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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pomeranz include glaucoma. Dr. Pomeranz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Pomeranz attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He 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, who practices in Jamaica, NY and Great Neck, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Udell is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Udell has an open panel. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Boniuk's professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Boniuk graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warren accepts. Before performing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Warren attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. She is professionally affiliated with 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.