We found 5 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Aetna Leap Basic near Media, PA.

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Dr. Michael Andrew Negrey, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 West Baltimore Pike; Riddle Hospital, Hcc Iii, Suite 3301
Media, PA
 

Dr. Michael Negrey is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Havertown, PA and Media, PA. Dr. Negrey is especially interested in glaucoma, LASIK, and dry eyes. His professional affiliations include Bryn Mawr Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrey has an open panel. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of "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. Melvin I Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1098 W Baltimore Pike, Opp; Suite 3405
Media, PA
 

Dr. Melvin Roat is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Polish. His clinical interests include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Roat trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roat accepts. Dr. Roat welcomes new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Baltimore Avenue
Media, PA
 

Dr. John Witherell's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Dr. Witherell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor" in Ophthalmology, Main Line Today. He is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes, LASIK, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Allison J Brucker, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 West State Street
Media, PA
 

Dr. Allison Brucker's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Brucker include conjunctivitis (pink eye), diabetic eye exam, and eye floater. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital Center. She is professionally affiliated with 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: Eye Floater, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Dry Eyes, Botox Injection, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Ophthalmology
30 Medical Center Boulevard; Ccmc Pob 1 - Suite 104
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sheldon Morris specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Upland, PA. In his practice, Dr. Morris focuses on refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), glaucoma, and cataracts. Dr. Morris is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. He studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Morris's training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, 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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