We found 17 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Pittsburgh, PA.

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Dr. Deepinder Kaur Dhaliwal, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases, Other
203 Lothrop Street; 8th Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Deepinder Dhaliwal's specialty is corneal and external diseases. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Dhaliwal's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Dhaliwal speaks Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Lawrence Laray Gipson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5418 Walnut Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Lawrence Gipson is an ophthalmologist in Charleroi, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Gipson graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise include facial problems, acne, and radiesse. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gipson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , LASIK, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Dickey is an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickey include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Dickey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickey studied medicine at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Scott Lawrence Portnoy, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2026 E Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Scott Portnoy's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Portnoy accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Portnoy graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC St. Margaret.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
713 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Scherer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He obtained his medical school training at Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Scherer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
808 Broadway Avenue
Mckees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Karlik works as an ophthalmologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Karlik is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karlik honors. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Karlik's residency was performed at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. His professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and UPMC Passavant.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Joel Brown is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center. Dr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Dr. Brown honors 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, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Ladan Espandar, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
203 Lothrop Street; Ste 821.2
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ladan Espandar is a corneal and external diseases specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Espandar attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). Dr. Espandar has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Espandar speaks Persian. Her professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Peter Joel Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Peter Berkowitz is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Berkowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Berkowitz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Berkowitz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McGill University.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

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

Dr. Paul Ronald Rosenberg, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
532 S Aiken Avenue; Suite 520
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Paul Rosenberg's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Rosenberg average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosenberg's clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital, Dr. Rosenberg attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Retina Problems, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Alex Mammen, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 7
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Alex Mammen's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Mammen is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Mammen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Mammen attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5701 Centre Avenue; Suite L3
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Missry is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Missry has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Missry attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1015 West View Park Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Troy Karlik works as an ophthalmologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Karlik include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karlik accepts. Before completing his residency at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Karlik attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
5947 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Helen Davis' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Dr. Davis's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Davis takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Davis (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Monroeville Surgery Center.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Roheena M Kamyar, MD
Specializes in Corneal and External Diseases
203 Lothrop Street; Floor 6
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Roheena Kamyar's area of specialization is corneal and external diseases. Dr. Kamyar has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Kamyar is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC - Surgery Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
27 Heckel Road; Suite 211
Mc Kees Rocks, PA
 

Dr. Richard Bowers is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Bowers's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Relevant Interests: , refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)

All Interests: Cataracts, 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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