We found 41 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Sarasota, FL.

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Dr. Paul Edgar Runge, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Runge practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL and Bradenton, FL. His professional affiliations include Sarasota Memorial Main Campus and Tampa General Hospital (TGH). Dr. Runge studied medicine at Flinders University School of Medicine. He trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Patients rated Dr. Runge highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Runge takes.

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All Interests: Vitreous Problems

Dr. Elizabeth R Richter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Richter practices surgery and vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) in Sarasota, FL, Venice, FL, and Port Charlotte, FL. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Richter attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. John P Fezza, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
2601 Tamiami Tr., S.
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Fezza's specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Yale-New Haven Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fezza include eyelid surgery, birthmark removal, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave Dr. Fezza a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fezza has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Dana James Weinkle, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3131 S Tamiami Trail; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Dana Weinkle is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Weinkle attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weinkle include glaucoma and cataracts. Dr. Weinkle is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma

Dr. Keye L Wong, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Keye Wong practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health and Sarasota Memorial Main Campus.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Michael Brandon Parrott, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Parrott's specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parrott honors. Before completing his residency at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Dr. Parrott attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. J. Foster is an ophthalmologist in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Scott Edward Silverman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
8380 N Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Scott Silverman works as an ophthalmologist in Bradenton, FL and Sarasota, FL. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silverman include strabismus. Dr. Silverman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Doheny Eye Institute. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , strabismus, eye problems

All Interests: Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1700 S Tuttle Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Robert Snyder specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Snyder accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Snyder attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Vitreous Problems

Dr. Joseph A Hegleh, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1857 Floyd Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Hegleh, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL, Sarasota, FL, and Arcadia, FL, is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maryland General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Hegleh has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , external eye diseases, cornea problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cornea Problems, External Eye Diseases, Cataracts

Dr. Allison V Menezes, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1427 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Allison Menezes' area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Menezes studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1219 S East Avenue; Suite 105
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Edward Feldman is a physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Feldman is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feldman honors.

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Relevant Interests: , vitreous problems, cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Vitreous Problems

Dr. John H Niffenegger, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Building D
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. John Niffenegger is a vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist in Sarasota, FL, Port Charlotte, FL, and Venice, FL. Dr. Niffenegger is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Dr. Niffenegger attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Mestrezat works as a retina specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mestrezat is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Vitreous Problems

Dr. William Joseph Lahners, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Lahners practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lahners include refractive surgery (vision correction surgery) and cataracts. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Lahners has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Refractive Surgery, Cataracts

Dr. Jody Gottlieb Abrams, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
3400 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jody Abrams is an ophthalmologist in Venice, FL and Sarasota, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Abrams is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Abrams attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school. His professional affiliations include Venice Regional Bayfront Health, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, and Fawcett Memorial Hospital.

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All Interests: Eye Problems, Plastic Surgery Procedures

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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.
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