Finding Providers
loading

We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Dr. John Phillip Myers, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Myers is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Myers graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Myers trained at St. John's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). His areas of expertise include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Myers takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

No Photo
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1034 Mar Walt Drive; Suite 200
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Phil Alabata specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Alabata include glaucoma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Alabata attended A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Alabata is conversant in Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Sunil Gupta, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sunil Gupta, who practices in Pensacola, FL and Fort Walton Beach, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gupta's clinical interests include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Magdalena Florez Shuler, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Lewis Turner Boulevard
Fort Walton Beach, FL
 

Dr. Magdalena Shuler's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shuler include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Shuler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Credentials

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.