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We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Fallon Community Health Plan near Boston, MA.

Dr. Kenneth Ralph Kenyon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Kenyon is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kenyon average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kenyon include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. Dr. Kenyon's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kenyon has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors In America; Senior Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthal; and Mology, .. In addition to English, Dr. Kenyon (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Rapoza has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rapoza's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 4100
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Charles Barsam is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Cambridge, MA. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Barsam accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Barsam trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Barsam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian and Russian. He is affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Jack Volker Greiner, PhD, MD, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Grenier's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Grenier average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grenier include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Grenier accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grenier is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Grenier's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst.; and Osteopathic Fellow American Acad Ophthalmol. Dr. Grenier's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Grenier's office for an appointment.

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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
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fynn-Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Olivia Liao is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liao attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. Dr. Henderson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Dr. George T Frangieh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Frangieh an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Frangieh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frangieh honors. Dr. Frangieh is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received the following distinction: Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology, 1988-1991.. Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks Arabic, French, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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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.