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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 specializes in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Chou attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chou is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wittpenn trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wittpenn include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wittpenn honors. Dr. Wittpenn is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wittpenn is affiliated with 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' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. Dr. Reynolds accepts several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Dr. Reynolds attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She is conversant in Spanish. She is 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Abazari's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. She is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Abazari takes Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Technology Drive; Suite 107
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michael Conners is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Conners attended New York Medical College for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conners include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Conners 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 works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Haque's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Viant, Healthfirst, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Haque 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 works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Basilice's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basilice takes. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Basilice (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Greek.

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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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Oats's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Oats is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Fidelis, and more.

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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, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weissbart include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and eye problems. She accepts HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. Dr. Weissbart (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 works as a general internist and pediatrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rodriguez include acne, behavioral disorders, and celiac disease. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training 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.