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We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare All Copay near Altamonte Springs, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Boston Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Ross Parks' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Parks's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Parks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Boston Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Myhanh Nguyen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. George Brock Magruder Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
120 E Par Street; Suite 2000
Orlando, FL
 

Dr. G. Magruder practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Magruder is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
331 N Maitland Avenue; Suite B2
Maitland, FL
 

Dr. Andy Aziz, who practices in Maitland, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aziz is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aziz honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Aziz attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
773 Douglas Avenue
Altamonte Springs, FL
 

Dr. Farah Galaydh is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Galaydh honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Galaydh attended Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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.