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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, Office of Thomas Spoor Md
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Spoor works as an ophthalmologist. Dr. Spoor is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures and laser treatment. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Spoor has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

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

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). He is especially interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. 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. Dr. Plous graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kresge Eye Institute. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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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 is an ophthalmologist in Sarasota, FL and Venice, FL. He 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, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Levy performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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

Dr. Jody Abrams specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Abrams attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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

Dr. Thomas Schwartz is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include strabismus. Dr. Silverman 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. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. Dr. Silverman has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hegleh include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hegleh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hegleh takes. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Snyder is an ophthalmologist in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Snyder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Snyder honors 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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All Interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. David Campbell's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Campbell's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. 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 completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Sarasota, FL and Port Charlotte, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wahl focuses on glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wahl is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Dana Weinkle sees patients in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weinkle honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Weinkle is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Eric Berman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Berman studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency.

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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 works as a retina specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parrott include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). 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. Dr. Parrott graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

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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 sees patients in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Foster's areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes 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 Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Foster attended Emory University School of Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated Dr. Friedman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Friedman include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kiang attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine.

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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.