We found 7 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Santa Barbara, CA.

Dr. Dilsher Singh Dhoot, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Dilsher Dhoot is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Dhoot speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a graduate of Casey Eye Institute's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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Dr. Robert Logan Avery, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Robert Avery sees patients in Santa Barbara, CA and Santa Maria, CA. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Avery's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Avery attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Avery speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Couvillion is an ophthalmologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Couvillion graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. In addition to English, Dr. Couvillion speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Ma'an Nasir is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Santa Barbara, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nasir honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1919 State Street; Suite 303
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Jacobson practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Santa Barbara, CA. He speaks Spanish. In Dr. Jacobson's practice, he is particularly interested in anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Nathan Christopher Steinle, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Steinle's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Steinle is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Dante Joseph Pieramici, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
515 E Micheltorena Street; Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA
 

Dr. Dante Pieramici is a retina specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.