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We found 11 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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Wasserman attended medical school 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. His areas of expertise include diplopia (double vision), thyroid problems, and strabismus. On average, patients gave Dr. Wasserman a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Tipperman average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Tipperman 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. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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'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)

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

Dr. Brad Feldman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Feldman is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 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. He honors 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: Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Janine Gayle Tabas, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West, Curtis Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tabas include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tabas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Tabas is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), eye problems, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Spector is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spector accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Spector attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Spector (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Japanese. Dr. Spector is affiliated with 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's specialty is 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 in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kay is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Sucheski is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Sucheski focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sucheski accepts. Before completing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Sucheski attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Nichols completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nichols is in-network for 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Alan Forman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Forman's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He takes 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: 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 is an optometrist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and myopia (nearsightedness). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. Dr. Fleming's professional 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: 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.