Finding Providers
loading

We found 11 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Boynton Beach, FL. Dr. Habib has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is professionally affiliated with Bethesda Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Habib attended Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Habib (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
11195 S Jog Road; Suite 2
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Alberto Ortiz's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He has a special interest in anterior segment diseases. Dr. Ortiz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases

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

Dr. Lee Friedman is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in eye problems. Dr. Friedman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Friedman is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Joseph Nezgoda's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Nezgoda obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nezgoda include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Nezgoda (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language, Spanish, and Italian.

Read more

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's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, Dr. Katz focuses on retina surgery and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Katz has received distinctions including Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition and Florida Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Bethesda Health.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5057 South Congress Avenue; Suite 403
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Jay Wallshein is an ophthalmologist in Atlantis, FL and Lake Worth, FL. Dr. Wallshein's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient ratings for Dr. Wallshein average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallshein takes Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallshein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1717 W Woolbright Road
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Barry Schechter is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Schechter focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Schechter attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

No Photo
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
901 N Congress Avenue; Suite 104
Boyton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Gianmarco Paris' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Paris has a special interest in glaucoma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Emanuel Newmark is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Wellington, FL, West Palm Beach, FL, and Atlantis, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newmark include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Newmark accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Boca Raton Super Doctors; South Florida Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Newmark is professionally affiliated with West Palm Beach VA Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 North Congress Avenue; Suite 104
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Robins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robins accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Robins attended Boston University School of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

No Photo
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
901 N Congress Avenue; #104
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Oteiza's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Oteiza attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.