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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 Other, Ophthalmology
2621 South Bristol Street; Suite 205
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Luis Chanes' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Chanes speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Chanes attended Ponce School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Lyon, MD, PhD
Specializes in Surgery, Ophthalmology
1201 W La Veta; #300
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Lyon's areas of specialization are surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lyon has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), facelift, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lyon studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Facial Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles E Keller Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 175
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Charles Keller is an ophthalmologist. Patients gave Dr. Keller an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include LASIK, cataract surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rhode Island Hospital. Dr. Keller's professional 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), LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Vincent Rundle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1031 W. Chapman Avenue; Suite203
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Keith Rundle's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Rundle's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rundle accepts. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rundle 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)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, 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.