We found 4 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept BlueOptions near Kissimmee, FL.

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Mr Mont J Cartwright MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.8 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
921 N Main Street
Kissimmee, FL

Dr. Mont Cartwright is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. He works in Kissimmee, FL and Orlando, FL. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Cartwright's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His areas of expertise include nystagmus, ectropion (outward-turned eyelid), and glasses. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cartwright (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Russian. Dr. Cartwright's professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Poinciana Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Photorefractive Keratectomy

All Interests: Glaucoma Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Macular Degenerat ... (Read more)

Saira Choudhri MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
721 Oak Commons Boulevard; Suite D
Kissimmee, FL

Dr. Saira Choudhri specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Kissimmee, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Choudhri is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Choudhri's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Choudhri is affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center and Poinciana Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2225 North Central Avenue
Kissimmee, FL

Dr. Ross Parks is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Kissimmee, FL and Altamonte Springs, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Parks include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parks takes. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Parks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Ly Thi Nguyen MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
4589 Hc Yates Lane
Saint Cloud, FL

Dr. Ly Nguyen specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Saint Cloud, FL, Kissimmee, FL, and Orlando, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include YAG laser capsulotomy, migraine, and thyroid problems. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Chalazion Excision, Glaucoma Surgery, Sarcoidosis, Implant Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Cata ... (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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