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 is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Stony Brook, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Eaast Setauket, NY. Dr. Chou's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. He is in-network for Viant, Healthfirst, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. 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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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)

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

Dr. Azin Abazari's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Abazari completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Her areas of expertise 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. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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
3400 Technology Drive; Suite 107
East Setauket, NY
 

Dr. Michael Conners is an ophthalmologist in East Setauket, NY. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Conners graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Conners trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is 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. These areas are among her clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Dr. Haque is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Healthfirst. Before completing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Haque attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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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, 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)

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

Dr. Vincent Basilice's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Basilice's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Vytra, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Basilice (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

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

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

Dr. Michael Rodriguez's medical specialty is general internal medicine and general pediatrics. Dr. Rodriguez's areas of expertise include the following: acne, behavioral disorders, and celiac disease. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He honors 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.
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