We found 8 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 M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4 stars (5 ratings)
800 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kenneth Kenyon's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Kenyon's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Kenyon is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kenyon has received 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 Spanish, German, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA) and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Kenyon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

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

Dr. Michael Yoon works as an eye plastic surgeon in Boston, MA and Stoneham, MA. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Yoon include facial reconstruction, LASIK, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Yoon speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and VA Boston Healthcare System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Nicoletta A. Fynn-Thompson MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nicoletta Fynn-Thompson works as an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fynn-Thompson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and intraocular lens (IOL) repositioning. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Fynn-Thompson attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fynn-Thompson honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Intraocular Lens Repositioning, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Bonnie Henderson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Henderson include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Henderson is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Henderson's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Thomsen-Montgomery Scholar. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Henderson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Peter A. Rapoza
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.94 stars (14 ratings)
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Peter Rapoza specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boston, MA, Waltham, MA, and Danvers, MA. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), dry eyes, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rapoza honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Rapoza's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including Outstanding Faculty Contribution To Residency Education; Honor Award, American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Joseph A Capps Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lahey Health, Beverly Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rapoza is open to 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
average rating 4.24 stars (25 ratings)
20 Staniford Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jack Greiner practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA and Andover, MA. Dr. Greiner's clinical interests encompass 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 studied medicine at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Greiner trained at Georgetown University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Greiner is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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 received professional recognition including the following: 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 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 Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology
725 Concord Avenue; Suite 4100
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Charles Barsam's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Barsam's clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Mount Auburn Hospital. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Barsam welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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 ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chelmsford, MA, Boston, MA, and Winthrop, MA. In his practice, Dr. Poor focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Poor accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Poor's practice is open to new patients.

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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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