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We found 9 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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Kenyon is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kenyon honors. Dr. Kenyon is accepting 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's distinctions include: Best Doctors In America; Senior Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthal; and Mology, .. Dr. Kenyon (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
44 Washington Street
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kornmehl has received include Boston Super Doctors; Appointee To Mass Commission For The Blind By; and Examiner, American Board Of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kornmehl welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Samir Melki practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Brookline, MA and Lawrence, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Melki is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Worthen Center Award For Excellence In Eyecare; Microbes And Defense Society, Vanderbuilt University; and Chief Resident - Ophthalmology Dept., Georgetown University. Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He 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. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. Dr. Rapoza is affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rapoza attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency. 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 Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Fynn-Thompson performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Olivia Liao works as an ophthalmologist in Lexington, MA, Arlington, MA, and Concord, MA. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Liao takes AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Henderson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Henderson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Henderson is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Henderson completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar.

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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, who practices in Norwood, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Frangieh's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frangieh include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Frangieh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine and 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.. Dr. Frangieh (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Hu include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He is accepting new patients.

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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.