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We found 8 optometrists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Indio, CA.

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Specializes in Optometry
82227 Us Highway; 111 Ste B2
Indio, CA
 

Dr. Athena Brasfield practices optometry (primary eye care). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
79710 Highway 111; Suite 101
La Quinta, CA
 

Dr. Thanh-Vi Nguyen is an optometrist in La Quinta, CA. Dr. Nguyen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry
42625 Jackson Street
Indio, CA
 

Dr. Xushao Huang practices optometry (primary eye care) in Yucca Valley, CA and Indio, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. Dr. Huang welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
81833 Doctor Carreon Boulevard; Suite 5
Indio, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Gilman specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
82227 Us Highway 111; Suite B-2
Indio, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
46-660 Washington Street; Suite 3
La Quinta, CA
 

Dr. William Kiernan is an optometrist in La Quinta, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
42625 Jackson Street
Indio, CA
 

Dr. Tina Vu specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Indio, CA. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
81833 Dr Carreon Boulevard; Suite 5
Indio, CA
 

Dr. Grant Vorster works as an optometrist. Dr. Vorster accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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.