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We found 22 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna near Wellesley, MA.

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

Dr. Caroline Baumal specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. In her practice, she is particularly interested in surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Baumal accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Dr. Baumal's distinctions include: "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. She is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Baumal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Charles Foster sees patients in Waltham, MA and Cambridge, MA. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Foster is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and AARP are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster honors. Dr. Foster attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinctions: American Ophthalmological Society; Best Doctors In America, 1996- present; and Who's Who In America, 1985-Present. Dr. Foster (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Foster welcomes 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. Evan Bruce Gold, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
400 Hillside Avenue
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Evan Gold is an ophthalmologist in Needham, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and Concord, MA. His areas of expertise consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gold average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gold is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gold's hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gold's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Laser Surgery, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
55 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kaufman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. In Dr. Kaufman's practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Kaufman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kaufman has received professional recognition including the following: Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
54 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl practices ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Yiddish. Dr. Kornmehl is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Kornmehl honors Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Appointee To Mass Commission For The Blind By; and Examiner, American Board Of Ophthalmology. Dr. Kornmehl welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Washington Street; Mob - White 548
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Santiago Villazon's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Villazon honors Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Villazon has received include Asst. Professor Of Ophthalmology, Boston; the University School Of Medicine; and Fellow American Academy Of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Norwood Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Villazon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Lois Smith is a pediatric ophthalmologist. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of genetic disorders, strabismus, and hemangioma. She honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received distinctions including MD Cum Laude, Boston Univ School Med, .; Friedenwald Award; and Alfred Bressler Prize in Vision Science. She is conversant in Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, Ptosis

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

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
67 Union Street; Suite 401
Natick, MA
 

Dr. Jo-Ann Haney-Tilton sees patients in Norwood, MA, Framingham, MA, and Natick, MA. Her medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haney-Tilton is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Haney-Tilton attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases, external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with ... (Read more)

Dr. Deborah S Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
464 Hillside Avenue; Suite 205
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Deborah Jacobs practices ophthalmology (eye disease). She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacobs has an open panel. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Jacobs attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa.; and Rhodes Scholarship.. Dr. Jacobs speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Contact Lenses, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1 Washington Street; Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Pedram Hamrah works as an ophthalmologist. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Hamrah focuses on cornea transplant (keratoplasty) and dry eye syndrome. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Hamrah has received distinctions including Marquis Who's Who in America.; Storm Eye/ASCRS 2005 Excellence in Research Resident Scholarship Award; and Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jill Smith practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newton, MA, Newton Lower Falls, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. Dr. Smith obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She takes AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Fellow of the Year, Resident Teaching Award, Mass; and Eye And Ear Infirmary .. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian. She is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Joel Reisman works as an ophthalmologist in Boston, MA, Brookline, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. Dr. Reisman has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He accepts Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Reisman is a graduate of KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Beth Israel Medical Center, New York's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: **board Elegible In Ophthalmology**; AMA Physicians Recognition Award; and Resident's Award For Teaching Excellence. In addition to English, Dr. Reisman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, French, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

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

Dr. Amita Bhatt practices pediatric ophthalmology in Newton, MA and Newton Lower Falls, MA. She attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Bhatt completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bhatt include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes AARP, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhatt has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Lange Medical Publication Award. Dr. Bhatt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Bhatt's professional affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Milhim Aswad practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Dedham, MA. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center and American University of Beirut Medical Center, Dr. Aswad attended American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Aswad include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts Coventry, Viant, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Castroviejo Society Award For Best Fellow; Presentation, .; and Surgical teaching award BMC. Dr. Aswad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Aswad is affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Cornea Problems

Dr. Ralph H Hinckley, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2000 Washington Street; White 548
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Ralph Hinckley's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hinckley include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Hinckley is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Hinckley's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include President, New England Ophthalmological Society. and Lions Club Community Service Award..

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Donald Putnoi practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Putnoi is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Putnoi takes. Dr. Putnoi studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received the following distinctions: Chief Of Ophthalmology, Deaconess Waltham Hospital; 1985-1995; and Past Chairman, Medical Executive Committee. Dr. Putnoi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Anterior Segment Diseases

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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.