We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Family Health Plus near East Setauket, NY.

Dr. Dorothy Joanne Reynolds, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way, Suite 13
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Dorothy Reynolds is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Reynolds is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at North Shore University Hospital for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Reynolds is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
329 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Marc Dinowitz, who practices in Smithtown, NY, Riverhead, NY, and Ridge, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Dinowitz is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. His professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Peconic Bay Medical Center, and Stony Brook University Hospital. Before performing his residency at Winthrop University Hospital, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Dinowitz attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dinowitz honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Technology Drive; Suite 150
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. John Wittpenn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Port Jefferson, NY. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Wittpenn's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wittpenn accepts. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Excisional Biopsy, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Elise Weissbart, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sarah Brown, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and keratoconus. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Brown (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Conjunctivitis, Edema, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Herpes, Anterior Segment Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
4 Technology Drive; Suite 150
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Jack Oats' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Oats completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Oats average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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