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We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Orange Park, FL.

Dr. Lawrence Michael Levine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2023 Professional Center Drive
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Levine specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Jacksonville, FL and Orange Park, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Levine is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Levine is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Levine's education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3020 Hartley Road; #190
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Singal is a Jacksonville, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Singal include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Singal takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Singal trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2023 Professional Center Drive
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Russell Pecoraro specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pecoraro is professionally affiliated with Orange Park Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Donald Marc Downer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2023 Professional Drive
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Donald Downer is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Downer attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2023 Pro Ctr Drive; Suite A
Orange Park, FL
 

Dr. Clarence Harris is an ophthalmologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Harris include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors 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 National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Harris attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Dr. Jeffrey Herschel Levenson, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3020 Hartley Road; Suite 190
Jacksonville, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Levenson's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Levenson 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 Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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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.