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We found 6 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Nacogdoches, TX.

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

Dr. Robert Lehmann's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Lehmann's areas of clinical interest consist of refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Lehmann's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Refractive Surgery

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

Dr. Amy Schefler's area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Dr. Schefler's areas of clinical interest consist of microsurgery, eye exam, and eye cancer. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Schefler's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam, Microsurgery, Eye Cancer

Dr. Lyle Sheldon Thorstenson, BS, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3807 Appleby Sand Road; Po Box 632020
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Lyle Thorstenson is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). His professional affiliations include VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Thorstenson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
5300 North Street
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Young is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Nacogdoches, TX. Dr. Young has a special interest in refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and comprehensive ophthalmology. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Young attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery

Dr. Jon Curtis Caster, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Ophthalmology
1105 N University Drive; Suite 102
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Jon Caster's medical specialty is plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). In his practice, Dr. Caster focuses on plastic surgery procedures. Patients gave Dr. Caster an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
3302 Ne Stallings Drive
Nacogdoches, TX
 

Dr. Shannon Smith practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In her practice, she is particularly interested in glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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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.