We found 17 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Bala Cynwyd, PA.

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Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
56 W. Eagle Road
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey works as an ophthalmologist. In Dr. Negrey's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. He is professionally affiliated with Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Negrey's training includes a residency program at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Negrey has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Eyelid Surgery, Comprehensive ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Joseph Rapuano, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 920
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Rapuano is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rapuano include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Rapuano is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Rapuano is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Wills Eye Institute. His distinctions include: Philadelphia Super Doctors and Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2012. In addition to English, Dr. Rapuano speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Melvin I Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E. Lancaster Avenue; Suite B54, East
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Melvin Roat is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Wynnewood, PA and Media, PA. His areas of expertise include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Roat is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Roat obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Uveitis, Refractive Surgery, Autoimmune Disorders, Cornea Problems, Dry Eyes, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark F Pyfer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Pyfer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Pyfer is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network, Phoenixville Hospital, and Abington - Jefferson Health. Dr. Pyfer is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a graduate of Wills Eye Institute's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Irving M Raber, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Irving Raber is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Raber has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raber include LASIK, cataract surgery, and cataracts. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Raber attended the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, LASIK

Dr. Michael E Sulewski, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Sulewski is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA and Radnor, PA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sulewski include conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis, and laser eye surgery. Dr. Sulewski is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sulewski trained at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Dr. Sulewski is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received distinctions including Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014; Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue; and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Glaucoma Surgery, Conjunctivitis, Cataract Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Blecher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Blecher is an ophthalmologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Blecher average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blecher include LASIK, biopsy, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his residency, Dr. Blecher trained at Wills Eye Institute. He is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

All Interests: Laser Eye Surgery, LASIK, Photorefractive Keratectomy, Sjogren's Syndrome, Cataracts, Biopsy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Monument Road; Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas practices ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tabas is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is open to new patients. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Wills Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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Dr. Anita S Nevyas-Wallace, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
333 East City Avenue; Two Bala Plaza
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Anita Nevyas-Wallace's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Nevyas-Wallace's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), laser eye surgery, and cataracts. Her professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Cooper University Health Care. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Scheie Eye Institute. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Nevyas-Wallace is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery

Dr. Stephen E Orlin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Stephen Orlin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: conjunctivitis (pink eye), laser eye surgery, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orlin attended medical school at the University of Cape Town Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Orlin trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue; 2002, 2010, and 2012 - 2017 and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Routine Eye Exam, Herpes, Descemet's Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah Rubin Herrmann, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 N. 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Deborah Herrmann's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her clinical interests include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and glaucoma. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herrmann takes. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Medical Center, and Bellevue Hospital Center, Dr. Herrmann attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010; Recognized by Main Line Today Top Doctors 2009, 2012, and 2013 issues; and Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue. Dr. Herrmann's professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Conjunctivitis, Eye Trauma, Eyelid Problems, Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Eye Exam, Refractive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Kay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
50 Monument Road; Suite 110
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kay is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Dr. Kay accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kay obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Sjogren's Syndrome

Specializes in Ophthalmology
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA. His clinical interests include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galib takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Galib completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
101 W Elm Street; Suite 340
Conshohocken, PA
 

Dr. Harvey Fracht sees patients in Conshohocken, PA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In Dr. Fracht's practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fracht trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Fracht is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. An Thien Vo, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
219 N. Broad Street; The Arnold T. Berman, Md Building, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. An Vo is an ophthalmologist. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Vo is affiliated with Drexel Medicine and Phoenixville Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive corneal surgery

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Cataracts, Refractive Corneal Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Brandon Daniel Ayres, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Presidential Boulevard; Suite 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA
 

Dr. Brandon Ayres is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayres accepts. Dr. Ayres's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

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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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