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We found 17 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Largo, FL.

Dr. Kevin Cecil Greenidge, MPH, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Greenidge is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Greenidge's clinical interests include glaucoma. 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 attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Richard Joseph Hairston, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Richard Hairston works as an ophthalmologist in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hairston include glaucoma, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hairston is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Largo, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Philip Lee Shettle, DO
Specializes in Ophthalmology
13113 66th Street N.
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Philip Shettle is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Largo, FL and Tampa, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shettle is professionally affiliated with Largo Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Detroit Osteopathic Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Shettle is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Neel Rajendra Desai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Neel Desai is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Largo, FL. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Desai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Leonard Kirsch practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Kirsch (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kirsch include uveitis, retina surgery, and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Kirsch's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

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

Dr. Clinton Woods Sheets, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 S Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Clinton Sheets practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Clearwater, FL and Trinity, FL. In Dr. Sheets's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheets takes. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Mark Anderson Sibley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; Suite 260
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sibley is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, glaucoma, and LASIK. Patient reviews placed Dr. Sibley at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Sibley attended Meharry Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cornea problems, cataracts, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Diabetes, LASIK, Cornea Problems, Cataracts, Retina Problems, Glaucoma, Retina Surgery

Dr. Jonathan Andrew Mines, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
505 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Mines is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Clearwater, FL and Palm Harbor, FL. Dr. Mines's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mines trained at Lenox Hill Hospital for residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Mines is professionally affiliated with Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, uveitis, retinal detachment, eye problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Scleral Buckle, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Hole, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Mark Weinstock, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Weinstock's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include the following: eye muscle surgery, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patient reviews placed Dr. Weinstock at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Weinstock completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, YAG Laser Surgery, Laser Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Winston Thomas Cope, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Winston Cope, who practices in Largo, FL and Seminole, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Cope trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Dr. Matthew Martin Menosky, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
505 Druid Road E
Clearwater, FL
 

Dr. Matthew Menosky's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Menosky's areas of expertise consist of diabetes, macular degeneration, and uveitis. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Menosky attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, macular hole, uveitis

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Diabetes, Macular Hole, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James M Nielsen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8787 Bryan Dairy Road; #260
Largo, FL
 

Dr. James Nielsen, who practices in Clearwater, FL and Largo, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nielsen include uveitis, glaucoma, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Nielsen is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Nielsen graduated from New York Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis, glaucoma, eye problems

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Uveitis, Eye Problems, CO2 Laser Treatment, Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Handza, DO
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
9375 66th Street North
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Jason Handza sees patients in Tampa, FL, Saint Petersburg, FL, and Port Richey, FL. His medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Handza include vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Largo Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kettering Medical Center and Grandview Medical Center. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Handza takes.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
148 13th Street Sw
Largo, FL
 

Dr. William Layden is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In Dr. Layden's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. He is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Frank J Seidl, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2770 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL
 

Dr. Frank Seidl is a Largo, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include macular degeneration, uveitis, and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Seidl is affiliated with Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Seidl honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, retinal detachment

All Interests: Radial Keratotomy, Implant Surgery, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, Uveitis, Intraocular Lens ... (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.