We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. William Louis Soscia, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. William Soscia is an ophthalmologist in Bradenton, FL, Ruskin, FL, and the University Park, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Soscia focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Soscia graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. David William Shoemaker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 Tamiami Tr., S.
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Shoemaker is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shoemaker include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Shoemaker honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Shoemaker has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. William Joseph Lahners, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Lahners is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Lahners takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lahners attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Cathleen Mae McCabe, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Cathleen McCabe is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. McCabe average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. McCabe focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. McCabe 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building F Suite A
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Harry Grabow specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Grabow attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cole Eye Institute. He honors 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: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

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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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