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 sees patients in Boston, MA, North Dartmouth, MA, and Marion, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kenyon at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kenyon is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors In America; Senior Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthal; and Mology, .. Dr. Kenyon (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Kenyon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Charles Barsam specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Cambridge, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barsam include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. Dr. Barsam honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barsam's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Barsam (or staff) is conversant in Armenian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Peter Rapoza's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rapoza include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Grenier, who practices in Boston, MA and Andover, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Grenier highly, giving Dr. Grenier an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grenier include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Grenier's professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Grenier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Grenier's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Grenier is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Grenier has received include Boston Super Doctors; Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst.; and Osteopathic Fellow American Acad Ophthalmol.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Fynn-Thompson's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Lexington, MA, Arlington, MA, and Concord, MA. Dr. Liao (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Liao is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center for residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Liao's practice 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Areas of expertise for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson takes. She has received distinctions including 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1155 Centre Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. George Frangieh is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Frangieh has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Frangieh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Frangieh obtained his medical school training at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Frangieh has received the distinction of Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology, 1988-1991.. In addition to English, 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.