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We found 28 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Austin, TX.

Dr. Maria C Shepler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Maria Shepler specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Shepler's professional affiliations include North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Shepler attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Stanford University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery, Descemet's Stripping ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Yoder Chandler, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
12221 Mopac Expressway North
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Chandler practices ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Chandler focuses on comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Dr. Chandler is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chandler accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Monthly Super Doctor : Super Doctors Texas Hall of Fame America's Top Ophthalmologists; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, glaucoma

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Matthew Blaydon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 120
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Blaydon, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Blaydon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Blaydon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

Dr. George Clifford Thorne Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thorne is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Thorne attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Thorne has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Richard Alan Berkowitz, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Richard Berkowitz is an ophthalmologist. He is especially interested in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Berkowitz performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkowitz accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Refractive Surgery, Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases

Dr. A. Melinda Melinda Rainey, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
1912 W 35th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. A. Rainey is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass strabismus. Dr. Rainey is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Rainey studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Ngoc-Yen Dang Nieman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Mo Pac Expressway
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Yen Nieman's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Nieman attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Nieman is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases

Dr. Theresa Ebanks Wagner, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5717 Balcones Drive
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Wagner is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Wagner takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

All Interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Tammy Minh Vo
Specializes in Optometry
2007 S 1st Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Tammy Vo's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She has received professional recognition including the following: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Houston School of Optometry. Dr. Vo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , macular degeneration, keratoconus, dry eyes

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Allergies, Routine Eye Exam, Keratoconus, Macular Degeneration, Consultation, LASIK

Dr. Kristen Michelle Hawthorne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Ih-35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristen Hawthorne's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hawthorne include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hawthorne's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Kyle Murphy Rhodes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Ih35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Rhodes is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Rhodes attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at California Pacific Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rhodes has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Dr. Oscar Branche Jackson Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3509 Lawton Avenue
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Jackson's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Jackson focuses on strabismus. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jackson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Jackson is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Vikram David Durairaj, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 120
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vikram Durairaj is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Durairaj is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Durairaj has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

Dr. Eric Dai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Dai's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dai include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dai trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, External Eye Diseases, Cornea Problems

Dr. Brian B Berger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 410, Austin Medical Plaza Building
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brian Berger's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berger's areas of clinical interest consist of uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Berger is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

Dr. Robert Edward Marquis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 South Mopac Exp
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Marquis' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Marquis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: 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.