We found 4 ophthalmologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Vancouver, WA.

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Dr. Richard A Bernheimer Jr., MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Richard Bernheimer practices ophthalmology (eye disease). Dr. Bernheimer's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Bernheimer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Vancouver, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Jay N Chapman, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Jay Chapman is a Vancouver, WA physician who specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chapman's clinical interests: comprehensive ophthalmology and cataracts. He is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Vancouver, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Chapman attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataracts

Dr. Paul Manchester Keown, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Paul Keown is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He works in Vancouver, WA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Keown's education and training includes medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Keown offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include PeaceHealth Medical Group - Vancouver, PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

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Dr. Adam Louis Rasky, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology
505 Ne 87th Avenue; Suite 100
Vancouver, WA
 

Dr. Adam Rasky is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rasky obtained his medical school training at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is professionally affiliated with PeaceHealth Medical Group - Vancouver and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center.

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What is Ophthalmology?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats problems of the eye. As opposed to optometrists, ophthalmologists are medical doctors, and their specialty is comprehensive eye care and eye surgery. An ophthalmologist can:
  • see patients for routine eye care
  • diagnose eye problems
  • prescribe glasses, contact lenses, and medications
  • provide refractive therapies to correct vision, such as LASIK
  • perform surgery on the eye

Ophthalmologists are trained in the same vision screening practices as optometrists; however, their practice tends to focus more on the medical and surgical management of complex eye disorders. Although vision is important, so is the physical health of the eye. An ophthalmologist performing an eye exam will examine the whole eye including the eyelids, the muscles that move the eye, the front and back parts of the eye, and the pressure inside the eye.

Patients sometimes see ophthalmologists as their primary eye care and vision doctors, or they may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment of a one-time problem with their eye, such as an infection. Ophthalmologists provide routine care for patients who have chronic eye diseases, such as glaucoma (where pressure inside the eye damages the optic nerve sending images to the brain) or macular degeneration (an age-related eye disease that causes vision loss). In addition to providing routine care, ophthalmologists will perform eye surgery on patients who need more serious treatment, such as a corneal transplant.
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