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

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

Dr. Alan Norman's area of specialization is pediatric ophthalmology. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Norman's practice, he is particularly interested in strabismus. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Norman is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Fort Worth, TX, Dallas, TX, and Southlake, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in strabismus. Dr. Hunt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hunt is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices pediatric ophthalmology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Eric Packwood specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and practices in Fort Worth, TX and Southlake, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Packwood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Packwood attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Packwood has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Marvelli works as a pediatric ophthalmologist. He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Marvelli's residency was performed at Ochsner Medical Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Marvelli accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.