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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Negrey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wills Eye Institute for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Negrey include glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. Dr. Negrey is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 sees patients in Wynnewood, PA and Media, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: external eye diseases and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Roat is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, laser eye surgery, and dry eyes. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sulewski accepts. Dr. Sulewski is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a graduate of Greater Baltimore Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. In addition to English, Dr. Sulewski speaks Spanish. His 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: , 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. His clinical interests include eye inflammation, laser eye surgery, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Orlin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His distinctions include: Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2016 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. 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: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

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

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

Dr. Deborah Herrmann's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Herrmann's areas of expertise include the following: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and vision loss. She is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Herrmann include: 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)

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

Dr. Mark Pyfer sees patients in Jenkintown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. Dr. Pyfer graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Pyfer trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Pyfer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
860 E Swedesford Road
Wayne, PA
 

Dr. Steven Siepser, who practices in Wayne, PA, Plymouth Mtg, PA, and Plymouth Meeting, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Siepser is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Siepser is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siepser welcomes new patients.

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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
101 W Elm Street; Suite 340
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Fracht practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Conshohocken, PA. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and external eye diseases. Dr. Fracht is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fracht accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
801 Old Lancaster Road
Bryn Mawr, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His areas of expertise include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galib accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Galib graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Aronsky is an ophthalmologist in King of Prussia, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aronsky takes. He studied medicine 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Dr. Massaro-Giordano obtained her medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Her clinical interests include eye inflammation, strabismus, and glaucoma. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Massaro-Giordano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Massaro-Giordano's 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: 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in uveitis, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. 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 patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark.

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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 is an optometrist. Dr. Fleming has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, myopia (nearsightedness), and vision loss. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. She is an in-network provider 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.