We found 8 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueCare Essential near Viera, FL.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
8040 N Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. K. Ho practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Ho focuses on strabismus and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Ho speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. L Neal Freeman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
5510 Murrell Road
Viera, FL
 

Dr. L. Freeman's area of specialization is ophthalmic plastic surgery. Dr. Freeman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His distinctions include: Orkan Stasior Leadership Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Outstanding Contribution Award, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; and Secretariat Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Plastic Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1978 Rockledge Boulevard; Suite 105
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Sushma Vance practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vance honors. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5510 Murrell Road
Viera, FL
 

Dr. David Weiser sees patients in Melbourne, FL and Viera, FL. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Weiser is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
150 S Woods Drive
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Hetal Vaishnav's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). After attending Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Vaishnav completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Vaishnav takes.

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Clinical interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Drew Phillip Bawcombe, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1978 Rockledge Boulevard; Suite 105
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Drew Bawcombe's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bawcombe takes. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Bawcombe is affiliated with Broward Health.

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Clinical interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Specializes in Ophthalmology
8045 Spyglass Hill Road; Suite 105
Viera, FL
 

Dr. Mark Dresner works as an ophthalmologist in Viera, FL. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1282 Us Highway 1; Suite 2
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Luis Dezayas is an ophthalmologist in Rockledge, FL. Dr. Dezayas trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for his residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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