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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. He has a special interest in glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Negrey graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Roat's practice, he is particularly interested in external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roat takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Roat is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish.

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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sulewski include uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and laser eye surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sulewski's distinctions include: 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.

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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: eye inflammation, laser eye surgery, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Orlin is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Orlin has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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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. Steven Bert Siepser, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
860 E Swedesford Road
Wayne, PA
 

Dr. Steven Siepser's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Siepser a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siepser honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Siepser's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Siepser attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Pyfer specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Jenkintown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pyfer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pyfer honors. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Pyfer has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He is accepting 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Herrmann's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and eye floater. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Herrmann 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, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib works as an ophthalmologist in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Galib obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galib include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. On average, patients gave him a 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. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib's 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Fracht's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fracht's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in King of Prussia, PA. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Aronsky honors 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Massaro-Giordano's areas of expertise include the following: eye inflammation, strabismus, and eye floater. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Massaro-Giordano's training includes residency programs at Scheie Eye Institute and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Massaro-Giordano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. His areas of expertise consist of uveitis, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Nichols's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Nichols an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Her areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, myopia (nearsightedness), and vision loss. Dr. Fleming honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. Her 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)

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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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