We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Dallas, TX.

Dr. Sandhya A Iyer, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Sandhya Iyer is a cornea specialist. Her areas of expertise include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyer takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Iyer attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Iyer has received professional recognition including the following: D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas. Her professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Steven Maytham Verity, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Verity practices corneal and external diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Verity include YAG laser capsulotomy, LASIK, and intraocular lens (IOL) implant. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine, and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Verity has received distinctions including D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas and Luis Perez Memorial Award in Ophthalmology LSU Medical School - New Orleans, LA.

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

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Dr. Harrison Dwight Cavanagh, PhD, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Cavanagh is a cornea specialist in Dallas, TX. Dr. Cavanagh's clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cavanagh takes. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cavanagh include: Texas Super Doctors; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Castroviejo Medal One of the world's top ophthalmology prizes.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Foreign Body Removal, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Injections, ... (Read more)

Dr. Venkateswara Vinod Mootha, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Venkateswara Mootha practices corneal and external diseases. Dr. Mootha's clinical interests include deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), LASIK, and cataract surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mootha takes. Dr. Mootha's distinctions include: Grant Award Recipient; D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas; and Cornea Society Member with thesis.

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

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5315 N Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Harvey Carter sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Carter average 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 is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carter accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Carter completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Carter is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2801 Lemmon Avenue; Suite 400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Whitman practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dallas, TX, Mesquite, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Whitman's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Whitman attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Whitman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Michael Spencer Milner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Milner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Dallas, TX. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and LASIK. Dr. Milner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Milner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. Jeremy Wayne Bartley, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeremy Bartley is a physician who specializes in corneal and external diseases. These areas are among his clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and YAG laser capsulotomy. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Bartley studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

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Dr. Jamie Wirth Sargent IV, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Barnett Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James Sargent works as an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Sargent is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sargent accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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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.