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We found 12 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, who practices in Havertown, PA and Media, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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. Negrey attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Negrey trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Implant Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Eyelid Surgery, ... (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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Roat include uveitis, cataract surgery, and blepharitis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Roat graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Roat (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Polish. Dr. Roat is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Roat is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Steven Siepser is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Wayne, PA, Plymouth Meeting, PA, and Plymouth Mtg, PA. On average, patients gave Dr. Siepser a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Siepser graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Siepser has received include VISX Star Surgeon Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in Laser Vision Correction; Philadelphia Magazine; and recognition as one of Philadelphia's "Top Docs".

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

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Refractive Surgery, LASIK, Intraocular Lens Implant, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Orlin works as an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Orlin include eye inflammation, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received distinctions including 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, Artificial Cornea Transplant, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Sulewski's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Sulewski's clinical interests: uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and dry eyes. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sulewski completed a residency program at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. His 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. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Deborah Rubin Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
250 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Herrmann's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetic eye exam, eye inflammation, and refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Herrmann is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center. 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. 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)

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

Dr. Mark Pyfer, who practices in Jenkintown, PA, Norristown, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pyfer include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Pyfer is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Harvey Uval Fracht, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 W Elm Street; Suite 340
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Fracht is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Fracht 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. His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and LASIK. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fracht is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Sports Health, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eye Exam, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Mall Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Aronsky's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aronsky's areas of clinical interest consist of 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 honors. 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 is an ophthalmologist. These areas are among Dr. Massaro-Giordano's clinical interests: eye inflammation, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and strabismus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing her residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Massaro-Giordano attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Massaro-Giordano (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Massaro-Giordano is professionally 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, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Nichols works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: uveitis, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Nichols completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nichols is in-network for 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 in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. Her clinical interests include diabetic eye exam, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and myopia (nearsightedness). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Highmark, and more. Dr. Fleming's professional 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, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (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.