Dr. Julie Lew, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Female  |  
Age 46
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Dr. Julie Lew, MD
Dr. Julie Lew, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Athens, OH. She is 46 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Dr. Lew is affiliated with O'Bleness Memorial Hospital.

2131 E State St

Athens, OH 45701

Contact Information

(740) 589-3100

Dr. Julie Lew, MD

Dr. Julie Lew, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Lew's Experience

Dr. Lew's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Ophthalmology
  • Board certified in Ophthalmology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anisocoria
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Color Blindness
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Erosion
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Foveal and-or Macular Hypoplasia
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Harada's Disease
  • Headache
  • Herpetic Keratitis
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pigment Dispersion Syndrome
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retained Intraocular Foreign Body, Non-Magnetic
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration


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  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Drainage of Conjunctival Cyst
  • Enucleation of Eye
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Ocular Prosthetics
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • SUNY Dwnstate M C Coll Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lew's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lew to family and friends
based on 10 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Lew's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in Athens, OH |
Dr. Lew is thorough and as knowledgeable as I expect a doctor to be. She listens and really understands my health issues before making recommendations. It has always been apparent to me that Dr. Lew stays current with the quickly changing medical field. Knowing this has been a relief to me, and keeps me coming back year after year.
Athens, OH |
Dr. Lew is such a knowledgeable doctor. She listens to all I say, never seems in a hurry and explains very thoroughly my options. In addition to all this, she is very considerate of my time. I have never waited more than a few minutes to see her. Athens is very lucky to have such a skilled, professional doctor.
in Athens, Ohio |
Dr. Lew is that rare blend of competence and compassion. She not only diagnosed and treated my condition (which turned out to be auto immune), but also regularly takes the time to explain ways to manage the triggers that set it off. Dr. Lew and her staff have provided outstanding care and I highly recommend her.
in Huntington WV |
I wrote a review of Dr. Lew, yesterday, and also wanted to say, that my daughter has been seeing Dr. Lew since 2008. Dr.Lew is an honest and sincere doctor when it comes to protecting your sight. She was recommended to us through the NIH INSTITUTE in BETHESDA, MARYLAND. She trained there and knows this disease very well. My daughter is very happy with the treatments she receives from Dr. Lew. As long as my daughter has sight, we will continue to SEE Dr. Lew.
in Athens , Oh |
You will not find a better Ophthalmologist than Dr . Lew . She has been treating my whole family for several years with exceptional care . If your looking for a physician who is highly educated and has the most caring heart I have ever seen then Dr . Lew is the ophthalmologist you want to see .
in Coolville |
I had my cataract removed Aug.1st. And was scheduled for the other one to be removed Aug 15th. Went in for my 1 week post op visit. Dr. Lew canceled my Aug.15th procedure. It was approved through insurance and I was ready to have it done. Could my cataract have gotten better since my last check up? Or possibly an error in her equipment or staff. I don't know. Also I have to have some laser procedure on the one I just had removed. It is very blurry and feels like there is something gritty.
in Athens, OH |
I've received care at Wills Eye and was worried I'd not find competent care here. Dr. Lew was recommended and I couldn't be more pleased with her care. Treated for dry eyes and cataracts, I can see well, again. She is professional, compassionate and knowledgeable. As a doctor, I am picky about my healthcare and I found her to be among the best I've seen. Can't recommend her highly enough. She is adept in both the art and science of medicine and I believe that is what makes her so EXCEPTIONAL.
in athens, oh |
Having moved to Athens from Philadelphia last year, I was understandably concerned with the level of medical care available in this small college town. When I needed treatment for dry eyes and possible cataracts, my internist recommended Dr. Lew, and am I GLAD! This doctor could stand out as the model for her peers anywhere, not just in Athens, Ohio. Great "office--side" manner, and a patient and really well-informed clinician. Couldn't ask for a better ophthalmologist, even in Philly!
in Athens, OH |
Dr. Lew ordered antiviral eye drops for my daughter, sight unseen, based on her mother's info that their cat had feline herpes, which isn't contagious to humans. When she did see her, she was impatient because my daughter kept blinking during the exam and acted as though it was an imposition to have to see her as a patient. Her knowledge base appears to be inadequate and her bedside manner is very poor. I wouldn't recommend her. Especially for children.
Keith- I'm sorry you had a bad experience. Unfortunately we do not learn about feline herpes in medical school. I do know that herpetic eye disease can be very serious and I probably wanted to err on the side of caution with your daughter until she could be seen. Antiviral eye drops are well tolerated with minimal side effects. I apologize if you felt I was impatient with your daughter. It was probably a very busy day but that doesn't excuse it. Most would say I am very good with children.
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Dr. Lew accepts 15 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Lew has admitting privileges

O'Bleness Memorial Hospital
55 Hospital Dr
Athens, OH 45701
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