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We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Venice, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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
540 The Rialto
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Alan Knapp is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Knapp focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Knapp takes 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 UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at Jacobi Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
540 The Rialto
Venice, 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

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, 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
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Joshua Kim practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Palermo Place
Venice, FL
 

Dr. P. Stephenson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Patients rated Dr. Stephenson highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephenson attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina.

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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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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.