We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Humana near Bowling Green, KY.

Dr. James Ovid Jarvis, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
1777 Ashley Circle
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. James Jarvis specializes in general internal medicine and practices in Bowling Green, KY. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jarvis's areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), migraine, and cancer. He takes MultiPlan, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jarvis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, eye infection

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Dr. Timothy R Long, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine
1320 Andrea Street
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Timothy Long is a Bowling Green, KY physician who specializes in family medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Long's clinical interests: male incontinence, migraine, and cryotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Long average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye), eyelid problems, eye infection

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Dr. Indar Mohan Jhamb, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Allergy, Allergy & Immunology
1211 Ashley Circle
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Indar Jhamb's areas of specialization are pediatric allergy and allergy & immunology; he sees patients in Bowling Green, KY. These areas are among Dr. Jhamb's clinical interests: conjunctivitis (pink eye), emphysema, and bronchitis. He is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Patna Medical College. Dr. Jhamb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Health.

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Relevant Interests: , conjunctivitis (pink eye), eye infection

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Dr. John Eric Voakes, MD
Specializes in General Pediatrics
725 Chestnut Street
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. John Voakes is a pediatrician in Bowling Green, KY. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Voakes include migraine, foot pain, and audiometry test. Dr. Voakes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Humana. He is affiliated with TriStar Health.

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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.