascal takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Doheny Eye Institute's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Vincent Ray is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Alameda Hospital. Dr. Ray accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Ray speaks 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Abrams is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Mayo Clinic.

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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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