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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, who practices in Short Hills, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Farbowitz focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Farbowitz 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 is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, vitreous detachment, and ophthalmoscopy. Dr. Gurwin is affiliated with Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. He honors Coventry, Aetna, Railroad Medicare, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Gurwin attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at Hackensack University Medical Center and Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and glaucoma. He takes Amerigroup, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Spier studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Spier's training includes residency programs at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Spier (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. Linda Hsueh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Diamond Hill Road
Berkeley Hts, NJ
 

Dr. Linda Hsueh is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Her areas of expertise include macular degeneration, ophthalmoscopy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include Summit Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Hsueh attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. She accepts Coventry, Railroad Medicare, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsueh 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. James Edward Haberman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2401 Morris Avenue; 3 West
Union, NJ
 

Dr. James Haberman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haberman attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for residency. In his practice, Dr. Haberman focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haberman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Corey Mitchell Notis, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
155 Morris Avenue; Suite 302
Springfield, NJ
 

Dr. Corey Notis is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Notis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. On average, patients gave Dr. Kaden a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He is professionally 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. Charles J Crane, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
71 Second Street
South Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Charles Crane works as an ophthalmologist in South Orange, NJ, Caldwell, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Dr. Crane (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. These areas are among Dr. Crane's clinical interests: plastic surgery procedures, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Cooper University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Crane is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Confino is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, he completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Confino honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Rahway, NJ, Union, NJ, and Jersey City, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Natale include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Natale accepts. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Natale is professionally 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

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

Dr. Ganesh Rau's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. Dr. Rau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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.