We found 9 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Fallon Community Health Plan near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Kenneth Ralph Kenyon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Kenyon works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kenyon at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Dr. Kenyon attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kenyon include: The Best Doctors In America, 2nd Editon; The Best Doctors In America; and Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Kenyon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Portuguese. Dr. Kenyon's professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Michael K Yoon, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
243 Charles Street; 10 Floor Oculoplastics
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michael Yoon's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: blepharoplasty, facial reconstruction, and LASIK. Dr. Yoon is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Yoon attended Albany Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Ptosis Repair, Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty, Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Peter Rapoza works as an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Dr. Rapoza's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Rapoza attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. Dr. Rapoza's professional affiliations include Beverly Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Tufts Medical Center. He 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

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 works in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Plymouth, MA. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Fynn-Thompson's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fynn-Thompson welcomes new patients.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Henderson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Henderson's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Henderson include: Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
281 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA
 

Dr. Olivia Liao is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Tufts Medical Center for residency. She has a special interest in cataracts. Dr. Liao has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liao takes. She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Mount Auburn Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Greiner is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Greiner's patients. 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 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Greiner's office for an appointment. Dr. Greiner is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greiner completed Dr. Greiner's residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. Dr. Greiner has received distinctions including 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 (vision correction surgery)

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
183 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Stephen Poor's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, he speaks French. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Poor 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 4100
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Charles Barsam practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Barsam include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Barsam is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice 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

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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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