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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 cornea specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Dhaliwal honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Dhaliwal speaks Punjabi. Her hospital/clinic 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, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Hall McGee's specialty is corneal and external diseases. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Casey Eye Institute. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy's medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Portnoy has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret.

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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's medical 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to 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

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

Dr. Joel Brown specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Before performing his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, Dr. Brown attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown's hospital/clinic 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, 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 is a medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. She is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Kamyar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. 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

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

Dr. Paul Rosenberg is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. Dr. Rosenberg is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Lenox Hill Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rosenberg at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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: 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' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Davis's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Davis trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Davis (or staff) speaks the following 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, 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 area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Karlik has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. He is professionally 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
27 Heckel Road; Suite 107
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Richard Bowers' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Bowers's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He 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: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. John Missry's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Missry focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Missry takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Missry attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Scherer is a physician who specializes 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 an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Scherer's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. James Burl Dickey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Dickey's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dickey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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 is a specialist in corneal and external diseases. She works in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Espandar is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Espandar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Espandar's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Alex Mammen practices corneal and external diseases in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mammen's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Mammen's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1015 W View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Troy Karlik is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Karlik is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is 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

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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.