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We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept HealthSmart near Jamaica, NY.

Dr. Howard David Pomeranz, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8268 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Howard Pomeranz sees patients in Jamaica, NY and Great Neck, NY. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Pomeranz's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In his practice, Dr. Pomeranz focuses on glaucoma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Pomeranz is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Eye Problems

Dr. Ira Jeffrey Udell, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8268 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Ira Udell works as an ophthalmologist in Jamaica, NY and Great Neck, NY. Dr. Udell studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Udell trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Udell honors. Dr. Udell has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Vivien Boniuk, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8268 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Vivien Boniuk practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, Dr. Boniuk focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Boniuk is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. She is a graduate of Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boniuk accepts. Dr. Boniuk has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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Dr. Faye L Warren, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8268 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Faye Warren's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In her practice, Dr. Warren focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. Dr. Warren's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.