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We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept SutterSelect EPO near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. Patricia Beatriz Sierra Wilkinson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1515 River Park Drive; #100
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Patricia Sierra is an ophthalmologist in Sacramento, CA and Lincoln, CA. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Sierra attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Sierra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Vision Problems, Descemet's ... (Read more)

Dr. David Takeshi Kira, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 Alhambra Boulevard; Suite 200
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. David Kira works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kira has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Richard Arnold Jones, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4925 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Richard Jones is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jones honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Jones has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Christian L Serdahl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4925 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christian Serdahl specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Serdahl attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Serdahl's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Serdahl speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Serdahl is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Kwang Soo Kim, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
651 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kwang Kim sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Kim has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Vision Problems, Iridotomy, LASIK, Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Brent Reed, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
651 Fulton Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. D. Reed practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reed takes. Dr. Reed attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Reed is conversant in Thai. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 25th Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Philip Smith is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Maryland General Hospital. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Amador Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Samuel Hyung Lee, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4860 Y Street; Suite 2400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Lee practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Vision Problems, Descemet's ... (Read more)

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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.