We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept SutterSelect EPO near Sacramento, CA.

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

Dr. David Kira, who practices in Davis, CA, Roseville, CA, and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Kira accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kira's office for an appointment.

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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). Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is especially interested in LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. Dr. Kim has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

Dr. Patricia Sierra sees patients in Sacramento, CA and Lincoln, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sierra speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Christian Serdahl specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sacramento, CA and Dixon, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Patients rated Dr. Serdahl highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Serdahl's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Serdahl speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Jones' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). 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's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Jones speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jones's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. D. Reed's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Reed honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Reed is conversant in Thai.

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

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

Dr. Samuel Lee is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Vision Problems, ... (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.
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