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We found 21 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Essential Health near Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Thomas Charles Spoor, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Spoor's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures and laser treatment. Dr. Spoor's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Before completing his residency at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Spoor attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Spoor has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Facial Problems, Laser Treatment, Eye Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures, X-Rays

Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jody Abrams is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Abrams takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Abrams graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency training at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

Dr. Oren Zev Plous, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1961 Floyd Stree; Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Oren Plous is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Plous's areas of expertise consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Before performing his residency at Kresge Eye Institute, Dr. Plous attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is in-network for 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: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Marc Levy specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Levy a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Levy graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
1219 S. East Avenue; #105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Schwartz specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sarasota, FL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8380 N Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Silverman practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Silverman has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He 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. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Doheny Eye Institute's residency program. Dr. Silverman has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Joseph A Hegleh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1857 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Hegleh an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hegleh obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Dana James Weinkle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3131 S Tamiami Trail; #201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dana Weinkle's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Weinkle a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinkle graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. David Paul Campbell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2121 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Campbell is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Campbell has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Campbell accepts. Dr. Campbell graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building F, Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Wahl is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Wahl is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors 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: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Snyder works as an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Snyder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. He 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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All Interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Eric Lee Berman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1427 S Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Eric Berman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berman's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise consist of vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parrott's residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. J. Foster's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Foster include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Foster graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Robert Steven Friedman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Friedman is an ophthalmologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman takes.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2650 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Elena Kiang, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Luis Razetti School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kiang completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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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.