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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 is especially interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Merrill is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, 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' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. In her practice, she is particularly interested in strabismus. Dr. Stathacopoulos is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in San Luis Obispo, CA and Templeton, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Lauritzen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Templeton, CA and San Luis Obispo, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baldwin include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Baldwin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in San Luis Obispo, CA. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abroms is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abroms 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 sees patients in San Luis Obispo, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Sherman performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 sees patients in San Luis Obispo, CA and Arroyo Grande, CA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Limberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Limberg's clinical interests encompass 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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.