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We found 22 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gold average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Gold speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

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

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

Dr. Caroline Baumal's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Baumal trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baumal include surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Baumal is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Baumal include: "Top Doctor," U.S. News & World Report; Fellow Royal College Physians Surgeons Canada; and Specializes in Vitreoretinal Surgery, Medical. Dr. Baumal (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
55 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Kaufman completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is especially interested in glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes. His distinctions 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. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting 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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Foster is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, AARP, and more. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Foster has received include American Ophthalmological Society; Best Doctors In America, 1996- present; and Who's Who In America, 1985-Present. In addition to English, Dr. Foster (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
54 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Kornmehl takes Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kornmehl has received include Boston Super Doctors; Appointee To Mass Commission For The Blind By; and Examiner, American Board Of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Yiddish. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Villazon's areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Villazon attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Asst. Professor Of Ophthalmology, Boston; the University School Of Medicine; and Fellow American Academy Of Ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Villazon is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Villazon has an open panel.

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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 practices pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of genetic disorders, strabismus, and hemangioma. She is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Smith attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include MD Cum Laude, Boston Univ School Med, .; Friedenwald Award; and Alfred Bressler Prize in Vision Science. In addition to English, Dr. Smith speaks Mandarin. Her professional 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

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

Dr. Jo-Ann Haney-Tilton is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haney-Tilton speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haney-Tilton include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Her professional affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Haney-Tilton's training includes residency programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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) in Needham, MA and Boston, MA. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Dr. Jacobs's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Jacobs graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa.; and Rhodes Scholarship.. She 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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Hamrah's clinical interests encompass cornea transplant (keratoplasty) and dry eye syndrome. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamrah takes. Dr. Hamrah has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is accepting 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 is an ophthalmologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She honors AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for residency. 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) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Russian. She is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. She welcomes 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. In addition to English, Dr. Reisman (or staff) speaks Mandarin, French, and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Reisman is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Reisman attended medical school at KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, Medicaid, and more. He has received distinctions including **board Elegible In Ophthalmology**; AMA Physicians Recognition Award; and Resident's Award For Teaching Excellence. Dr. Reisman is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Newton, MA and Newton Lower Falls, MA. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bhatt at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She takes AARP, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Bhatt attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatt's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Lange Medical Publication Award. Dr. Bhatt (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian.

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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. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Tufts Medical Center and American University of Beirut Medical Center. Dr. Aswad's areas of expertise include the following: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He honors Coventry, Viant, Aetna, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Aswad include: Castroviejo Society Award For Best Fellow; Presentation, .; and Surgical teaching award BMC. Dr. Aswad (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Aswad is professionally affiliated with Norwood Hospital and Faulkner Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Newton, MA. Dr. Hinckley's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He has received professional recognition including the following: President, New England Ophthalmological Society. and Lions Club Community Service Award.. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Hinckley has an open panel.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Waltham, MA. Dr. Putnoi's areas of expertise include the following: anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Putnoi attended Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Of Ophthalmology, Deaconess Waltham Hospital; 1985-1995; and Past Chairman, Medical Executive Committee. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Putnoi's office for an appointment.

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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.