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We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Empire BlueCross BlueShield PPO near Huntington Station, NY.

Paul L Krawitz MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
755 Park Avenue; Suite 100
Huntington, NY
(631) 223-0400; (631) 499-6565

Dr. Paul Krawitz practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Krawitz an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma, cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, and cataracts. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krawitz takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krawitz's office for an appointment. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Krawitz (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract, Cataracts, Cataract Surgery, Cataract/IOL and Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
1700 E Jericho Turnpike
Huntington, NY
(631) 462-2020

Dr. Adam Bloom's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Bloom graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Bloom is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophth and Cornea/External Disease

Evan Lee Held MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease)
180 E Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 425-2121; (631) 425-2155

Dr. Evan Held works as an ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Held completed a residency program at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. Dr. Held's areas of expertise include macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Held speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eyes, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: cataract removal surgery, laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), corneal disease, glaucoma, macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Lauren B Krupp MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 444-2599

Dr. Lauren Krupp is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Krupp's clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS) and clinical trials. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. Before performing her residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Krupp attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Krupp (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Spanish. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Clinical Trials, CNS Demyelination, Devic's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological ... (Read more)

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Alexes Hazen MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
180 East Pulaski Road
Huntington Station, NY
(631) 425-2165

Dr. Alexes Hazen's area of specialization is plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hazen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Hazen attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eyelid problems

All Interests: laser resurfacing of skin, leg reconstruction, chemical peel, dermabrasion, liposuction, skin ... (Read more)

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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.