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We found 4 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Escondido, CA.

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Specializes in Optometry
732 Center Drive
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. James Phung works as an optometrist in National City, CA and San Marcos, CA. Dr. Phung takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry
1320 E Valley Parkway; Suite D
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Frimtzis is an optometrist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frimtzis takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
2419 E Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Terilyn Thach works as an optometrist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1 Civic Center Drive; 130
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Denton Kimball practices optometry (primary eye care) in San Marcos, CA. Dr. Kimball has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.