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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and Templeton, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cotter include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Cotter completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Assistant Medical Director of the North Carolina Eye Bank. Dr. Cotter (or staff) is conversant in 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Merrill's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merrill takes. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Merrill 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. Dr. Stathacopoulos is especially interested in strabismus. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for her residency. Dr. Stathacopoulos 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

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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). His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Heeg's areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Heeg is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heeg takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baldwin accepts. Dr. Baldwin is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baldwin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Adam Abroms works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Abroms has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency 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, who practices in San Luis Obispo, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Sherman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency.

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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Limberg include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. 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. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.