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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, who practices in Jacksonville, FL and Orange Park, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Dr. Levine has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Levine attended Indiana University School of Medicine.

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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 specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Jacksonville, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Singal completed a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Singal has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Russell Pecoraro is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Pecoraro is professionally affiliated with Orange Park Medical Center. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pecoraro honors.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Downer average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 works as an ophthalmologist in Orange Park, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Harris include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Harris graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at National Naval Medical Center.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended Emory University School of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. His clinical interests include anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Levenson has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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.

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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.