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We found 7 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Luis Obispo, CA.

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

Dr. Craig Merrill sees patients in Pismo Beach, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Clinical interests for Dr. Merrill include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Merrill is conversant in 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's clinical interests encompass strabismus. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Jules Stein Eye Institute's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Derek Lauritzen's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In Dr. Lauritzen's practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Lauritzen attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests 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. Baldwin takes. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in San Luis Obispo, CA. Dr. Abroms's areas of expertise consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Luis Obispo, CA. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Sherman completed residency programs at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Sherman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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). Dr. Limberg is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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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.