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We found 11 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Consumer Health Network near Millburn, NJ.

Dr. Michael Aron Farbowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
551 Millburn Avenue
Short Hills, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Farbowitz works as an ophthalmologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Farbowitz is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farbowitz takes. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. Dr. Farbowitz is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Bernard C Spier, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
91 Milburn Avenue
Milburn, NJ
 

Dr. Bernard Spier practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Spier's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In addition to English, Dr. Spier (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric B Gurwin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Hts, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Gurwin specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, vitreous detachment, and ophthalmoscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gurwin honors Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hackensack University Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Gurwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Gurwin is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Vitreous Detachment, Retinal Photocoagulation, Neck Pain, Comprehensive Eye Exam, YAG Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Haberman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2401 Morris Avenue; 3 West
Union, NJ
 

Dr. James Haberman is an Union, NJ physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haberman obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Haberman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haberman takes. Dr. Haberman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Hsueh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Hts, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Hsueh specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Dr. Hsueh's areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, ophthalmoscopy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She accepts Coventry, Railroad Medicare, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Hsueh attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Hsueh's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Pain, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Nutrition Issues, Neck Pain, Eye Trauma, Vision ... (Read more)

Dr. Corey Mitchell Notis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
155 Morris Avenue; Suite 302
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Corey Notis' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Notis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Notis's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Notis has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Charles J Crane, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 Second Street
South Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Charles Crane is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Crane's clinical interests encompass plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crane takes. Before performing his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Crane attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Crane (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Crane is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ian Howard Kaden, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
116 Millburn Avenue; Suite 208
Millburn, NJ
 

Dr. Ian Kaden's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaden accepts. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Kaden performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Joel Confino, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
592 Springfield Avenue
Westfield, NJ
 

Dr. Joel Confino's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Confino's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Confino attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Confino is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ganesh Udipi Rau, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
727 Galloping Hill Road
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Ganesh Rau is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Rau accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1050 Galloping Hill Road
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Natale works as an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Natale's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Natale is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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.