We found 34 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna near Wellesley, MA.

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

Dr. Evan Gold's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gold has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology, laser surgery, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gold obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Laser Surgery

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

Dr. Caroline Baumal is a retina specialist in Brookline, MA, Wellesley Hills, MA, and Boston, MA. She attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. Dr. Baumal has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumal honors. Dr. Baumal 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. She is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
55 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman is an ophthalmologist. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kaufman average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kaufman include: Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. Dr. Kaufman (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Kaufman is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Charles Foster is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among Dr. Foster's clinical interests: macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Foster attended Duke University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: American Ophthalmological Society; Best Doctors In America, 1996- present; and Who's Who In America, 1985-Present. Dr. Foster (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Foster is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting 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. Jay S Duker, MD
Specializes in Other, Vitreoretinal Diseases
1 Washington Street; Suite 212
Wellesley Hills, MA
 

Dr. Jay Duker works as a retina specialist. He offers interpreting services for his patients. In his practice, Dr. Duker focuses on surgical procedures, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases), and eye cancer. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Duker trained at Wills Eye Institute. Dr. Duker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Eye Cancer

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

Dr. Lois Smith works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. She has a special interest in genetic disorders, strabismus, and hemangioma. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. Dr. Smith attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Smith has received include MD Cum Laude, Boston Univ School Med, .; Friedenwald Award; and Alfred Bressler Prize in Vision Science. She speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic 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

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. Dr. Buzney speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Buzney attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buzney is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Honor Award; American Academy Of Ophthalmology and Certificate of Appreciation, EyeCare America. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Jo- Ann E Haney Tilton, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
67 Union Street; Suite 401
Natick, MA
 

Dr. Jo-Ann Haney-Tilton is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. She obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Haney-Tilton include cataract surgery. Dr. Haney-Tilton honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Haney-Tilton speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Pedram Hamrah is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Hamrah has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in cornea transplant (keratoplasty) and dry eye syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Hamrah is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Hamrah attended medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Hamrah offers interpreting services for his 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)

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

Dr. Deborah Jacobs is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Jacobs speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna. Dr. Jacobs has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa.; and Rhodes Scholarship.. Dr. Jacobs welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
54 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Kornmehl attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kornmehl include: Boston Super Doctors; Appointee To Mass Commission For The Blind By; and Examiner, American Board Of Ophthalmology. He is conversant in Yiddish. Dr. Kornmehl's professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kornmehl is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Santiago Villazon is an ophthalmologist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Villazon's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. After attending Yale School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Villazon has received the following distinctions: Asst. Professor Of Ophthalmology, Boston; the University School Of Medicine; and Fellow American Academy Of Ophthalmology. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Jill Smith specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Smith has a special interest in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Coventry, and Aetna. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Fellow of the Year, Resident Teaching Award, Mass; and Eye And Ear Infirmary .. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Donald Putnoi is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Putnoi attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putnoi include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Putnoi include: 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: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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. Dr. Bhatt is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Bhatt honors AARP, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Bhatt has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Lange Medical Publication Award. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatt (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Joel Reisman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Reisman focuses on glaucoma, comprehensive ophthalmology, and cataracts. He honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, Medicaid, and more. His education and training includes medical school at KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Reisman has received professional recognition including the following: **board Elegible In Ophthalmology**; AMA Physicians Recognition Award; and Resident's Award For Teaching Excellence. Dr. Reisman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, French, and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Glaucoma

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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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