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We found 26 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Birmingham, AL.

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Specializes in Optometry
1716 University Boulevard; Hpb G080
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Melanie Sivley's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
One West Lakeshore Drive
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Fred Setzer's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for 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
130 Wildwood Parkway
Homewood, AL
 

Dr. Karen Vanoy's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for 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
1919 28th Avenue S; Suite 117
Homewood, AL
 

Dr. Armand Gagnon practices optometry (primary eye care). He 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
1105 20th Street S
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Patricia Benjamin's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2737 Highway 280 S; Suite 191
Mountain Brk, AL
 

Dr. Brooke Kaplan practices optometry (primary eye care) in Mountain Brk, AL. Dr. Kaplan 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
1716 University Boulevard; Hpb G080a
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Nathan Parvin works as an optometrist in Birmingham, AL. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
3439 Colonnade Parkway; Suite 1000
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Richard Williams works as an optometrist in Birmingham, AL. He 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
209 Lakeshore Parkway
Homewood, AL
 

Dr. Frank Larussa is an optometrist. He accepts 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
3439 Colonnade Parkway; Suite 1000
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Amy Herrington is an optometrist in Birmingham, AL. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
832 Princeton Avenue Sw
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Ronald Medlock works as an optometrist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
790 Montclair Road; Suite 100
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Audrey Lyons is an optometrist in Birmingham, AL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyons takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
41301 Us Highway 280
Sylacauga, AL
 

Dr. Kristen Heck works as an optometrist. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1536 Montclair Road
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. David O'Leary's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. O'Leary accepts 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
2226 1st Avenue S; #103
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Lori Jasper is an optometrist in Birmingham, AL. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jasper honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
3431 Colonnade Parkway; C2
Birmingham, AL
 

Dr. Julie Blake works as an optometrist in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Blake is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.