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We found 7 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Sacramento, CA. After completing medical school at National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among Dr. Sierra's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sierra honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sierra's 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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty, Descemet's Stripping Automated ... (Read more)

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

Dr. David Kira is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Davis, CA, Roseville, CA, and Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kira is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Dr. Kira is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, Iridotomy, Diabetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Jones specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sacramento, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jones at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He 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. Christian L Serdahl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4925 J Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Christian Serdahl practices 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 has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Serdahl accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Serdahl's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, LASIK, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kwang Kim, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kim has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). 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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Reed is especially interested in eye problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He speaks Thai. Dr. Reed's professional affiliations include 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), LASIK

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Botox Injection, Cataract Surgery, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1220 25th Street
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Philip Smith's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Smith's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Maryland General Hospital, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. 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

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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.