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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey welcomes new patients.

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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 an ophthalmologist. Dr. Rapuano's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rapuano studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his professional training, Dr. Rapuano completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. He has received distinctions including Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. 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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Raber has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Raber welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Tipperman practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. In his practice, Dr. Tipperman focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Tipperman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Strong Memorial Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Tipperman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Michael Sulewski works as an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sulewski include uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and dry eyes. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sulewski obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sulewski has received include 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: eye inflammation, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Orlin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Orlin has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Routine Eye Exam, Herpes, Artificial Cornea Transplant, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Roat's clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Roat studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish.

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

Dr. Deborah Herrmann specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Herrmann's areas of expertise include the following: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Herrmann attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Herrmann 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Feldman is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Mark Pyfer is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pyfer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pyfer takes. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Pyfer is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Pyfer is open to new patients.

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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
50 Monument Road; Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabas include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Tabas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice 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. Anita S Nevyas-Wallace, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
Two Bala Plaza; 333 East City Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Nevyas-Wallace's practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Nevyas-Wallace is 4.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nevyas-Wallace honors. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Nevyas-Wallace's medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute. 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

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

Dr. Michael Kay is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. Dr. Kay is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Samuel H Galib, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Galib at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Galib attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harvey Uval Fracht, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 W Elm Street; Suite 340
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Fracht, who practices in Conshohocken, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Fracht is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Fracht completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Sadeer Hannush specializes in transplant surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Langhorne, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hannush include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hannush is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Hannush (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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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.