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We found 6 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, 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. Melvin Israel Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 W Baltimore Pike, Opp; Suite 3405
Media, 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Witherell is especially interested in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Witherell's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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

Dr. An Vo's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of refractive corneal surgery, dry eyes, and cornea problems. Dr. Vo takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital, Drexel Medicine, and Abington Health. Dr. Vo has an open panel.

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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 is an ophthalmologist. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Morris attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In his practice, Dr. Morris focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris takes. Dr. Morris 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.