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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 practices pediatric ophthalmology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Norman include strabismus. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norman honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Norman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Norman trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Norman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. John Tong is a pediatric ophthalmologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Tong attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jules Stein Eye Institute.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Michael Hunt specializes in plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in strabismus. Dr. Hunt is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics' residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Hunt is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

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

Dr. Eric Packwood works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Packwood honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Packwood has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Thomas Marvelli practices pediatric ophthalmology in Fort Worth, TX and Hurst, TX. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Marvelli completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical interests: External Eye Diseases, 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.