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

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Dr. James Walton Felch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. James Felch specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and practices in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN. Dr. Felch's areas of expertise include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt Eye Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Felch is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Felch is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , diabetic retinopathy, eye problems, cataracts

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Dr. Melissa Morrison Cable, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2204 Crestmoor
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Toyos specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Toyos is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include pterygium, acne, and LASIK. Dr. Toyos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Toyos attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Toyos is professionally affiliated with TriStar Skyline Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , eye injuries, pterygium, glaucoma, eye problems

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Dr. Eric Nicholas Brown, PhD, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
2311 Pierce Avenue
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Eric Brown is an ophthalmology (eye disease) specialist in Nashville, TN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include glaucoma, glasses, and contact lenses. He is professionally affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Brown attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , glaucoma, eye problems, cataracts

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Dr. Daniel Scott Weikert, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
1310 24th Avenue South
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Daniel Weikert is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Franklin, TN, Nashville, TN, and Spring Hill, TN. The average patient rating for Dr. Weikert is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass LASIK and cataracts. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weikert honors. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Weikert attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, Williamson Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Dr. Weikert is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , dry eyes, eye problems, cataracts

All Interests: Dry Eyes, Allergies, Cataracts, LASIK, Eye Problems

Dr. Dolly Ann Padovani Claudio, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Ophthalmology
3601 The Vanderbilt Clinic
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Dolly Padovani-Claudio's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Padovani-Claudio's areas of expertise include the following: amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and diabetic retinopathy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Padovani-Claudio accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. She is affiliated with Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC).

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Relevant Interests: , amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, eye problems

All Interests: Diabetic Retinopathy, Amblyopia, Strabismus, Eye Problems

Specializes in Ophthalmology
1800 State Street
Nashville, TN
 

Dr. Robert Henderson is a Nashville, TN physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Henderson include comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Henderson graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Henderson completed his residency training at Vanderbilt Eye Institute.

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Relevant Interests: , cataracts

All Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

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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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