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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sacramento, CA. She attended National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Clinical interests for Dr. Sierra include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Sierra is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Sierra welcomes new patients.

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

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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). Dr. Kira's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kira attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kira's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave Dr. Jones a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Jones speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Serdahl average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Dr. Serdahl accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Serdahl's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Serdahl's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to 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 is an ophthalmologist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In Dr. Kim's practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Reed has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Thai. Dr. Reed's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Auburn, CA and Sacramento, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Maryland General Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Smith has an open panel.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients.

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

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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.