We found 14 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Smithtown, NY.

Dr. Marc Spencer Werner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Motor Parkway
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Marc Werner works as an ophthalmologist in Garden City, NY, New York, NY, and Hauppauge, NY. Dr. Werner has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. Dr. Werner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Eye Problems

Dr. Patrick Albert Sibony, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2 Rm 152; Hsc Level
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Patrick Sibony, who practices in East Setauket, NY and Stony Brook, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of expertise consist of blepharospasm, diplopia (double vision), and uveitis. Dr. Sibony's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Sibony speaks French. He is affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Uveitis, Diplopia, Eye Problems, Intracranial Hypertension, Blepharospasm, Giant Cell Arteritis, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Robert Anthony Honkanen, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
79 Middleville Road
Northport, NY
 

Dr. Robert Honkanen is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in East Setauket, NY and Northport, NY. Dr. Honkanen attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He has a special interest in glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Honkanen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northport VA Medical Center and Stony Brook University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Raju Sarwal works as an ophthalmologist in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sarwal takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Sarwal completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Sarwal (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Sarwal has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Fadi Z El-Baba, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
Univ Hosp Med Center at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
 

Dr. Fadi El-Baba is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. El-Baba's areas of expertise include the following: laser eye surgery, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at American University of Beirut Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. El-Baba is professionally affiliated with Northport VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Laser Eye Surgery, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Age-Related Macular ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence Martin, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 E Main Street; Suite 201
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Martin practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Patients gave Dr. Martin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and St. Catherine of Siena Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Martin is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Martin attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
140 Adams Avenue
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Thierry Hufnagel's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Hufnagel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Pierre and Marie Curie University Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In addition to English, Dr. Hufnagel speaks French.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 E Middle Country Road; Suite 201
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. John Mauro practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mauro include eye problems. Dr. Mauro accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Nassau University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Mauro (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Syosset Hospital, and Northport VA Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avneue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. John Passarelli practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Huntington, NY, Sayville, NY, and Brentwood, NY. Dr. Passarelli (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Passarelli is affiliated with Southside Hospital. Dr. Passarelli's education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, Vytra, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Edward Riegel is an ophthalmologist in Brentwood, NY, Sayville, NY, and Amityville, NY. Dr. Riegel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Riegel include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation and anterior segment diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Southside Hospital. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Riegel completed a residency program at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Riegel's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Avni, who practices in Brentwood, NY, East Setauket, NY, and Port Jefferson Station, NY, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Avni has a special interest in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Avni trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. Dr. Avni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
200 Motor Parkway; Suite D-25
Hauppauge, NY
 

Dr. Benjamin Chang specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Garden City, NY, Hauppauge, NY, and New York, NY. His areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Before performing his residency at Wills Eye Institute, Dr. Chang attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset and Winthrop-University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
601 Suffolk Avenue
Brentwood, NY
 

Dr. Shetal Shah's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Spanish, Haitian Creole, and Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Southside Hospital. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Shah welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
260 E Main Street
Smithtown, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Zweibel works as an ophthalmologist in Smithtown, NY. His areas of expertise include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Zweibel's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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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.