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 area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chou include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chou accepts. He 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 speaks Spanish. His professional 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)

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

Dr. John Wittpenn is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wittpenn's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY) and Stony Brook University Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Wittpenn attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more.

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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 the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. Dr. Reynolds's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Reynolds attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Tehmina Haque works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Dr. Haque is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Haque honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michael Conners is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Conners's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). He attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Azin Abazari is an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abazari graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Abazari is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Conjunctivitis, Cornea Transplant, ... (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's specialty is corneal and external diseases. Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and keratoconus. She accepts several insurance carriers, including HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst. Dr. Brown studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Brown trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for her 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)

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. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Basilice average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. Dr. Basilice graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Basilice (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Greek. He is 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

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

Dr. Jack Oats practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Oats has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. He is 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

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

Dr. Michael Rodriguez works as an internist and pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include acne, behavioral disorders, and celiac disease. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Rodriguez trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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.
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