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

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

Dr. Hall McGee is a cornea specialist. Before performing his residency at Casey Eye Institute, Dr. McGee attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McGee include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. McGee is professionally 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. Deepinder Kaur Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
203 Lothrop Street; 8 Fl
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal practices corneal and external diseases. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Dhaliwal performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dhaliwal is conversant in Punjabi. Her 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, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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

Dr. Scott Portnoy is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Portnoy include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). His professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Portnoy attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Portnoy has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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: 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 specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Berkowitz highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He 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. Dr. Berkowitz obtained his medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. He is affiliated with 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Brown attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brown's 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, 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 specialist in corneal and external diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamyar include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Kamyar is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kamyar accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamyar attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. She is professionally affiliated with 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
5947 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Helen Davis is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training 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, 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenberg include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosenberg takes. 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: Retina Problems, 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). He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karlik include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Patients rated Dr. Karlik highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Karlik accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Sewickley, PA and McKees Rocks, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowers honors. Dr. Bowers studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and anterior segment diseases. Dr. Missry is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He accepts 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: 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 sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Scherer's education and training includes medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scherer accepts. 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Canonsburg, PA. Dr. Dickey's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Dickey attended medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

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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 medical specialist in corneal and external diseases. Dr. Espandar is conversant in Persian. Her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and external eye diseases. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Espandar attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. The average patient rating for Dr. Espandar is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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)

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

Dr. Alex Mammen's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Mammen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. 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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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1015 W View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Troy Karlik is an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Karlik is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Karlik graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency.

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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.