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We found 17 optometrists who accept Blue Shield near Fresno, CA.

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Specializes in Optometry
305 Pollasky Avenue
Clovis, CA
 

Dr. Steven Shute's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Shute is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
5478 N Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Saul Mendelsohn specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave Dr. Mendelsohn an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
5781 E Kings Canyon Road
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. David Sivas practices optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated Dr. Sivas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5110 N Blackstone Avenue; Suite 108
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Casagrande's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Casagrande's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1817 Shaw Avenue; Suite 104
Clovis, CA
 

Dr. Michael Harmon is an optometrist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
280 Shaw Avenue; Suite B
Clovis, CA
 

Dr. Harold Sivas specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Sivas average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5151 N Palm Avenue; Suite 150
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Terry Cole practices optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4041 N Fresno Street; Suite 102
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. John Arteaga is an optometrist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5151 N Palm Avenue; Suite 150
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Krohn works as an optometrist. Dr. Krohn takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
5770 N First Street
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Charters' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
5430 N Palm Avenue; Suite 101
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. David Urien's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
5430 N Palm Avenue; Suite 101
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Fisher practices optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
5151 N Palm Avenue; Suite 150
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Alesha Jensen is an optometrist. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jensen honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
3680 W Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Hong Luu's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5770 N 1st Street
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Dean Nishijima works as an optometrist. Dr. Nishijima accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
5551 E Kings Canyon Road; Suite 102
Fresno, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Wilkins specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 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.