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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's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Before performing her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shepler attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shepler include comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shepler honors. She has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society. She is professionally affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. Her practice 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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His areas of clinical interest consist of comprehensive ophthalmology and vitreoretinal surgical procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chandler takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Chandler attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Monthly Super Doctor : Super Doctors Texas Hall of Fame America's Top Ophthalmologists; Austin Monthly Top Doctors; and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with North Clinic and Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chandler's office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blaydon honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Thorne include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and anterior segment diseases. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Thorne is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Thorne has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

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

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

Dr. Yen Nieman is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Nieman's areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is in-network 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 and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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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 specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Wagner is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , anterior segment diseases

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

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

Dr. A. Rainey's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Rainey has indicated that her clinical interests include strabismus. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Rainey average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rainey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. Tammy Vo practices optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vo honors. Dr. Vo has received the distinction of Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University of Houston School of Optometry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in pediatric ophthalmology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In Dr. Jackson's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jackson takes 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 professional recognition including the following: 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. Kristen Michelle Hawthorne, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2610 S Ih-35
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Kristen Hawthorne's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a special interest in cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. Dr. Hawthorne is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Hawthorne attended Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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. 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 affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Durairaj takes. 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. Robert Edward Marquis, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 South Mopac Exp
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Robert Marquis is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in glaucoma. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Marquis is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Marquis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Marquis has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma

Dr. Divya Mutyala Mutyala, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
901 Mopac Expressway S; Barton Oaks Plaza Iv, Suite 350
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Divya Varu, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Varu include cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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

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

Dr. Kyle Rhodes specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Rhodes include glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Rhodes attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Rhodes is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Russell Hayhurst works as an ophthalmologist. His areas of expertise include the following: glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hayhurst is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hayhurst is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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

Dr. Eric Dai practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Dai include 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 distinctions including 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

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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.