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 specializes in corneal and external diseases and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. Dr. Dhaliwal has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Dhaliwal attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dhaliwal speaks Punjabi. She is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. John Missry is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Missry graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Missry include 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. Missry takes. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian.

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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, who practices in Erie, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Mount Pleasant, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Davis's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Davis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Lawrence Gipson is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, birthmark removal, and acne. The average patient rating for Dr. Gipson is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gipson takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Dickey works as an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA and Canonsburg, PA. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Dickey has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Scott Portnoy, who practices in Natrona Heights, PA and Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Portnoy's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Portnoy obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In her practice, Dr. Espandar focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Espandar's professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Peter Berkowitz's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Berkowitz attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berkowitz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian.

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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 is 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. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Rosenberg is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rosenberg attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Scherer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Pittsburgh, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Scherer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Scherer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is 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
808 Broadway Avenue
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Karlik works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients rated Dr. Karlik highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karlik honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. Dr. Karlik's professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, 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 cornea specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kamyar is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kamyar's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1015 West View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Troy Karlik, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Karlik's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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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 is a physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. Patients gave Dr. Mammen an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mammen include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Mammen attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Richard Bowers works as an ophthalmologist. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Bowers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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