We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

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Dr. Anne Marie Nachazel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Anne Nachazel practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nachazel include diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nachazel studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. For her residency, Dr. Nachazel trained at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Nachazel's professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Joel L Pelavin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
29750 Harper Avenue
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Joel Pelavin works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Pelavin is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Pelavin is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. James W Klein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. James Klein specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI. Patient reviews placed Dr. Klein at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, non-invasive procedures, and LASIK. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Klein attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.

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

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Dr. Neal M Krasnick, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr Road; Suite F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Neal Krasnick is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Shelby Township, MI. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Krasnick is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Detroit's residency program. Dr. Krasnick has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Gerald John Mullan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Gerald Mullan specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Mullan's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. The average patient rating for Dr. Mullan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mullan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Michael Joseph Clune, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
47100 Schoenherr; Suite # F
Saint Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Michael Clune sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Shelby Township, MI. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Clune's areas of expertise include LASIK, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Clune takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Aetna Medicare, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

Dr. Mariann M Channell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21711 Greater Mack Avenue
St Clair Shores, MI
 

Dr. Mariann Channell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Channell graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Sinai Hospital of Detroit. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Frank Nelson Derr, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30051 Schoenherr
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Frank Derr is an ophthalmologist in Rochester, MI and Warren, MI. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Derr's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute and DMC Harper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Thomas Ira Millman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
30051 Schoenherr
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Millman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Millman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His training includes a residency program at DMC Harper University Hospital. Dr. Millman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
35426 Harper Avenue
Clinton Twp, MI
 

Dr. Shabbir Khambati is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Clinton Township, MI. Dr. Khambati graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khambati accepts.

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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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