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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Sierra has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sierra is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of National Autonomous University of Honduras Faculty of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Davis, CA, Roseville, CA, and Sacramento, CA. He is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Kira is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kira welcomes 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 works as an ophthalmologist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Jones's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Jones attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jones honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Sacramento, CA and Dixon, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serdahl takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Serdahl has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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: , LASIK

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

Dr. Kwang Kim is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

Dr. D. Reed specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sacramento, CA and Roseville, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Reed include LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and eye problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Reed studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Reed's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Thai. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Reed welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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). Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Lee attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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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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