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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. He has a special interest in glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Negrey's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Dr. Irving M Raber, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irving Raber is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Raber include LASIK, cataract surgery, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Raber completed residency programs at Toronto General Hospital and Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raber is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Raber's practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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). In Dr. Roat's practice, he is particularly interested in external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roat takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Roat is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following 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. Brad H Feldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brad Feldman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Feldman honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Mark Pyfer specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Jenkintown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pyfer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pyfer honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Pyfer has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nevyas-Wallace's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), laser eye surgery, and cataracts. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nevyas-Wallace takes. Before performing her residency at Scheie Eye Institute, Dr. Nevyas-Wallace attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Nevyas-Wallace is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Cooper University Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery

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

Dr. Michael Sulewski is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sulewski include uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sulewski's distinctions 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.

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

Dr. Sadeere Hannush is a specialist in transplant surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Langhorne, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Hannush's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Hannush has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Hannush (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Mark H Blecher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Blecher practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Blecher include LASIK, biopsy, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Patient ratings for Dr. Blecher average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blecher honors. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Blecher completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Cataracts, Biopsy, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Sjogren's Syndrome

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

Dr. Janine Tabas, who practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Tabas studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tabas's residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. She 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Fracht's average rating from his patients is 5.0 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. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fracht's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Stephen Orlin is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eye inflammation, laser eye surgery, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Orlin is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. 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.

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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)

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

Dr. Deborah Herrmann practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Herrmann's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and eye floater. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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 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. Michael L Kay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Monument Road; Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kay is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kay attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kay is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Sjogren's Syndrome

Dr. An Thien Vo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
219 N. Broad Street; The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. An Vo is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Vo is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. Before performing her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Vo attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. She takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive corneal surgery

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Refractive Corneal Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Giacomina Massaro-Giordano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Giacomina Massaro-Giordano practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Massaro-Giordano's areas of expertise include the following: eye inflammation, strabismus, and eye floater. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Massaro-Giordano's training includes residency programs at Scheie Eye Institute and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Massaro-Giordano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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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