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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spoor include 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. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Marc Levy works as an ophthalmologist. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Levy's training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8380 N Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Silverman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Silverman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silverman include strabismus. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silverman honors. Dr. Silverman attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. He 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. Oren Zev Plous, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1961 Floyd Stree; Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Oren Plous' medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. Dr. Plous honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Plous's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Kresge Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. 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. Dr. Abrams is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for his residency. His professional affiliations include 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 a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Schwartz graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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
1857 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hegleh is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hegleh include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors 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 Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Hegleh attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include 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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Snyder is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Snyder attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency.

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All Interests: Cancer, Eye Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Stephen Wahl's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Wahl's areas of expertise include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Michael Parrott is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Englewood, FL. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Parrott's medical residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parrott include vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2121 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. David Campbell specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Campbell 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. 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
1427 S Tamiami Trail; Suite B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Eric Berman is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Berman attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Dana Weinkle is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Weinkle focuses on 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Weinkle trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She 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. She studied medicine at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Dr. Kiang's residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Dr. Lawrence Mark Hurvitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Suite F - B
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Hurvitz is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Hurvitz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. J. Foster is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Foster's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency 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

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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.