We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Philadelphia, PA.

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Dr. Barry N Wasserman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 510
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Wasserman is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Princeton, NJ and Camden, NJ. These areas are among Dr. Wasserman's clinical interests: diplopia (double vision), thyroid problems, and strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cooper University Health Care and Princeton HealthCare System. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wasserman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Laser Eye Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin I Roat, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 E. Lancaster Avenue; Suite B54, East, The Office of Melvin I. Roat, M.d. - Wynnewood
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Melvin Roat specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Roat include external eye diseases and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Roat performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Dr. Roat (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Polish. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. Dr. Roat's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. Mark Blecher is an ophthalmologist in Philadelphia, PA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blecher has a special interest in LASIK, biopsy, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Blecher is 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
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West, Curtis Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Tabas include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Tabas 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. Before completing her residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Tabas attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tabas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Sjogren's Syndrome, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael L Kay, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West, Curtis Center
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kay is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kay has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kay accepts. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kay is professionally affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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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, who practices in Paoli, PA, Bryn Mawr, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Galib include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Main Line Health. Dr. Galib 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
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Sucheski works as an ophthalmologist in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wills Eye Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Sucheski include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sucheski is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sucheski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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