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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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wasserman completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Wasserman include diplopia (double vision), thyroid problems, and strabismus. The average patient rating for Dr. Wasserman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Wasserman is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA. In his practice, Dr. Tipperman focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Tipperman is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He 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. Patients gave Dr. Tipperman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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 Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Brad Feldman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Feldman 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Janine Tabas specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tabas include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Tabas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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. Dr. Spector is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spector include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), eye problems, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Spector (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Japanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Drexel Medicine, and Hahnemann University Hospital.

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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 is a physician who specializes in 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 professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Samuel H Galib, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Galib at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib 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 is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa, Dr. Galib attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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 a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sucheski has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sucheski include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sucheski completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Charles Nichols specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Nichols's clinical interests: uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nichols accepts. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Nichols completed residency programs at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Nichols 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: Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Inflammation, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Forman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Forman include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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)

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

Dr. Alisha Fleming's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Fleming's areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and myopia (nearsightedness). She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (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.