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We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept PacifiCare POS near Vacaville, CA.

Dr. Melissa Smith Torralva, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Smith specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, LASIK, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Before completing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, LASIK, Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Julie Ann Chen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
770 Mason Street
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Julie Chen practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Fairfield, CA and Vacaville, CA. Her areas of expertise include eye problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), astigmatism, diabetic retinopathy, presbyopia, dry eyes, eye problems

All Interests: Trabeculectomy, Cataract Surgery, Facial Problems, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Brian Reed, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; #150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. John Reed is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Reed accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. Reed attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Reed is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Joel Abrahm Pearlman, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; #150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Joel Pearlman's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Pearlman focuses on glaucoma, vitreoretinal surgical procedures, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Pearlman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pearlman trained at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Thomas Wendel, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; Suite 150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Robert Wendel is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He works in Sacramento, CA, Roseville, CA, and Elk Grove, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wendel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Wendel's areas of expertise include the following: vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Wendel has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Wendel has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular hole, uveitis, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Uveitis, Eye Problems, Retina ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Amy Chang, MS, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 Burton Drive; #150
Vacaville, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Chang's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She has indicated that her clinical interests include eye problems and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net ELECT POS, and more. Dr. Chang attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilmer Eye Institute for residency. She speaks Taiwanese. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, eye problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retina Surgery, Retinal ... (Read more)

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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.