We found 6 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Advantage near Taunton, MA.

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Dr Stephen Philip Christiansen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Stephen Christiansen's medical specialty is pediatric ophthalmology. In his practice, Dr. Christiansen focuses on strabismus, glaucoma, and cataracts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Division and Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He has an open panel. Dr. Christiansen attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Christiansen trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Christiansen has received include Secretariat Award, AAO; Best Teaching Faculty Award, Univ MN Dept Ophthalmol; and Best Doctors in America.

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Relevant Interests: , Strabismus, Glaucoma, Eye Problems, Cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, Glaucoma, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Steven D Ness MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Steven Ness specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). In his practice, he is particularly interested in macular hole, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Ness takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ness has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. His professional affiliations include VA Boston Healthcare System - Jamaica Plain Division, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Morton Hospital (Taunton, MA). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinal Detachment

Dr Tony N Pira MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Tony Pira is an ophthalmologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pira include cataract surgery, comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received distinctions including Director of Adult Ophthalmologic Services, Yawkey Ambulatory Care Center Eye Clinic; Associate Residency Program Director, Boston University Department of Opthalmology; and Clinical Director, Department of Ophthalmology, 2015-present. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Pira welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Eye Problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, Eye Problems

Specializes in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine, Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Susannah Rowe's specialties are public health & general preventive medicine and ophthalmology (eye disease). She practices in Taunton, MA and Boston, MA. Her education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Her areas of clinical interest consist of cataract surgery and cataracts. Dr. Rowe honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rowe (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Albanian, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Rowe welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Cataracts

All Interests: Cataract Surgery, Cataracts

Dr Jean E Ramsey MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Jean Ramsey is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Ramsey's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and comprehensive ophthalmology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramsey takes. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Magna Cum Laude, B.U. School of Medicine President Mass Soc of Eye Physician Surg; Vice-President of BUSM Alpha Omega Alpha Hewlett-Packard Company Medical Group Award, graduation; and Resident Educator Award Am Acad of Ophthal, Board of Trustees. Dr. Ramsey (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Ramsey is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital, Boston Medical Center (BMC), and Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2005 Bay Street; Suite 201
Taunton, MA

Dr. Alexander Levine's area of specialization is ophthalmology (eye disease). His clinical interests encompass refractive surgery (vision correction surgery), comprehensive ophthalmology, and eye problems. Dr. Levine is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Tufts Health Plan, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levine takes. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Levine completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Eye Problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Refractive Surgery, Eye 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.
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