We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Nacogdoches, TX.

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Dr. Amy Claire Schefler, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Amy Schefler is a specialist in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). She works in Houston, TX, Kingwood, TX, and Katy, TX. In her practice, she is particularly interested in microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. Dr. Schefler is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She completed her residency training at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Schefler's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Schefler is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Robert Paul Lehmann, MD
Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Robert Lehmann sees patients in Nacogdoches, TX. His medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lehmann is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Young is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Young trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for residency. He has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Young honors.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Specializes in Ophthalmology
3302 Ne Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Smith is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Nacogdoches, TX. Dr. Smith is especially interested in glaucoma and cataracts. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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