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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; 8 Fl
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. In addition to English, she speaks Punjabi. Dr. Dhaliwal has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Dhaliwal's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She honors 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: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
1835 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Hall McGee's medical specialty is corneal and external diseases. In his practice, Dr. McGee focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. McGee accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Casey Eye Institute for residency. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Scott Portnoy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Natrona Heights, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Portnoy include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Portnoy's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Portnoy trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Peter Berkowitz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Berkowitz's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Berkowitz attended medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Joel Brown works as an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). 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. He accepts 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: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Paul Rosenberg works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Rosenberg has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5947 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Helen Davis is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Erie, PA, Mount Pleasant, PA, and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Davis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Davis's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Davis trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for her residency. She 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: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
808 Broadway Avenue
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Karlik's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Clinical interests for Dr. Karlik include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Karlik is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Karlik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. John Missry's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Missry honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Missry trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Roheena Kamyar's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Kamyar attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamyar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kamyar honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Scherer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Scherer is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Scherer graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
27 Heckel Road; Suite 107
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Richard Bowers' medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Bowers attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Dickey's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Dickey is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dickey's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickey graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Ladan Espandar works as a cornea specialist. She studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Espandar has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Espandar speaks Persian. Her professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1015 W View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Troy Karlik is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karlik's education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Karlik is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Alex Mammen is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Mammen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Mammen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia for residency.

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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.