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, who practices in Princeton, NJ and Camden, NJ, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include diplopia (double vision), thyroid problems, and strabismus. Dr. Wasserman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey), Cooper University Health Care, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Wynnewood, PA and Media, PA. Dr. Roat's areas of expertise include the following: external eye diseases and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Roat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. In addition to English, Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks Spanish and Polish. Dr. Roat's professional affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 H Blecher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Blecher practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Blecher's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in LASIK, biopsy, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Blecher studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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

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

Dr. Janine Tabas sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Tabas attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She is accepting 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 H Feldman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brad Feldman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in 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 studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Feldman completed a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. 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. Michael L Kay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West, Curtis Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kay works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kay attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. Dr. Galib is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at 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.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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

Dr. Charles Nichols' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nichols is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He 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. She is especially interested in diabetic eye exam, myopia (nearsightedness), and vision loss. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Fleming 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, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Dry Eyes, Myopia, Vision ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alan Forman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Forman's areas of expertise include conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid surgery, and macular degeneration. He is professionally affiliated with Virtua Marlton Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forman honors. Dr. Forman's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and 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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Sucheski is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. 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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, 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.
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