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. 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 honors. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chou's 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)

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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 ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY. She speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reynolds include amblyopia (lazy eye), diplopia (double vision), and strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital. Dr. Reynolds honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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

Dr. John Wittpenn works as an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY and Port Jefferson, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Wittpenn average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. Dr. Wittpenn 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. Azin Abazari, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Azin Abazari, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Abazari is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For her residency, Dr. Abazari trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is conversant in 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. 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). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with St. Charles Hospital (Port Jefferson, NY). Dr. Conners graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed 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 Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Haque is professionally 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. Sarah Elise Weissbart, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
Stony Brook Technology Park; 33 Research Way
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Sarah Brown works as a cornea specialist in East Setauket, NY. Dr. Brown (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and keratoconus. Dr. Brown studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital. HealthSmart, Viant, and Healthfirst are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors.

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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, who practices in East Setauket, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Basilice average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Basilice (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Greek. Dr. Basilice 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' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Oats obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oats include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oats honors. 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 specializes in general internal medicine and general pediatrics and practices in Port Jefferson Station, NY, Point Jeff Station, NY, and Port Jefferson, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Rodriguez include acne, behavioral disorders, and celiac disease. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency 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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