We found 23 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Negrey's professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Joseph Rapuano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 920
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rapuano is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rapuano's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Rapuano attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients rated Dr. Rapuano highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rapuano accepts. He has received the following distinctions: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irving Raber's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Toronto General Hospital and Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Raber's areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. Dr. Raber has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

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Dr. Richard Tipperman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Richard Tipperman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Tipperman attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Clinical interests for Dr. Tipperman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Tipperman average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tipperman has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Melvin Israel Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E. Lancaster Avenue; Suite B54, East, The Office of Melvin I. Roat, M.d. - Wynnewood
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Melvin Roat specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Roat studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. Dr. Roat's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edmund Sulewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sulewski's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sulewski's areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, laser eye surgery, and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. In addition to English, Dr. Sulewski speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , conductive keratoplasty (CK), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), radial keratotomy, LASIK

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Ellis Orlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Orlin is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Orlin include eye inflammation, laser eye surgery, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Orlin honors. Dr. Orlin has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Routine Eye Exam, Herpes, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Monument Road; Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Tabas is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Tabas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Biopsy

Dr. Deborah Rubin Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Herrmann is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Herrmann's areas of expertise include the following: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and eye floater. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Herrmann has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010; Recognized by Main Line Today Top Doctors 2009, 2012, and 2013 issues; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Hal Feldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brad Feldman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Feldman focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Feldman is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feldman accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Michael Leon Kay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Monument Road; Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kay sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kay is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kay attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Mark Franklin Pyfer, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Pyfer's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Pyfer is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pyfer obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Sadeere Basim Hannush, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery, Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Sadeere Hannush is a transplant surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hannush is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Hannush has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Hannush (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Anita S Nevyas-Wallace, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Two Bala Plaza; 333 East City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Nevyas-Wallace is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nevyas-Wallace is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Scheie Eye Institute's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 W Elm Street; Suite 340
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Fracht is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fracht graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fracht takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fracht is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Galib include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galib takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Galib's medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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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.