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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Ho attended the University of Texas and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. L Neal Freeman, MBA, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5510 Murrell Road
Viera, FL
 

Dr. L. Freeman practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Viera, FL and Melbourne, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in plastic surgery procedures and comprehensive ophthalmology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Freeman attended the University of Michigan Medical School. On average, patients gave Dr. Freeman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinctions: 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

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

Dr. Sushma Vance's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
150 S Woods Drive
Rockledge, FL
 

Dr. Hetal Vaishnav specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in Melbourne, FL and Rockledge, FL. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaishnav accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Clinical interests: Research, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Drew Bawcombe's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He is especially interested in vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Bawcombe is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Bawcombe attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Clinical interests: Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
5510 Murrell Road
Viera, FL
 

Dr. David Weiser, who practices in Melbourne, FL and Viera, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Weiser 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. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Mark Dresner is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Dresner studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. He is in-network for 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Rockledge, FL. For his professional training, Dr. Dezayas completed a residency program at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. In his practice, Dr. Dezayas focuses on anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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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.