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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 is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. These areas are among her clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Shepler's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Shepler graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then she performed 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. She is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests include comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Patients gave Dr. Chandler an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandler graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His distinctions include: Texas Monthly Super Doctor : Super Doctors Texas Hall of Fame America's Top Ophthalmologists; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chandler is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes 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. George Clifford Thorne Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. George Thorne, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Thorne is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Thorne's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Berkowitz include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), external eye diseases, and cornea problems. His professional affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Berkowitz takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Berkowitz performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Sean Blaydon is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. Dr. Blaydon obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

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

Dr. A. Rainey sees patients in Austin, TX. Her medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rainey include strabismus. Dr. Rainey is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Her average patient rating is 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. Rainey honors. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Wagner is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

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

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

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

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Tammy Vo's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Vo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Houston School of Optometry. She 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. Oscar Branche Jackson Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
3509 Lawton Avenue
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Oscar Jackson sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Jackson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include strabismus. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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 then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Kristen Hawthorne's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Clinical interests for Dr. Hawthorne include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Hawthorne speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Eric Dai, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
5011 Burnet Road
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Dai is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. He is especially interested in comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Dai takes 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 Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Dai attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dai has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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). Patient ratings for Dr. Berger average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berger include uveitis and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berger accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , uveitis

All Interests: Uveitis, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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

Dr. Vikram Durairaj is a facial plastic surgery, ophthalmology (eye disease), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Durairaj accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , eye problems

All Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Eye Problems

Dr. Russell Alan Hayhurst, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 303
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Russell Hayhurst is an ophthalmologist in Austin, TX. Dr. Hayhurst has indicated that his clinical interests include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Hayhurst has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.