We found 10 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Shield PPO near Oakland, CA.

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Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
400 29th Street; #315
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Silkiss average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Vineet Nicholas Batra, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 105
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineet Batra is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Batra attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His areas of expertise consist of LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), and external eye diseases. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batra takes. In addition to English, Dr. Batra speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's ... (Read more)

Dr. Selim Taylan Koseoglu, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Selim Koseoglu sees patients in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Koseoglu (or staff) speaks Turkish. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Filipino. Dr. Koseoglu has indicated that his clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus surgery, and strabismus. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is a graduate of Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Koseoglu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Strabismus Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Trauma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3300 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Brinton is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Brinton trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. In his practice, Dr. Brinton focuses on retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brinton (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Dr. Brinton's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sophia Tzu-Huei Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
345 9th Street; Suite 205
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sophia Chen works as an ophthalmologist. She speaks Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Cantonese. She has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Uveitis, LASIK, Intraocular Lens Implant, Eye ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2241 Central Avenue; Suite A
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. David Bui's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Bui takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Bui attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alameda Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Steven Gray Pascal, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 700
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Steven Pascal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pascal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Pascal is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Before performing his residency at Doheny Eye Institute, Dr. Pascal attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Pascal has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3010 Colby Street; Suite 114
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Sorenson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Sorenson's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sorenson is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at California Pacific Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Sorenson has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Lavalles Ray, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
6955 Foothill Boulevard; Suite 200
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Ray specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ray include eye problems. Dr. Ray honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Ray speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and Alameda Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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Dr. James Howard Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
7677 Oakport Street; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. James Abrams' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Abrams's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Mayo Clinic. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive 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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