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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Short Hills, NJ. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Farbowitz is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Farbowitz attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Farbowitz speaks Spanish. Dr. Farbowitz's professional affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Eric Gurwin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gurwin is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include macular degeneration, vitreous detachment, and ophthalmoscopy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Railroad Medicare. Dr. Gurwin attended medical school at New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gurwin trained at Hackensack University Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gurwin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Bernard Spier's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Spier attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. Dr. Spier accepts Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spier (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. James Haberman, who practices in Union, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. Patient ratings for Dr. Haberman average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haberman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Haberman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is 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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include macular degeneration, ophthalmoscopy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hsueh is in-network for Coventry, Railroad Medicare, TRICARE, and more. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Hsueh's residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. She is professionally affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Notis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Notis is affiliated with Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Notis obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Notis is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Ian Kaden's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Kaden a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Kaden is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Charles Crane is an ophthalmologist in South Orange, NJ, Caldwell, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Crane is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Crane honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Crane (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Joel Confino is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Confino at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Confino is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1050 Galloping Hill Road
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Benjamin Natale specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Natale is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Natale is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Ganesh Rau is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Jersey City, NJ, Bayonne, NJ, and Union, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Rau studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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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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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.