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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Jamaica, NY and Great Neck, NY. His areas of expertise include glaucoma. Patient ratings for Dr. Pomeranz average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pomeranz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, HealthSmart, and more. 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 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. Dr. Udell graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Udell is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors. 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 Jamaica, NY and Great Neck, NY. Her clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Boniuk takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Boniuk graduated from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine. She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. She is open to new patients.

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Warren include comprehensive ophthalmology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Warren obtained her medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset, and Queens Hospital Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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.