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We found 7 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Bessemer, AL.

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Specializes in Optometry
3985 Parkwood Road; Suite 101
Bessemer, AL
 

Dr. Parisa Dudley practices optometry (primary eye care). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dudley honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
4817 Mcadory School Road; Suite 101
Mc Calla, AL
 

Dr. Patrick Pyron is an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pyron takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
1511 4th Avenue N
Bessemer, AL
 

Dr. Leon Renaud specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Bessemer, AL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4760 Eastern Valley Road; #132
Mc Calla, AL
 

Dr. Jessetta Cargus' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Cargus honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1007 Red Farmer Drive
Hueytown, AL
 

Dr. Latesha Walker's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1227 Bunchie Street
Hueytown, AL
 

Dr. Erin Heckman specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Hueytown, AL. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
750 Academy Drive
Bessemer, AL
 

Dr. Christopher Carter practices optometry (primary eye care) in Bessemer, AL. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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What is Optometry?

Optometry is primary care for vision, dealing with vision correction and certain diseases of the eye. Optometrists are the medical providers who prescribe glasses and contact lenses, and they are usually the ones who perform annual eye exams.

Optometrists attend four years of graduate school after college to study the health, function, and care of the eye before they become licensed. They are not medical doctors, unlike ophthalmologists, so they cannot perform surgery. However, optometrists can diagnose diseases of the eye and prescribe vision therapy, medications, and vision correction, such as glasses.

Some common conditions that may be seen by an optometrist include:
  • Refractive disorders, such as myopia and astigmatism, which require lenses to correct the vision
  • Glaucoma, a condition where increased pressure within the eye leads to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries light images from the eye to the brain
  • Dry eye, where there are insufficient tears to lubricate the eye
  • Common infections of the eye, such as conjunctivitis

An optometry exam involves checking the patient’s vision as well as the eye itself and the tissues surrounding the eye. Optometrists may check the pressure of the eye or test to see how well the eyes focus and move. They may ask about any problems, discomfort, or concerns the patient has experienced related to their eyes.

Optometrists are the first stop for most people who need a medical provider to care for their vision health.