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About Dr. Leonard B Nelson

Dr. Leonard B Nelson, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lancaster, PA, with other offices in Bala Cynwyd, PA and Philadelphia, PA . He has 42 years of experience. His specialties include Ophthalmology. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Wills Eye Hospital. Dr. Nelson has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

36 Ratings with 10 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Leonard B Nelson is Great. Dr. Leonard B Nelson has been rated by 36 patients. From those 36 patients 10 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Leonard B Nelson is 4.4 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

EYE DOCTORS OF LANCASTER

140 N Pointe Blvd
Lancaster, PA 17601
(717) 560-4020

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OPHTHALMIC PARTNERS OF PENNSYLVANIA

100 Presidential Blvd Ste 200
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
(484) 434-2700

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OPHTHALMIC PARTNERS OF PA

840 Walnut St Ste 1210
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-3242

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Specialties

Dr. Leonard B Nelson has the following 1 specialty

  • Ophthalmology

    An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
    Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Leonard B Nelson has the following 10 expertise

  • Lasik Surgery
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Vision Issues
  • Eye Pain
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Eye Exam
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Lazy Eye (Strabismus)

Board Certifications

Dr. Leonard B Nelson is Board Certified in 1 specialty

See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.

Reviews

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A saint

THis man saved my son’s eyesight in the most compassionate honest way. My son in now an adult and still has vision. Our previous opthmologist thought he was blind. I would do anything for him. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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We love Dr. Nelson

Dr. Nelson took over my daughter's care after a local eye doctor prescribed the wrong eye drops and she almost lost her sight. We travel 5 hours round trip to see him once a year and it is worth every second. Dr. Nelson is wonderful! My daughter is now 14 and her eyes are better than we had ever hoped.

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Best Doctor....saves lives!

Dr. Nelson is the most highly regarded and respected eye doctor and has been our angel! He was the most compassionate and knowledgable doctor we have ever been to!

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Waste of time...

We drove 3 hours round trip to see Dr. Nelson as he was recommended as Director of Strabismus at Wills for difficult cases. He spent about 5 minutes with us and barely examined my son's eyes. My son has had 2 prior surgeries and is seeing double. He told him to live with it and get more sleep. I asked prior to booking if Dr. Nelson was familiar with my son's condition but was told that I couldn't ask questions until the appointment. The first thing Nelson said was I don't like dealing with this type of Strabismus... Nice.

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Excellent Doctor

Went out of his way to help us. He is brilliant and was so caring during our daughter's surgery. Best of the best. Would recommend this doctor to anyone who has a child with an eye issue.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors

    Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Nelson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    42 Years Experience

  • Harvard Medical School

    Graduated in 1976

  • Johns Hopkins Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Leonard B Nelson accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Capital Blue Cross
    • Capital BC PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
  • Horizon BCBS
    • Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
    • Horizon Direct Access
    • Horizon HMO
    • Horizon OMNIA
    • Horizon POS
    • Horizon PPO
  • IBC
    • IBC Keystone HMO POS
    • IBC Personal Choice PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Leonard B Nelson

Dr. Leonard B. Nelson has over 20 years experience in Pediatric Ophthalmology, treating patients with Strabismus and Ocular diseases. Dr. Nelson, a board certified ophthalmologist, is a staff member at several area hospitals including Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Lankenau Hospital and also serves as Chief of Pediatric Ophthalmology at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr Nelson graduated from the Columbia University and Harvard Medical School. He completed an internship and residency in Ophthalmology at Bellevue Hospital Medical Center in New York. Dr. Nelson completed two fellowships at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. and the other in Ocular Genetics at Wilmer Eye Institute of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. Dr. Nelson received his Master of Business Administration in 2000 from St. Joseph’s University. Dr. Nelson has a number of publications. He is a member of many local and national professional societies, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

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