We found 11 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Unicare near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Kenneth Kenyon's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kenyon average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Kenyon takes several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received distinctions including The Best Doctors In America, 2nd Editon; The Best Doctors In America; and Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kenyon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Kenyon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He 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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
44 Washington Street
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Kornmehl takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kornmehl include: Boston Super Doctors; Appointee To Mass Commission For The Blind By Examiner, American Board Of Ophthalmology; and Director, Novatec Laser Program, Massachusetts Eye. In addition to English, Dr. Kornmehl speaks Yiddish. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kornmehl is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Fynn-Thompson has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Waltham, MA, Plymouth, MA, and Boston, MA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Henderson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Henderson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Henderson trained 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

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

Dr. Peter Rapoza is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rapoza include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rapoza has received distinctions including Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. His professional affiliations include 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: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Melki's clinical interests include LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Melki's distinctions include: Worthen Center Award; For Excellence In Eyecare; and Runner-up, ASCRS video festival, Refractive Complications, San Diego CA. Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Melki is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Botox Injection, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cornea ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Hajirah Saeed, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Saeed attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and artificial cornea transplant (keratoprosthesis surgery). Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Saeed honors. Dr. Saeed (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Saeed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Artificial Cornea Transplant, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Olivia Liao is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Liao attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Liao is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Frangieh has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Frangieh focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Norwood Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Frangieh attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Resident Teaching Award at University of Southern California Department of Opthalmology. Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Hu attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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). These areas are among Dr. Poor's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Poor completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Poor is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is accepting 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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