We found 5 pediatric ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Southlake, TX.

Dr. Alan Andrew Norman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Alan Norman is a medical specialist in pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Norman has a special interest in strabismus. Patient ratings for Dr. Norman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Norman trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Norman's professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. Michael Griffin Hunt Neurohr, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Hunt practices plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Hunt is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hunt honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Hunt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr. John T Tong, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1631 Lancaster Drive; Suite 200
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. John Tong's areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Dr. Eric Alan Packwood, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
105 River Oaks Drive
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Eric Packwood's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Packwood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Packwood has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Packwood's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Ophthalmology
302 Grapevine Highway
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Marvelli is a pediatric ophthalmologist in Fort Worth, TX and Hurst, TX. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Marvelli's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Marvelli is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, Strabismus, Cornea Problems

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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.
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