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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sierra honors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Sierra has an open panel.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Davis, CA, Roseville, CA, and Sacramento, CA. His areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kira attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, 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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

Dr. Richard Jones practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Jones is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Jones studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. Dr. Jones has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Christian Serdahl is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Serdahl's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Serdahl attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Serdahl has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. D. Reed works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. Dr. Reed accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Thai. Dr. Reed's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lee's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He is accepting 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.
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