We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Fallon Community Health Plan near Boston, MA.

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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). Dr. Kenyon (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Kenyon's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Kenyon's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kenyon include: The Best Doctors In America, 2nd Editon; The Best Doctors In America; and Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kenyon has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Boston, MA, Danvers, MA, and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. Dr. Rapoza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Michael K Yoon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
243 Charles Street; 10 Floor Oculoplastics
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Yoon, who practices in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. His clinical interests include blepharoplasty, facial reconstruction, and LASIK. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and more. Dr. Yoon attended medical school at Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Yoon speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Ptosis Repair, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Fynn-Thompson attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Henderson is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Henderson focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Henderson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is open to new patients. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Boston, MA and Andover, MA. Dr. Greiner attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Greiner's residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Greiner include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Greiner's patients gave Dr. Greiner an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Greiner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Greiner include: Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst; American Academy Of Ophthalmology Achiev Awd Physician Of The Year, Am Assoc of Physican Specialists; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Greiner is affiliated with Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Greiner welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Olivia Liao specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center for residency. In Dr. Liao's practice, she is particularly interested in cataracts. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liao accepts several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In Dr. Frangieh's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. In addition to English, Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Norwood Hospital. Dr. Frangieh welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
183 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Poor specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Poor completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Poor is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Poor is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Poor welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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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