We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Trumbull, CT.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Corporate Drive; Suite 112
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Steven Thornquist, who practices in Trumbull, CT, Waterbury, CT, and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Thornquist is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Thornquist include strabismus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scheie Eye Institute and Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Thornquist attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Thornquist (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Thornquist 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: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Wendy Ann Klein, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Wendy Klein is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Klein has indicated that her clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Klein is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. Edward Pulice works as an ophthalmologist in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Pulice's practice, he is particularly interested in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Pulice (or staff) speaks German and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract Surgery ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
160 Hawley Lane; Suite 107
Trumbull, CT
 

Dr. John Simses is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Trumbull, CT and New Haven, CT. Dr. Simses is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has a special interest in macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataract surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Focus. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Simses's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration

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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.