We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept BlueOptions All Copay 1505 near Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

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Dr. Terrence Patrick OBrien, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Terrence Obrien practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Obrien's areas of expertise include the following: 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. Obrien honors. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute and Beaumont Hospitals for residency. Dr. Obrien has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. David Adam Goldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3401 Pga Boulevard; Suite 440
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. David Goldman is an ophthalmologist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Goldman trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Goldman's areas of expertise consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. Dr. Goldman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Jupiter Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hoi-Young Ellen Koo, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Ellen Koo is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Naples, FL. She studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Koo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Vision Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Guillermo Amescua, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7101 Fairway Drive
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Guillermo Amescua is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amescua accepts. Dr. Amescua completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Vision Problems, Artificial Cornea Transplant, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2505 Metrocentre Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alan Kohn specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kohn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohn attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kohn include: South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. Dr. Kohn is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Alan Lewis Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
22023 St Road #7; Suite 102
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Alan Mitchell's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Mitchell's areas of clinical interest consist of LASIK and cataracts. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Mitchell average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3355 Burns Road; Suite 205
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
 

Dr. Richard Margolies specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Margolies attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Margolies is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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.
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