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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Cherry Hill, NJ.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
385 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
(201) 489-9478

Dr. Simeon Lauer is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Lauer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lauer has a special interest in eye problems. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and Nyack Hospital. Dr. Lauer accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: (Eyes), Plastics/Reconstructive and Ocular Oncology

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1016 Main Avenue
Clifton, NJ
(973) 546-5700

Dr. Daniel Stegman specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Stegman has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and St. Joseph's Health System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stegman takes. Dr. Stegman is accepting new patients. He attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Stegman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Romanian.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Comprehensive Ophth and Glaucoma

Ilana B Friedman MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1327 Hastings Street
Teaneck, NJ

Dr. Ilana Friedman practices pediatric ophthalmology. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Friedman's residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of strabismus, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Pediatric cataracts, strabismus surgery, (Eyes), Pediatric Ophth and Strabismus

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
200 Gregory Avenue; Suite 1
Passaic, NJ
(973) 778-8439

Dr. Steven Winfield is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Winfield graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winfield include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Winfield (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and Yiddish.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery


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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.