We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Media, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3301
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Negrey's areas of expertise include glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Negrey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Negrey has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Melvin Israel Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 W Baltimore Pike, Opp; Suite 3405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Melvin Roat's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roat include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Roat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Roat attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks 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)

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). Dr. Rawat is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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

All Interests: Vitreous Hemorrhage, Retinopathy, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Conjunctivitis, Edema, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell works as an ophthalmologist in Upland, PA, Glen Mills, PA, and Media, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Witherell include diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Witherell accepts. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Witherell is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Allison Jill Brucker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Allison Brucker is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Brucker include diabetic eye exam, eye floater, and glaucoma. Dr. Brucker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her 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)

All Interests: Eye Floater, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dry Eyes, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. An Thien Vo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 W. Sproul Road; Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. An Vo works as an ophthalmologist. She is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Vo is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive corneal surgery

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sheldon Morris' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morris attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Refractive 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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