We found 5 ophthalmologists who accept Kaiser Permanente HMO near Vista, CA.

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Dr. David Temple Beverly IV, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Road
Vista, CA
 

Dr. David Beverly is an ophthalmologist in San Diego, CA and Vista, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Beverly is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Kim's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Dr. Kim attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Gary Groesbeck is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in San Diego, CA and Vista, CA. These areas are among Dr. Groesbeck's clinical interests: glaucoma and cataracts. He takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Groesbeck attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Steven Zane is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Zane focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. Dr. Zane obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Specializes in Ophthalmology
780 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Mark Soontornvachrin works as an ophthalmologist. He is in-network for Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck 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.
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