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We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near San Antonio, TX.

Martha Peterson Schatz MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC 6230
San Antonio, TX
(210) 567-8400; (210) 358-7600

Dr. Martha Schatz is a specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. She works in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Schatz speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio, Nix Health, and the University Health System. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wilford Hall Medical Center's residency program. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Schatz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Neuro-Ophthalmology

Johan Thomas Zwaan MD, MD PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
Physicians Plaza I, Suite 520; 8038 Wurzbach
San Antonio, TX
(210) 615-8474

Dr. Johan Zwaan, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. After completing medical school at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Zwaan performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Zwaan focuses on eye problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Zwaan (or staff) speaks French and Dutch. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth

Dr. Hector Luis Nevarez MD, PA
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
730 N Main Avenue; Suite 418
San Antonio, TX
(210) 224-6633

Dr. Hector Nevarez is a pediatric ophthalmologist in San Antonio, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Nevarez is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. He obtained his medical school training at National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nevarez is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Cataract/IOL and Plastics/Reconstructive

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
311 Camden Street; Suite 511
San Antonio, TX
(210) 225-0084

Dr. James Mims works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. In his practice, Dr. Mims focuses on strabismus. Dr. Mims has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mims graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mims completed a residency program at Wills Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Ophth and Strabismus

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Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
59 MDW/MCST Department of Ophthalmology, Wilford Hall Medical Cente...; 2200 Berquist Drive, Suite 1
San Antonio, TX
(210) 226-6169; (210) 495-2020

Dr. Sanford Roberts is a pediatric ophthalmology specialist in San Antonio, TX. 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. Dr. Roberts attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Nix Health.

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What is Pediatric Ophthalmology?

Pediatric ophthalmologists are doctors that care for children’s eyes. Since vision is not fully developed until the age of twelve, problems with children’s eyes and vision are much different than problems with adult eyes. The youngest patients may not be able to communicate about their vision clearly or cooperate with exams like an grown-up would. In addition, if issues are treated effectively in childhood, it can often improve healthy vision as an adult. For all these reasons, pediatric ophthalmologists are important partners when it comes to kids’ eye health.

Pediatric ophthalmology is about more than just prescribing glasses. Some of the issues treated by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Amblyopia, or lazy eye
  • Eye alignment problems, such as strabismus
  • Refractive errors, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness
  • Congenital cataracts, when a baby is born with a cloudy lens in the eye
  • Eye injuries
  • Vision problems caused by health issues that affect the whole body, such as juvenile diabetes or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis

Often, when adults are diagnosed with strabismus (eyes that are crossed or turn in different directions) they will be treated by a pediatric ophthalmologist, even though they are not children. Adult ophthalmologists seldom encounter strabismus, and pediatric ophthalmologists learn the techniques for treating strabismus are during their medical training. Since pediatric ophthalmologists have more experience with strabismus, they are the best choice even for adults.

Some of the treatments used by pediatric ophthalmologists include:
  • Prescription lenses, including glasses and contacts
  • Prescription medications to treat infections or inflammation
  • Other medical treatments, such as eye patches, tear duct massage, or eye exercises
  • Surgical procedures, such as those to repair blocked tear ducts or correct eye alignment
  • Laser treatments for retinopathy

Not being able to see well can make many parts of a child’s life difficult. Pediatric ophthalmologists work to protect your children’s vision now and into the future.