We found 10 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Wexford, PA.

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
125 Emeryville Drive; Suite 200, Brush Creek Commons, Building 2
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. Darren Hoover is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and Evans City, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoover include strabismus. Dr. Hoover's professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Patient ratings for Dr. Hoover average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoover is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
100 Bradford Road; Suite 320
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Kenneth Cheng's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient ratings for Dr. Cheng average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheng include strabismus. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Cheng is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
20397 Route 19 North; Suite 232
Cranberry Township, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Paviglianiti is a physician who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paviglianiti include strabismus. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Paviglianiti attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Paviglianiti is affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC St. Margaret, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
124 Graham Park Drive
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Eric Pennock's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Nassau University Medical Center, Dr. Pennock attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
20397 Route 19; Suite 300
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Jane Hughes' area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Hughes's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include strabismus. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Hughes takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Hughes attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school.

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
125 Emeryville Drive; Suite 200, Brush Creek Commons, Building 2
Cranberry Twp., PA
 

Dr. Dawn Herzig is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. Dr. Herzig is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh. She is affiliated with UPMC Mercy.

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Lea Ann Lope works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Lope's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC St. Margaret, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

Read more

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Matthew Pihlblad's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Pihlblad attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pihlblad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Pihlblad is professionally affiliated with UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Read more

Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Ellen Mitchell's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Mitchell has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Read more

Specializes in Internal Medicine, Pediatric Ophthalmology
11279 Perry Highway; Suite 202
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Sara Otaibi specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Wexford, PA, and Johnstown, PA. She is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). In her practice, Dr. Otaibi focuses on strabismus. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Otaibi accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

Read more

Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.