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We found 4 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage near Fairfield, CA.

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Michael Stephen Matthews
Specializes in Optometry
1420 Travis Boulevard
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Michael Matthews is an optometrist in Fairfield, CA and San Diego, CA. Patients rated Dr. Matthews highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
1710 Pennsylvania Avenue; Suite B
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Mark Christensen is an optometrist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
1350 Travis Boulevard; Solano Mall
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. David Meltzer is an optometrist in Fairfield, CA. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meltzer honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
1420 Travis Boulevard
Fairfield, CA
 

Dr. Duc Au works as an optometrist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as 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.