We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Plymouth, MA.

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Dr. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Fynn-Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. Dr. Fynn-Thompson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. 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)

Dr. Richard William Strecker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
225 Water Street; Suite 132
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Richard Strecker is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Cohasset, MA and Plymouth, MA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strecker's areas of expertise include juvederm, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and South Shore Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Strecker's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Strecker has received the following distinction: Fellow, American Board Of Ophthalmology.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Botox Injection, Juvederm, Radiesse, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Henderson average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. Dr. Henderson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Michael Oats' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Oats's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Tufts Health Plan, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Oats has received the following distinction: *additional Board Certification In Emergency Medicine*. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Oats has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
146 Industrial Park Road
Plymouth, MA
 

Dr. Daniel Hu sees patients in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hu studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. In his practice, Dr. Hu focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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.
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