We found 5 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage near Nashville, TN.

Dr. James Walton Felch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. James Felch specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. His clinical interests include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, glasses, and contact lenses. Patient ratings for Dr. Felch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Felch is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. Dr. Felch is professionally affiliated with 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
1800 State Street
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Toyos is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, eye injuries, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Dr. Toyos is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Toyos attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. Dr. Toyos is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye injuries, glaucoma

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

Dr. Dolly Ann Padovani Claudio, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Ophthalmology
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Dolly Padovani-Claudio's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. In Dr. Padovani-Claudio's practice, she is particularly interested in amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and diabetic retinopathy. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Eric Nicholas Brown, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Eric Brown works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma, glasses, and contact lenses. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for his residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Routine Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Contact Lenses, Eye ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Scott Weikert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1310 24th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Weikert is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Weikert attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Weikert's areas of expertise include LASIK and cataracts. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weikert is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Williamson Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.