We found 16 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Deepinder Kaur Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 8
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. She works in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dhaliwal's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhaliwal obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She speaks Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Dr. Lawrence Laray Gipson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5418 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gipson specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, birthmark removal, and acne. Dr. Gipson attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Gipson average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Dr. Scott Lawrence Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2026 E Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Scott Portnoy practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Natrona Heights, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Portnoy's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Portnoy is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Peter Joel Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Peter Berkowitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Berkowitz average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Berkowitz is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Berkowitz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joel Brown works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kentucky Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Paul Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Paul Rosenberg is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
808 Broadway Avenue
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Karlik is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Karlik's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Dr. Karlik attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5701 Centre Avenue; Suite L3
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Missry's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Missry's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. 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. Missry is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5947 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Helen Davis is an ophthalmologist in Erie, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Mount Pleasant, PA. She is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Davis is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Davis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Roheena M Kamyar, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Roheena Kamyar is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. She works in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamyar has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Kamyar attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Scherer is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherer honors. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Scherer attended medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Scherer is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
27 Heckel Road; Suite 211
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Richard Bowers' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bowers 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Dickey is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Pittsburgh, PA and Canonsburg, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Dickey has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dickey graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ladan Espandar, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
203 Lothrop Street; Ste 821.2
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ladan Espandar is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Espandar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Espandar is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Espandar attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Espandar speaks Persian. She is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1015 West View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Troy Karlik is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Karlik include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Before performing his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Karlik attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Alex Mammen, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Alex Mammen's specialty is corneal and external diseases. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Mammen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mammen graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: 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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