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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 is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Kenyon attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kenyon's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kenyon honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kenyon 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. Dr. Kenyon is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He is accepting 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 Ophthalmology
44 Washington Street
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl sees patients in Brookline, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kornmehl's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Appointee To Mass Commission For The Blind By; and Examiner, American Board Of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kornmehl speaks Yiddish. He is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Brookline, MA and Lawrence, MA. In his practice, Dr. Melki focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Melki trained 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 Arabic and French.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapoza's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rapoza welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinctions: Joseph A Capps Award; Heed Fellowship Award; and Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Fynn-Thompson's residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Clinical interests for Dr. Fynn-Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Liao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital and Mount Auburn Hospital. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Liao welcomes 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Waltham, MA, Plymouth, MA, and Boston, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Henderson is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Henderson's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henderson has an open panel. She studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Henderson has received the following distinctions: 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 works as an ophthalmologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frangieh include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Frangieh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Frangieh's professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. His practice 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

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

Dr. Daniel Hu is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hu is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Hu is professionally affiliated with 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, 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.