We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Boston, MA.

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Dr Samir Melki PHD MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1101 Beacon Street; 6 West
Brookline, MA

Dr. Samir Melki is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Melki's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melki include: Worthen Center Award; For Excellence In Eyecare; and Runner-up, ASCRS video festival, Refractive Complications, San Diego CA. Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Melki is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery, LASIK

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Botox Injection, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Cornea Problem ... (Read more)

Nicoletta A FynnThompson MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson is an ophthalmologist. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Fynn-Thompson trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for her residency. She is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. Dr. Fynn-Thompson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery

Peter A Rapoza
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.94 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Peter Rapoza is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Rapoza takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rapoza include: Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. Dr. Rapoza's professional affiliations include Lahey Health, Beverly Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Dry Eyes, Cornea Transplant, Cataracts

Bonnie An Henderson
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA

Dr. Bonnie Henderson's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In her practice, she is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Henderson has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Henderson's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; #600
Boston, MA

Dr. Daniel Hu is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hu's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.24 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Jack Greiner sees patients in Boston, MA and Andover, MA. Dr. Jack Greiner's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Greiner has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Greiner's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Greiner is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Lawrence Memorial Hospital (LMH) (Medford, MA), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Greiner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greiner has an open panel. Dr. Greiner graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then Dr. Greiner performed Dr. Greiner's residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Greiner's distinctions include: Awardee, Research Grant, National Eye Inst; American Academy Of Ophthalmology Achiev Awd Physician Of The Year, Am Assoc of Physican Specialists; and Boston Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
270 Winthrop Street; #1l
Winthrop, MA

Dr. Stephen Poor specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poor include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Poor honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Priyanka Sood MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6
Brookline, MA

Dr. Priyanka Sood is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Brookline, MA. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Sood's areas of expertise include the following: latisse, juvederm, and pterygium. Dr. Sood is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

All Interests: Botox Injection, Pterygium, Juvederm, Latisse, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy

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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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