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We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Community Care Network near Orange, CA.

Dr. Luis Alberto Chanes MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
2621 South Bristol Street; Suite 205
Santa Ana, CA
(949) 364-6688; (714) 557-5777

Dr. Luis Chanes is an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. His professional affiliations include Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chanes accepts. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. He trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. Dr. Chanes is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cataract/IOL and Cornea/External Disease

Dr. Christopher Lyon PHD, MD, MD PhD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1201 W La Veta; #300
Orange, CA
(714) 771-1144; (714) 633-9111

Dr. Christopher Lyon specializes in surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Yale School of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Lyon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), facelift, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyon speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Facelift, Brow Lift, Facial Plastic Surgery, Eyelift, Comprehensive Ophth and Refractive Surgery

Charles E Keller Jr MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 175
Orange, CA
(714) 633-9111; (714) 633-5696

Dr. Charles Keller is an ophthalmologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Keller at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Keller include LASIK, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Keller attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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

All Interests: Corneal Transplantation, Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Lasik, Comprehensive Ophth and ... (Read more)

Keith Vincent Rundle MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1031 W. Chapman Avenue; Suite203
Orange, CA
(714) 558-2822; (714) 633-9111

Dr. Keith Rundle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rundle is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rundle's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract/IOL and 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.