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We found 11 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Florence, AL.

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Specializes in Optometry
318 E Tennessee Street
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Warren Moore is a physician who specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
174 Ana Drive
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Ashley Giltner's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). 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
711 Cox Creek Parkway
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Barry Basden works as an optometrist in Florence, AL. Dr. Basden is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
711 Cox Creek Parkway
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Marty Brewer's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
401 Cox Boulevard; Suite B
Sheffield, AL
 

Dr. Michael Stutts' specialty is 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
174 Ana Drive
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Samuel Kirby's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirby honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
2701 Cloverdale Road
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Jeffrey McLaughlin specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He 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
3100 Hough Road; Wal - Mart Vision Center Store #0766
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Robert Campbell specializes in optometry (primary eye care). 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
301 Cox Creek Parkway
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Melissa Shotts specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Shotts 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
201 Rosa Lane
Florence, AL
 

Dr. Kathryn Thigpen is an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for 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
517 West Avalon Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL
 

Dr. Jan Lenz specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Muscle Shoals, AL. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lenz accepts.

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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.