Finding Providers
loading

We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Ann Arbor, MI.

Dr. Roni Mintz Shtein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Roni Shtein works as an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI and Chelsea, MI. In her practice, she is particularly interested in external eye diseases and cornea problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shtein takes. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Shtein completed her residency training at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Ulcers, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Thomas Hood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Hood works as an ophthalmologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Hood is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hood trained at Cole Eye Institute. Dr. Hood honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Corneal Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

Dr. Shahzad Ihsan Mian, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Shahzad Mian is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Dr. Mian is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Sugar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Alan Sugar's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Clinical interests for Dr. Sugar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sugar is professionally affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , conductive keratoplasty (CK), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Herpes, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Anneke Woodward, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Maria Woodward's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Woodward trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. In her practice, Dr. Woodward focuses on external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Woodward is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Anterior Segment ... (Read more)

Dr. Hunson Kaz Soong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Hunson Soong is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Ann Arbor, MI. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soong takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Soong attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Soong is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, Wounds, Cornea Transplant, Ulcers, LASIK, Infections, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jonathan B Greene, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Jonathan Greene is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Greene is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cornea Transplant, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ron Gutmark, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Box 0714
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Ron Gutmark practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutmark attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gutmark trained at Wilmer Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Herpes, LASIK, Cornea Problems

Karen Suzanne Deloss
Specializes in Optometry
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Karen Deloss' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Patients gave Dr. Deloss an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Bradley W Taylor
Specializes in Optometry
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Bradley Taylor is an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taylor accepts. He is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Sports Health, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, Astigmatism, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Optometry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.