We found 19 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage Plus Gold 101 near Flushing, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
305 East 161st Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Jonathan Boniuk's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boniuk takes. Dr. Boniuk graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Boniuk (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Central Bronx Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and St. John's Episcopal Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
125-10 Queens Boulevard; Suite 305
Kew Gardens, NY
 

Dr. Simeon Lauer is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lauer average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass eye problems. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital, Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center (Suffern, NY), and Nyack Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lauer graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1225 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Scott Afran's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Afran obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Afran focuses on diplopia (double vision) and strabismus. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Afran is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Diplopia, Eye Problems

Dr. Harry Robert Maximilian Koster, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
37-39 Murray Street; Unit B
New York, NY
 

Dr. Harry Koster's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Koster's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Southwestern University, Matias H. Aznar Memorial College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Koster completed a residency program at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Koster has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Koster (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Relevant Interests: , cornea problems

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Ted Tao Du, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
13620 38th Avenue; #7g
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Ted Du practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Flushing, NY and Oakland Gardens, NY. Dr. Du's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Du is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. His professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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Relevant Interests: , cornea problems

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1250 Waters Place; 1250 Waters Place
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Pearl Rosenbaum works as an ophthalmologist in Bronx, NY. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Rosenbaum attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosenbaum include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye cancer. Dr. Rosenbaum accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Rosenbaum (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Rosenbaum is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems, eye cancer

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems, Eye Cancer

Dr. Karen Melanie Allison, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
21-81a 24th Street
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Karen Allison is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Allison speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allison include glaucoma. Her professional affiliations include VA NY Harbor Healthcare System, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE). After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Allison's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
161-10 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Crapotta sees patients in Flushing, NY and Howard Beach, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He is especially interested in uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Crapotta takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Crapotta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1250 Waters Place; Suite 502
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Martin Mayers specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Mayers's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Mayers graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. Dr. Mayers (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center - Fulton Division, Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital.

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

All Interests: External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Eye Problems, Cornea ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ilana B Friedman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2300 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Ilana Friedman is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include strabismus, surgical procedures, and cataracts. Dr. Friedman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Strabismus, Cataracts, Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
North Bronx Retinal & Ophthalmic Surgery, P.c.; 133-36 41st Road, Suite 2a
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Chechik is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chechik include eye problems. Dr. Chechik accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Chechik (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital. Dr. Chechik's practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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Dr. Rumei Yuan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
133 - 36 41st Road; #2a
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Rumei Yuan practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Yuan graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Clinical interests for Dr. Yuan include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst. Dr. Yuan speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai (NYEE).

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
33 Steppingstone Lane
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Mark Harooni's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He speaks Persian. In his practice, Dr. Harooni focuses on macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Harooni is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Luz Maria Amaro-Quireza
Specializes in Optometry
1650 Selwyn Avenue; Suite 1c
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Luz Amaro-Quireza works as an optometrist in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. These areas are among her clinical interests: seasonal allergies, electrophysiological (EP) study, and myopia (nearsightedness). Dr. Amaro-Quireza takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra. She trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Amaro-Quireza (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Amaro-Quireza is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , myopia (nearsightedness), astigmatism, blepharitis, eye problems

All Interests: Vision Problems, Seasonal Allergies, Blepharitis, Electrophysiological Study, Myopia, Astigmatism, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
9876 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY
 

Dr. Panus Romsaitong specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Romsaitong's areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Aetna Medicare. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at Catholic Medical Center. Dr. Romsaitong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Taiwanese, and Thai. Dr. Romsaitong is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
1650 Selwyn Avenue; Suite 1c
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Alix Fleury specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Bronx, NY. His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and comprehensive ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of Haiti Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Dr. Fleury performed his residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleury honors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 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.