We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Santa Cruz, CA.

Dr. Jason Alan Luksich, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 3rd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Jason Luksich practices ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Luksich a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, amblyopia (lazy eye), and uveitis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Luksich accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Luksich attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Kesler-Diaz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue; 3rd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Anna Kesler-Diaz sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kesler-Diaz include macular degeneration, macular hole, and glaucoma. Dr. Kesler-Diaz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Kesler-Diaz graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Kesler-Diaz's training includes residency programs at VA Long Beach Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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Clinical interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Levin, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue; Level 3
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Marc Levin's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in eye problems. Dr. Levin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Levin trained at Scheie Eye Institute. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Movement Disorders, Graves Disease, Strabismus Surgery, Facial Problems, Eye Problems, Botox ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Michael St. Clair, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ryan St.Clair is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. St.Clair include eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. St.Clair graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery, Partial-Thickness Corneal Transplant, Descemet's Stripping Endothelial ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark F Lieberman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1665 Dominican Way; Suite 224
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Marc Lieberman is an ophthalmologist in San Francisco, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Santa Cruz, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lieberman include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Lieberman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lieberman completed a residency program at Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Lieberman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases, Imaging ... (Read more)

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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.