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We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Medicare Assignment near Wheaton, IL.

Dr. Terrence Gerard Voirin, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Terrence Voirin is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: LASIK and cataracts. Dr. Voirin is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

Dr. Charles S Sandor Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Charles Sandor practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Wheaton, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and cataracts. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sandor is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center's residency program. Dr. Sandor is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter T Brazis III, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Peter Brazis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Wheaton, IL, Naperville, IL, and Maywood, IL. Dr. Brazis graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. His clinical interests include LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Brazis honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problems, External Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas S Michelson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2015 N Main Street
Wheaton, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Michelson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Wheaton, IL and Naperville, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Michelson include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and LASIK. Dr. Michelson is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Michelson is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery, LASIK

Dr. Sophia M Sarkos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
4958 Forest Avenue
Downers Grove, IL
 

Dr. Sophia Sarkos is an ophthalmologist in Hinsdale, IL and Downers Grove, IL. Her clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sarkos's professional affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital and Adventist Health Network (AHN). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Sarkos performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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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.