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We found 3 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Saint Charles, IL.

Anjali S Hawkins MD PHD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1000 Randall Road Geneva Eye Clinic, Ltd.; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
(630) 232-1282

Dr. Anjali Hawkins' specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Hawkins is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Rush University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hawkins include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hawkins (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Hawkins is affiliated with Delnor Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophth and Glaucoma

Dr. Katherine Z Brito MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1000 Randall Road; Suite 100
Geneva, IL
(630) 232-1282; (630) 717-2466

Dr. Katherine Brito's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. In her practice, Dr. Brito focuses on eye problems. She is affiliated with Delnor Hospital. Before performing her residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Dr. Brito attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Pediatric Ophth

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
40w330 La Fox Road
St. Charles, IL
(630) 584-9850

Dr. Lucas Wendel is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Wendel focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wendel is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophth and Medical Retina


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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.