We found 4 providers with an interest in eye problems and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Franklin, TN.

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Dr James Walton Felch MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (714 ratings)
4601 Carothers Parkway; Suite 450
Franklin, TN

Dr. James Felch is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist. Dr. Felch's clinical interests include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and Williamson Medical Center. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Felch completed a residency program at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Felch takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Diabetic Retinopathy, Cataracts

All Interests: Routine Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Contact Len ... (Read more)

Rolando Toyos MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 3.93 stars out of 5 (19 ratings)
600 A Frazier Drive; Suite 110
Franklin, TN

Dr. Rolando Toyos is an ophthalmologist in Franklin, TN, Germantown, TN, and Memphis, TN. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Toyos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Toyos include strabismus and comprehensive ophthalmology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Toyos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Toyos is affiliated with Williamson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Strabismus, Eye Problems

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Dr Melissa Morrison Toyos MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.64 stars out of 5 (31 ratings)
600a Frazier Drive; Suite 110
Franklin, TN

Dr. Melissa Toyos is a medical specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: acne, non-surgical facelift, and voluma. Dr. Toyos is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Toyos has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. She is affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , Eye Injuries, Pterygium

All Interests: Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, YAG Laser Surgery, Diabetes, Mole Removal, Laser Eye S ... (Read more)

Dr Daniel S Weikert MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.39 stars out of 5 (706 ratings)
4601 Carothers Parkway; Suite 450
Franklin, TN

Dr. Daniel Weikert practices ophthalmology (eye disease). After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Weikert focuses on LASIK and cataracts. Patient ratings for Dr. Weikert average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weikert is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and Williamson Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Cataracts

All Interests: Cataracts, LASIK

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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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