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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 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. Melvin Israel Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 W Baltimore Pike, Opp; Suite 3405
Media, 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. Deepta Vasudev Vasudev, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
100 W Sproul Road; Healthplex Pavilion Ii Suite 100
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Deepta Rawat is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She attended medical school at 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. These areas are among Dr. Rawat's clinical interests: vitreous hemorrhage, nystagmus, and ectropion (outward-turned eyelid). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Witherell completed his residency training at Wills Eye Institute. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. 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. He has received the distinction of "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 works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. Dr. Brucker's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Dry Eyes, Botox ... (Read more)

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

Dr. An Vo is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of refractive corneal surgery, dry eyes, and cornea problems. Her professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. Dr. Vo honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Vo graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive corneal surgery

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

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

Dr. Sheldon Morris specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Upland, PA. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Morris is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He honors Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more.

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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.