We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept BlueOptions Essential 1419 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Obrien's clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Wilmer Eye Institute and Beaumont Hospitals. He 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 a Palm Beach Gardens, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Jupiter Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Goldman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Goldman speaks Spanish.

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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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koo graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Guillermo Amescua sees patients in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For his professional training, Dr. Amescua completed a residency program 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 sees patients in West Palm Beach, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Kohn completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and glaucoma. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kohn honors. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kohn has received include South Florida Super Doctors; Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition; and Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Boca Raton, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mitchell has a special interest in LASIK and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, 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) and practices in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Margolies is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, 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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