We found 7 providers with an interest in refractive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Arlington, TX.

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Ronald Martin Barke MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.13 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
400 West Arbrook Boulevard; Suite 121
Arlington, TX

Dr. Ronald Barke is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Arlington, TX. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. Dr. Barke is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barke honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Aaleya Faruk Koreishi MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
707 N Fielder Road; Ste B-1
Arlington, TX

Dr. Aaleya Koreishi practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fort Worth, TX and Arlington, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koreishi include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital and Texas Health Dallas. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Koreishi accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.37 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
101 W Randol Mill Road; Suite 120
Arlington, TX

Dr. Huy Tran practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Arlington, TX. Dr. Tran has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Tran speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
801 W Randol Mill Road; Suite 201
Arlington, TX

Dr. Douglas Ford is an ophthalmologist in Arlington, TX and Mansfield, TX. Dr. Ford's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Ford is in-network for 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

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
707 N Fielder Road; Ste B-1
Arlington, TX

Dr. Patricia Ple-Plakon is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing her residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, Dr. Ple-Plakon attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Ple-Plakon is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

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

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.16 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
350 E Interstate 20
Arlington, TX

Dr. David Kleiman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Kleiman's areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kleiman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
350 E Interstate 20
Arlington, TX

Dr. Anthony Evangelista practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Evangelista is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , Refractive Surgery

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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