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We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery near Port Jefferson, NY.

Dr. Timothy Young Chou, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Timothy Chou's specialty is corneal and external diseases. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Chou attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Cornea ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
125 Oakland Avenue; Suite 101
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. John Wittpenn is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Port Jefferson, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Wittpenn is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wittpenn is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more. Dr. Wittpenn studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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

Dr. Dorothy Reynolds' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. Dr. Reynolds is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital for residency. 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)

All Interests: Intracranial Hypertension, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Cataracts, Ptosis, Amblyopia, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Azin Abazari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Azin Abazari is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Abazari's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. She is an in-network provider for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Abazari's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Diabetic Eye Exam, Anterior Segment Surgery, Keratoconus, Artificial Cornea ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Scott Conners, MD, PhD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Technology Drive; Suite 107
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michael Conners is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in East Setauket, NY. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Conners's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Tehmina Haque is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Haque is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Haque include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Allergies, Conjunctivitis, Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent P Basilice, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Nesconset Highway; Suite 107
E Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Vincent Basilice specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in East Setauket, NY. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Basilice's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Basilice obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Basilice (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Greek. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
125 Oakland Avenue; Suite 101
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Jack Oats is an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Port Jefferson, NY. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oats completed a residency program at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Oats is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Oats honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sarah Weissbart's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and eye problems. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weissbart honors. Before performing her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Weissbart attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Weissbart (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

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Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Pediatrics
410 Hallock Avenue
Port Jefferson, NY
 

Dr. Michael Rodriguez is a general internist and general pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include acne, behavioral disorders, and celiac disease. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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.