We found 11 ophthalmologists who accept HealthSmart near Chula Vista, CA.

Dr. Seema Vishnu Sundaram, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 E Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Seema Sundaram's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundaram takes. Dr. Sundaram graduated from Calicut Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University for her residency. She is conversant in Tamil. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Sundaram is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Gayle C Howard, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gayle Howard's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and diabetic retinopathy. Her professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Howard attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

Dr. Nasrin N Mani, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
835 Third Avenue; Suite A
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Nasrin Mani specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She speaks Persian. These areas are among her clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Mani is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. She attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Mani is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mani accepts. Dr. Mani welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary M Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 3rd Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Jacobs is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Chula Vista, CA. Dr. Jacobs's clinical interests include macular degeneration, LASIK, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Jacobs trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry M Scher, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
681 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Barry Scher specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among Dr. Scher's clinical interests: macular degeneration, microsurgery, and glaucoma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp HealthCare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Scher welcomes new patients. He attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Clinical interests: Microsurgery, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria E Castillejos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Maria Castillejos' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and laser surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Castillejos accepts. She obtained her medical school training at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Castillejos is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pterygium Surgery, Retina Problems, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
342 F Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Castillejos-Rios practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Castillejos-Rios (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and glaucoma. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal, Dr. Castillejos-Rios attended medical school at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Castillejos-Rios's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Lina Amini works as an ophthalmologist in Chula Vista, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Amini accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Amini graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Amini completed a residency program at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Amini has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars. She speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Sarjan H Patel, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2220 E Plaza Boulevard; #h
National City, CA
 

Dr. Sarjan Patel sees patients in San Diego, CA, Alpine, CA, and Escondido, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
865 3rd Avenue; Suite 121
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Martin Rajsbaum's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Rajsbaum takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rajsbaum graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Rajsbaum (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank Fonted Tsai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1400 East Palomar Street
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Frank Tsai specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in La Jolla, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and San Diego, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tsai include macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsai is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.