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. Nicoletta A Fynn Thompson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fynn-Thompson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bonnie An Henderson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Henderson is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's residency program. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Henderson has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Samir A Melki, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Samir Melki is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include LASIK, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Melki is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Melki trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Melki has received distinctions including Worthen Center Award; For Excellence In Eyecare; and Runner-up, ASCRS video festival, Refractive Complications, San Diego CA. In addition to English, Dr. Melki (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

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

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

Dr. Peter Augustus Rapoza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Rapoza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rapoza accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. Dr. Rapoza welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Daniel Hu sees patients in Boston, MA and Plymouth, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hu studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Greiner's average rating from Dr. Greiner's patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Greiner's areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Greiner accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Greiner studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greiner's residency was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Greiner has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Greiner's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA) and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Greiner has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
183 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Poor is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Poor attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Poor include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Poor is conversant in French. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Priyanka Sood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1101 Beacon Street; Suite 6
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Priyanka Sood is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Sood's practice, she is particularly interested in juvederm, pterygium, and LASIK. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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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