We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Boulder, CO.

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UCHealth - Mina Pantcheva MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Mina Pantcheva is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of expertise consist of vision problems, glaucoma, and surgical procedures. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Pantcheva obtained her medical school training at Medical University of Sofia and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Pantcheva's distinctions include: Pilot Award Program, University of Colorado/Colorado School of Mines and Pilot Award Program 2015 - University of Colorado/Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Pantcheva (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bulgarian and Russian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Surgical Procedures, Eye Problems

UCHealth - Eric Hink MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5495 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Eric Hink's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hink include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Hink honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow Teaching Award 2010 - Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine and Fellow Teaching Award, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Colorado School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Swedish Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems, eye cancer

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UCHealth - Marilyn Dougherty MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
727 8th Street
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Marilyn Dougherty's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Dougherty performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. These areas are among her clinical interests: vision problems, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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UCHealth - William Roberts MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
385 Broadway
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. William Roberts is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Roberts's areas of expertise include the following: vision problems, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Roberts is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Centura Health, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Vision Problems, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
4745 Arapahoe Avenue; Suite 100
Boulder, CO
 

Dr. Brian Nichols specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boulder, CO. Dr. Nichols's areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Patients gave Dr. Nichols an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye 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.