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We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Franklin, TN.

Dr. James Walton Felch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Covey Drive; Suite 107
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. James Felch's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glasses, and contact lenses. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Felch accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Felch graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He trained at Vanderbilt Eye Institute for residency. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Problems, Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Morrison Cable, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Toyos Clinic - Franklin; 600a Frazier Drive
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Toyos is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Toyos average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, eye injuries, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Toyos is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Toyos is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Relevant Interests: , eye injuries, glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Glaucoma, Diabetes, Eye Injuries

Dr. Rolando Toyos, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
600 A Frazier Drive; Suite 110
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Rolando Toyos sees patients in Franklin, TN, Germantown, TN, and Memphis, TN. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and eye problems. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Toyos honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Toyos attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Eye Problems

Dr. Daniel Scott Weikert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
100 Covey Drive; Suite 107
Franklin, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Weikert is an ophthalmologist in Franklin, TN, Nashville, TN, and Spring Hill, TN. Dr. Weikert is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in LASIK and cataracts. He is affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Williamson Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weikert's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , dry eyes, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Allergies, Cataracts, LASIK, Eye Problems

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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.