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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.
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Dr. Leonard B Nelson has the following 1 specialty
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.
Dr. Leonard B Nelson has the following 10 expertise
- Lasik Surgery
- Vision Issues
- Eye Pain
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Exam
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Lazy Eye (Strabismus)
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.
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Leonard B Nelson - Posted on June 13th, 2018
We love Dr. Nelson
Self-verified patient of Dr. Leonard B Nelson - Posted on April 16th, 2015
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.
Best Doctor....saves lives!
Self-verified patient of Dr. Leonard B Nelson - Posted on September 17th, 2014
Waste of time...
Self-verified patient of Dr. Leonard B Nelson - Posted on November 19th, 2013
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.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Leonard B Nelson - Posted on August 21st, 2013
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 (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® 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.
Dr. Nelson is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
42 Years Experience
Harvard Medical School
Graduated in 1976
Johns Hopkins Health System
Dr. Leonard B Nelson accepts the following insurance providers.
- 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 HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica HMO
- Horizon BCBS OMNIA - TIER2
- Horizon Direct Access
- Horizon HMO
- Horizon OMNIA
- Horizon POS
- Horizon PPO
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- 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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