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We found 12 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Barry N Wasserman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 510
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Wasserman works as an ophthalmologist in Princeton, NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, and Camden, NJ. On average, patients gave Dr. Wasserman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wasserman include diplopia (double vision), thyroid problems, and strabismus. His professional affiliations include Cooper University Health Care and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wasserman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wasserman trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Tipperman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Richard Tipperman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tipperman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Tipperman is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Tipperman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Tipperman completed residency programs 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.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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 sees patients in Wynnewood, PA and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: external eye diseases and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Roat is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West, Curtis Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Before performing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Tabas attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tabas 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. Dr. Tabas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Biopsy

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

Dr. Brad Feldman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA. 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. Dr. Feldman has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. 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. Dr. Feldman 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, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Dr. Robert T. T Spector, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3601 A Street; Ophthalmology #1-118
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Robert Spector, who practices in Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, Dr. Spector (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Japanese. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), eye problems, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Drexel Medicine, and Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Spector attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. The average patient rating for Dr. Spector is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cornea Transplant, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Leon Kay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West, Curtis Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kay's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kay is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kay accepts 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: Cataracts, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galib accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Galib graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Sucheski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Sucheski include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. The average patient rating for Dr. Sucheski is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sucheski studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1250
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Forman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Forman's areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. 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. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Exam, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles W Nichols, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Spruce Street; 2 Gates Building
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Charles Nichols is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in uveitis, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Nichols attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Inflammation, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

Alisha L Fleming
Specializes in Optometry
3400 Civic Center Boulevard; West Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alisha Fleming is an optometrist. Dr. Fleming has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, myopia (nearsightedness), and vision loss. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Dry Eyes, Myopia, Vision ... (Read more)

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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.