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We found 23 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 works as an ophthalmologist in Needham, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and Concord, MA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gold has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and laser surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Gold is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Gold is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

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

Dr. Caroline Baumal is a medical specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In addition to English, Dr. Baumal (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her clinical interests encompass surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Dr. Baumal is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She 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. Dr. Baumal takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Her 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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Foster has indicated that his clinical interests include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Great-West Healthcare, and AARP, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Foster 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
55 Trapelo Road
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Kevin Kaufman's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Kaufman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaufman include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Visiting Professor, Charles University, Prague.; Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation.; and New England Journal Of Medicine Reviewer.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kaufman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma

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 speaks Mandarin. In Dr. Smith's practice, she is particularly interested in genetic disorders, strabismus, and hemangioma. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Smith attended Boston University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Cigna, and Aetna. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include MD Cum Laude, Boston Univ School Med, .; Friedenwald Award; and Alfred Bressler Prize in Vision Science. Dr. Smith welcomes 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
54 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA
 

Dr. Ernest Kornmehl, who practices in Brookline, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, Dr. Kornmehl performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid. He has received the following distinctions: 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kornmehl 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. Deborah S Jacobs, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
464 Hillside Avenue; Suite 205
Needham, MA
 

Dr. Deborah Jacobs specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Needham, MA and Boston, MA. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jacobs is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Jacobs trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Jacobs has received include Boston Super Doctors; Phi Beta Kappa.; and Rhodes Scholarship.. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Jo-Ann Haney-Tilton practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Haney-Tilton's clinical interests encompass cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Haney-Tilton is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Jay Duker practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Boston, MA and Wellesley Hills, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duker is a graduate of 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. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Duker has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Santiago Villazon specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing his residency at Boston Medical Center, Dr. Villazon attended Yale School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Villazon takes Aetna, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Asst. Professor Of Ophthalmology, Boston; the University School Of Medicine; and Fellow American Academy Of Ophthalmology. Dr. Villazon is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Norwood Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Villazon's office for an appointment.

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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 a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Hamrah's areas of expertise include the following: cornea transplant (keratoplasty) and dry eye syndrome. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hamrah's office for an appointment.

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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 a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Smith's areas of clinical interest consist of glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. She is in-network for AARP, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Fellow of the Year, Resident Teaching Award, Mass; and Eye And Ear Infirmary .. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Smith is professionally 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 is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended KU Leuven Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Reisman honors Prudential (PruCare), Aetna, Medicaid, and more. 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. Dr. Reisman is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Reisman's practice 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 is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Newton, MA and Newton Lower Falls, MA. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatt is an in-network provider for AARP, Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Bhatt attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bhatt include: Boston Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Lange Medical Publication Award. Dr. Bhatt (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Italian, and Russian. She is affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Bhatt is open to 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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Aswad's clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Aetna. He studied medicine at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Aswad completed residency programs at Tufts Medical Center and American University of Beirut Medical Center. His distinctions 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. His practice 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

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

Dr. Donald Putnoi is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Putnoi's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass anterior segment diseases and comprehensive ophthalmology. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Putnoi include: Chief Of Ophthalmology, Deaconess Waltham Hospital; 1985-1995; and Past Chairman, Medical Executive Committee.

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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.