We found 27 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna near Wellesley, MA.

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Dr. Charles Stephen Foster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
201 Suite; 1440 Main Street
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Charles Foster specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Foster (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Foster at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Foster include: Best Doctors In America; Who's Who In America; and American Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Foster is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, uveitis, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Robyn Baumal, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1 Washington Street; Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Caroline Baumal, who practices in Brookline, MA, Wellesley Hills, MA, and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Her areas of expertise include the following: surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). She is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Baumal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Baumal obtained her medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; Fellow Royal College Physians Surgeons Canada; and Specializes in Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical. In addition to English, Dr. Baumal (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Evan Bruce Gold, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Evan Gold is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Gold's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gold include comprehensive ophthalmology, laser surgery, and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Atrius Health and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gold's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Laser Surgery

Dr. Lois E H. Smith, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
9 Hope Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Lois Smith, who practices in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: genetic disorders, strabismus, and hemangioma. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: MD Cum Laude, Boston Univ School Med; Alfred Bressler Prize in Vision Science Alcon Research Institute Award; and Friedenwald Award. She speaks Mandarin. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, Ptosis

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Genetic Disorders, Ptosis, Strabismus, Hemangiomas

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
422 Worcester Street; Suite 201
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Sheldon Buzney is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Wellesley Hills, MA. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Buzney's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Buzney is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Buzney include: Honor Award; American Academy Of Ophthalmology; and Senior Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Jay S Duker, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1 Washington Street; Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Jay Duker is a retina specialist in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. In his practice, Dr. Duker focuses on surgical procedures, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), and eye cancer. Dr. Duker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Wills Eye Institute for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Duker include: Boston Super Doctors; "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine; and "Top Doctor" and in top 1% in the nation in his specialty, U.S. News & World Report. Dr. Duker offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), eye cancer

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Eye Cancer

Specializes in Ophthalmology
54 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl is an ophthalmologist in Brookline, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. In addition to English, he speaks Yiddish. His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Kornmehl is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital, Dr. Kornmehl attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kornmehl include: Boston Super Doctors; Appointee To Mass Commission For The Blind By Examiner, American Board Of Ophthalmology; and Director, Novatec Laser Program, Massachusetts Eye. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

Dr. Pedram Hamrah, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Washington Street; Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Pedram Hamrah is an ophthalmologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hamrah has indicated that his clinical interests include cornea transplant (keratoplasty) and dry eye syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Hamrah obtained his medical school training at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Marquis Who's Who in America. Storm Eye/ASCRS Excellence in Research Resident Scholarship Award; Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology; and Silver Fellow-Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hamrah is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, dry eye syndrome, cornea problems

All Interests: Dry Eye Syndrome, Cornea Transplant, Anterior Segment Diseases, Imaging Procedures, Anterior ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Ann Smith, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
65 Walnut Street; Suite 301
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Jill Smith is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Smith obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Coventry, and Aetna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Smith include: Boston Super Doctors; Fellow of the Year; and Resident Teaching Award, Mass. In addition to English, Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian. She is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
464 Hillside Avenue; Suite 205
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Deborah Jacobs is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She works in Needham, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Jacobs has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa; and Rhodes Scholarship. She speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems

Dr. Amita K Bhatt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2000 Washington Street; Suite 462 Green Building
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Amita Bhatt is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Newton, MA and Newton Lower Falls, MA. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Aetna, and Medicaid. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bhatt include: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa/Chatham Merit Scholar; and Best Boston Magazine-Top Doctors Recognition. Dr. Bhatt (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
980 Washington Street; Suite 120
Dedham, MA
 

Dr. Milhim Aswad is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Dedham, MA. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aswad attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center and American University of Beirut Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Presentation; Castroviejo Society Award For Best Fellow; and Surgical teaching award BMC. Dr. Aswad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital. Dr. Aswad has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cataracts, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataracts, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
20 Hope Avenue; Suite 212
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Donald Putnoi's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Putnoi attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chief Of Ophthalmology, Deaconess Waltham Hospital and Past Chairman, Medical Executive Committee, DEACONESS WALTHAM HOSPITAL. Dr. Putnoi has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Joel M Reisman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Washington Street; Suite 212
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Joel Reisman is an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Brookline, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. Dr. Reisman honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Reisman has received professional recognition including the following: **BOARD ELEGIBLE IN OPHTHALMOLOGY** AMA Physicians Recognition Award; Resident's Award For; and Teaching Excellence. Dr. Reisman (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1440 Main Street
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Gillies, who practices in Dedham, MA and Waltham, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Gillies include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Gillies is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Heidi Fischer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5 Clarke Road
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Heidi Fischer is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Wellesley Hills, MA and Needham, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Fischer include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. Dr. Fischer accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Fischer's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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.
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