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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Coventry Gold $10 Copay OAHMO near Alliance, OH.

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Dr. Paul Andrew Garfinkle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Paul Garfinkle is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Garfinkle takes. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Garfinkle is affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Retina Problems

Dr. Sanjeev Dewan, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Sanjeev Dewan is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Alliance, OH, North W. Canton, OH, and Canton, OH. Dr. Dewan is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and McGill University Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dewan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Dr. Richard Aaron Lehrer, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
985 S Sawburg Road
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Richard Lehrer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lehrer include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Patients gave Dr. Lehrer an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Glaucoma, Anterior Segment Diseases

Dr. Bart J Brine, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
32 E Broadway
Alliance, OH
 

Dr. Bart Brine is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Brine include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Patients rated Dr. Brine highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Glaucoma

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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.