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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 physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Silverstone include thyroid problems, blepharoplasty, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Silverstone has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Silverstone is open to 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
158 Main Street; Suite 303
Ansonia, CT
 

Dr. Kim Robbins practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bridgeport, CT, Ansonia, CT, and New Haven, CT. Dr. Robbins's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. She honors 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. In addition to English, Dr. Robbins speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Her practice is open to 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. Darron Bacal is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Milford, CT, Orange, CT, and Shelton, CT. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bacal is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Bacal attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bacal's office for an appointment.

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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
2 Trap Falls Road; Suite 104
Shelton, CT
 

Dr. Martin Shapiro is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Shapiro's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and comprehensive ophthalmology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Shapiro is 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Milford, CT, Orange, CT, and Huntington, CT. His areas of expertise include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Meskin studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. He accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meskin is open to 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 medical specialty is adult allergy & immunology and adult pulmonology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Chao is in-network for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Chao obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at Cabrini Medical Center. Dr. Chao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Chinese.

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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.