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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diplopia (double vision), thyroid problems, and strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Health Care and Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Wasserman is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Wasserman's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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.

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

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roat include external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Roat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Roat attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks 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. Mark Howard Blecher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Blecher is a Philadelphia, PA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: LASIK, biopsy, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Blecher is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Sjogren's Syndrome, Cataracts, Biopsy

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

Dr. Janine Tabas is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Tabas include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tabas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tabas's residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Her professional affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Sjogren's Syndrome, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brad Feldman is an ophthalmologist. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Feldman trained at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Feldman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Feldman 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: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Robert Spector is a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Spector (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Japanese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Spector include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), eye problems, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Drexel Medicine, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Spector honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes 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, Dr. Kay completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Sjogren's Syndrome

Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Galib at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. 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 is accepting new patients. Dr. Galib is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Sucheski works as an ophthalmologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sucheski is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Sucheski is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Alan Forman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forman accepts. Dr. Forman graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then 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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He 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. Dr. Nichols is especially interested in uveitis, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nichols is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Alisha Fleming specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fleming include diabetic eye exam, myopia (nearsightedness), and vision loss. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleming takes. She 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, 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.
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