We found 11 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential near Boynton Beach, FL.

Dr. Maged Shehata Habib, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
2300 S Congress Avenue; Suite 102
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Maged Habib, who practices in Boynton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Habib has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Nassau University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Habib (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Habib is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Lee Scott Friedman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Lee Friedman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boynton Beach, FL. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Friedman has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
11195 S Jog Road; Suite 2
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Ortiz is an ophthalmologist. His clinical interests include anterior segment diseases. Dr. Ortiz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Joseph T Nezgoda, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1717 Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Nezgoda is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His clinical interests include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Nezgoda is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nezgoda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Randy Steven Katz, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1717 Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Randy Katz is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Boynton Beach, FL and Wellington, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Katz include retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. Dr. Katz is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Katz has received include Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Retina Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 W Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Barry Schechter's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Schechter honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
901 N Congress Avenue; Suite 104
Boyton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Gianmarco Paris sees patients in North Miami, FL and Boynton Beach, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His clinical interests include glaucoma. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paris honors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5057 South Congress Avenue; Suite 403
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Jay Wallshein practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Atlantis, FL and Lake Worth, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Wallshein a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Wallshein attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Wallshein (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Emanuel Newmark, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5057 S Congress Avenue; Suite 403
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Emanuel Newmark is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newmark include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Newmark trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Newmark has received the following distinctions: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. He is affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 North Congress Avenue; Suite 104
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Robins, who practices in Boynton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Robins's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Yale University for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
901 N Congress Avenue; #104
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Oteiza's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oteiza include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Oteiza is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Oteiza attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina 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.