We found 6 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 102 near Philadelphia, PA.

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Barry N. Wasserman M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.87 stars (8 ratings)
Three Cooper Plaza; Suite 510
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Barry Wasserman is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Wasserman include diplopia (double vision), thyroid problems, and strabismus. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Wasserman's professional affiliations include Saint Peter's Healthcare System (New Jersey), Cooper University Health Care, and Princeton HealthCare System.

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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)

Mark H. Blecher MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.75 stars (4 ratings)
840 Walnut Street; Suite 1240
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Mark Blecher is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Blecher include LASIK, biopsy, and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency 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, Cataracts, Biopsy

Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Janine Tabas practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), biopsy, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tabas takes. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Tabas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Biopsy

Michael L. Kay M.D.
Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.37 stars (2 ratings)
601 Walnut Street; Suite 210 West
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Michael Kay is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA and Bala Cynwyd, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Kay honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kay completed his residency training at Scheie Eye Institute and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 3.33 stars (6 ratings)
51 North 39th Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Samuel Galib is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Galib average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Galib include retinal detachment repair, glaucoma, and LASIK. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. Dr. Galib is affiliated with Main Line Health. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
average rating 4.88 stars (9 ratings)
840 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Brian Sucheski's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Sucheski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wills Eye Institute.

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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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