Finding Providers
loading

We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield of California near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Charles Horton, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Neuro-Ophthalmology
1825 Fourth Street, Fifth Floor; Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Horton is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and neuro-ophthalmology. Dr. Horton (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Horton include amblyopia (lazy eye), hemifacial spasm, and blepharospasm. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Horton's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

Read more

Clinical interests: Hemifacial Spasm, Thyroid Problems, Intracranial Hypertension, Blepharospasm, Pituitary Adenoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Vance Good, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2340 Clay Street; Suite 100
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Good's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Good include eye problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Good is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Good attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He speaks French.

Read more

Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Earl L Stern, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2555 Ocean Avenue; Suite 202
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Earl Stern's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Stern is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Stern focuses on eye problems. Dr. Stern is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Stern performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Taliva Donley Martin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2340 Clay Street; #100
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Taliva Martin is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at California Pacific Medical Center for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in myopia (nearsightedness). Dr. Martin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin (or staff) speaks Spanish. In addition, she offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Myopia, Eye Problems

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.