We found 13 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Radnor, PA.

Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests include glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Negrey honors. Dr. Negrey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Negrey trained at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Negrey's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Israel Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E. Lancaster Avenue; Suite B54, East, The Office of Melvin I. Roat, M.d. - Wynnewood
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Melvin Roat is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Roat focuses on external eye diseases and cornea problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Roat attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Roat (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Edmund Sulewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sulewski is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Sulewski include uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. Dr. Sulewski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue. In addition to English, Dr. Sulewski speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , conductive keratoplasty (CK), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), radial keratotomy, LASIK

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Ellis Orlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Orlin is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlin include eye inflammation, laser eye surgery, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Orlin include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Orlin's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Routine Eye Exam, Herpes, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Franklin Pyfer, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1330 Powell Street; Suite 503
Norristown, PA
 

Dr. Mark Pyfer's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Pyfer's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Pyfer has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Pyfer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Deborah Rubin Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Herrmann specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and eye floater. Her professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Herrmann graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Herrmann completed her residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010; Recognized by Main Line Today Top Doctors 2009, 2012, and 2013 issues; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
860 E Swedesford Road
Wayne, PA
 

Dr. Steven Siepser's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Dr. Siepser graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Siepser completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. Patients gave Dr. Galib an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Galib is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 W Elm Street; Suite 340
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Fracht specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Fracht is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fracht accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Aronsky is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aronsky's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Giacomina Massaro-Giordano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Giacomina Massaro-Giordano's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Clinical interests for Dr. Massaro-Giordano include eye inflammation, strabismus, and eye floater. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Massaro-Giordano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Massaro-Giordano is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles W Nichols, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Charles Nichols' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in uveitis, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nichols accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nichols attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Eye Inflammation, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

Alisha L Fleming
Specializes in Optometry
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Alisha Fleming practices optometry (primary eye care) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, myopia (nearsightedness), and vision loss. Dr. Fleming's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Dry Eyes, Myopia, Vision ... (Read more)

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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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