We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Cigna near Shelton, CT.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Philip Silverstone is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Orange, CT, Shelton, CT, and New Haven, CT. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, blepharoplasty, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Silverstone obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Silverstone is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Blepharoplasty, Eye ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
325 Boston Post Road; Ken - Mike Building
Orange, CT
 

Dr. Darron Bacal is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bacal honors. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Bacal performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Bacal welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, eye trauma, cataracts

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Eye Muscle Surgery, Eye Trauma, Cataracts, Eye Exam, Amblyopia, Strabismus, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
158 Main Street; Suite 303
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Kim Robbins sees patients in Bridgeport, CT, Ansonia, CT, and New Haven, CT. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Robbins's clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Stamford Hospital, Connecticut and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Robbins is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dry eye syndrome, cataracts

All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Treatment, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Martin Shapiro specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Shapiro attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapiro include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Shapiro is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Eye Exam, Cataract ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Huntington, CT
 

Dr. Seth Meskin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. In Dr. Meskin's practice, he is particularly interested in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye trauma, external eye diseases, dry eye syndrome, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Trauma, Cataract Surgery, Cornea Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Allergy & Immunology, Adult Pulmonology
4 Corporate Drive; Suite 268
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Nelson Chao's areas of specialization are adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology; he sees patients in Shelton, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Chao is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He trained at Cabrini Medical Center for his residency. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Chao honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chao (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Chinese. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye)

All Interests: Drug Allergy, Eczema, Immunodeficiency, Immunization, Ear Infection, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, ... (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.