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We found 8 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1423 near Tallahassee, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Jerry Ford practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Ford accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Ford's medical residency was performed at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Viet Bui is an ophthalmologist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bui studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1401 Centerville Road; Suite 402
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Brian Sherman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in strabismus. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sherman graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kato works as an ophthalmologist in Tallahassee, FL. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Kato honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kato completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2020 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Francis Skilling practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, BlueOptions, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Skilling attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1905 Capital Circle Ne
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. John Bell is an ophthalmologist in Tallahassee, FL. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bell has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2535 Capital Medical Boulevard
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Richard Palmer's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Palmer is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palmer accepts. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Karen Ann Young, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2280 Wednesday Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Karen Young's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Young's medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Young include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Young is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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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.