We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Long Beach, CA.

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Dr. Ehsan Ethan Sadri, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E Spring Street; Suite 327
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ehsan Sadri works as an ophthalmologist in Newport Beach, CA, Torrance, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Before completing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Sadri attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sadri include glaucoma, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). Dr. Sadri is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadri accepts. Dr. Sadri (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Sadri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Sadri welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Dwayne Keith Logan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5991 E. Spring Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Dwayne Logan, who practices in Long Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Anaheim, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Logan is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Logan is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Logan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology, Optometry
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carl Hartman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hartman include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. He is affiliated with VA Long Beach Healthcare System. Dr. Hartman graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hartman has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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

All Interests: Glasses, Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew W Wade, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Wade works as an ophthalmologist in Irvine, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wade has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and VA Long Beach Healthcare System.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts, Keratoconus, Complex Cataract Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Martinez works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Martinez's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Martinez attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Martinez has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Corneal Surgery, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Keith Vincent Rundle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 E. 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Keith Rundle sees patients in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Rundle focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Rundle is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rundle is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ronald N Gaster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5901 E 7th Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Gaster is an ophthalmologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Gaster accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gaster include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Gaster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Donald N Serafano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3325 Palo Verde Avenue; Suite 103
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Donald Serafano's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Serafano a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glasses, and cataract surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Serafano's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Serafano (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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

All Interests: Glasses, Botox Injection, Posterior Capsular Opacification, Hylaform, Eye Procedures, Eye Surgery, ... (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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