We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Aetna Bronze HSA Eligible near San Antonio, TX.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
6406 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Donald Sanford's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass glaucoma and cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation. Dr. Sanford honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Sanford trained at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
730 North Main Avenue; Suite 721
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Bowes is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He has a special interest in glaucoma. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Bowes performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowes has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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All Interests: Glaucoma

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
Physicians Plaza I, Suite 520; 8038 Wurzbach
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Johan Zwaan is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include eye problems. Dr. Zwaan attended the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Zwaan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
311 Camden Street; Suite 306
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. William Sponsel is an ophthalmologist. Dr. Sponsel's areas of expertise include glaucoma and trauma. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma

All Interests: Glaucoma, Trauma

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Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
303 E Quincy; Suite 100
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. W. Willerson specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) and practices in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Willerson's clinical interests encompass vitreoretinal surgical procedures and retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , retina problems (vitreoretinal diseases)

All Interests: Retina Problems, Vitreoretinal Surgical Procedures

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
343 W. Houston Street; Suite 109
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Julie Tsai practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in San Antonio, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery with intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, external eye diseases, and cornea problems. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tsai attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems

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