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We found 22 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, who practices in Havertown, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Negrey trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Christopher Rapuano is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rapuano include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rapuano attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapuano include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rapuano's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Irving Raber's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Raber graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital and Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre. Areas of expertise for Dr. Raber include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), anterior segment diseases, and dry eyes. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Raber accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, and AmeriHealth. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Tipperman practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tipperman 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. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roat include uveitis, cataract surgery, and blepharitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Roat graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Roat (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Roat is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Roat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, Dry ... (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). These areas are among Dr. Sulewski's clinical interests: uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sulewski completed a residency program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. His 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. He speaks 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlin include eye inflammation, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received distinctions including Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Orlin's 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. Deborah Rubin Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Herrmann's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Herrmann is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. She 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. 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. Mark Franklin Pyfer, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Pyfer, who practices in Jenkintown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pyfer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Pyfer is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Brad Feldman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Feldman is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Janine Gayle Tabas, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Monument Road; Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tabas include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tabas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tabas is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nevyas-Wallace's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Her professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Cooper University Health Care. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Scheie Eye Institute. Patients rated Dr. Nevyas-Wallace highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's specialty is 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kay is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Harvey Fracht is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fracht 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. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and LASIK. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fracht 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. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Sports Health, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sadeer Hannush, who practices in Langhorne, PA and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in transplant surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Hannush attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hannush honors. Dr. Hannush has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Hannush (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System and St. Mary Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Allison Jill Brucker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N/ 39th Street
Phialdelphia, PA
 

Dr. Allison Brucker is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Philadelphia, PA and Media, PA. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Brucker trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Dr. Brucker's areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Brucker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian 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.