We found 8 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Ann Arbor, MI.

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Dr. Shahzad Ihsan Mian, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Shahzad Mian is an ophthalmologist in Ann Arbor, MI and Brighton, MI. Dr. Mian's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Mian's medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Anneke Woodward, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Maria Woodward sees patients in Northville, MI and Ann Arbor, MI. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Woodward attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Woodward's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Anterior Segment Diseases, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Thomas Hood, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Christopher Hood practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hood's hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and Genesys Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Cole Eye Institute. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Corneal Surgery, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roni Mintz Shtein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Floor 1
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Roni Shtein's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Shtein trained at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. These areas are among Dr. Shtein's clinical interests: external eye diseases and cornea problems. Dr. Shtein is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System, and St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Comprehensive Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Sugar, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Alan Sugar practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Ann Arbor, MI. Dr. Sugar's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) and the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.

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Relevant Interests: , conductive keratoplasty (CK), refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Herpes, Ulcers, ... (Read more)

Karen Suzanne Deloss
Specializes in Optometry
1000 Wall Street; Floor 3
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Karen Deloss works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist in Ann Arbor, MI and Northville, MI. Dr. Deloss has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Hunson Kaz Soong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1000 Wall Street; Floor 3
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Hunson Soong is an ophthalmologist. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Soong attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Soong accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Tumor, Dry Eyes, Wounds, Cornea Transplant, Ulcers, LASIK, Infections, Cornea Problems

Bradley W Taylor
Specializes in Optometry
1000 Wall Street; Floor 3
Ann Arbor, MI
 

Dr. Bradley Taylor's areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is affiliated with the University of Michigan (U-M) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Sports Health, Cornea Transplant, Vision Problems, Keratoconus, Refractive Surgery, Astigmatism, ... (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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