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We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near San Luis Obispo, CA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1270 Peach Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. John Cotter is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Cotter's clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cotter takes. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. Cotter has received the following distinction: Assistant Medical Director of the North Carolina Eye Bank. Dr. Cotter (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
628 California Boulevard; Suite D
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Craig Merrill is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Pismo Beach, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA. His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Merrill is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Merrill attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
689 Tank Farm Road; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Rena Stathacopoulos is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Templeton, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Stathacopoulos completed a residency program at Jules Stein Eye Institute. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Christopher Heeg, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
689 Tank Farm Road
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Heeg's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Heeg's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heeg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
689 Tank Farm Road; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Larry Baldwin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Baldwin accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Baldwin attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3855 Broad Street; Suite B
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Adam Abroms' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abroms is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
628 California Boulevard; Suite D
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Mark Sherman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Sherman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Uveitis, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1270 Peach Street; Suite 100
San Luis Obispo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Limberg specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Luis Obispo, CA and Arroyo Grande, CA. Dr. Limberg attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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What are Eye Problems?

Almost every moment that we are awake, we rely on our eyes to navigate and interact with the world around us. But we rarely give our eyes much thought. The truth is, the eyes are amazing, complex and delicate organs. Millions of people every year have problems with their eyes. Some of the most common eye problems are refractive disorders, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and cataracts.

Refractive disorders happen when the shape of your eye doesn’t let you focus very precisely. You might be myopic (nearsighted), hyperopic (farsighted), or have an astigmatism, which is a focus problem caused by the cornea. Refractive disorders can be corrected by glasses or contacts.

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. It happens when fluid pressure builds up within the eye and damages the optic nerve. It is treated with medications and surgery.

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. The retina is tissue at the back of the eye that is filled with numerous, tiny blood vessels. When diabetes damages these delicate blood vessels, they burst or leak, leading to blind spots and blurred vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be treated with laser therapy and surgery, but often vision cannot be restored.

Macular degeneration is common in older adults. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for crisp center vision. Over time, the cells in the macula begin to die, making central vision blurry. An early symptom of macular degeneration is that straight lines appear wavy.

Cataracts happen when the clear lens in the front of the eye becomes cloudy, making things look blurry or faded. They are extremely common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have had a cataract. In early stages, prescription glasses and magnifying lenses can help. As the cataracts get worse, surgery to replace the lens may be the best option.

More than just one of the five senses, we rely heavily on our eyes to communicate, work, and get around every day. It’s important to have regular eye exams to make sure your vision stays in good shape for years to come.