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We found 4 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Gold Compass Balanced 1000 near San Antonio, TX.

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's specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zwaan's areas of expertise include eye problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Zwaan (or staff) speaks French and Dutch. He is professionally 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 works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. Dr. Nevarez is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. He graduated from National University of Pedro Henriquez Urena. His medical residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nevarez is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: 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, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Mims's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mims include strabismus. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Mims is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. He studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts takes. Dr. Roberts is professionally 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.