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We found 5 optometrists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Pismo Beach, CA.

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Specializes in Optometry
911 Oak Park Boulevard; Suite 104
Pismo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Peterson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Peterson accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
1118 E Grand Avenue
Arroyo Grande, CA
 

Dr. Michael Rohla is an optometrist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rohla honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
300 James Way; Suite 210
Pismo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Scott Schachter is an optometrist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
260 S Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA
 

Dr. James Weitkamp specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Arroyo Grande, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
573 Five Cities Drive
Pismo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Jacobs practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Jacobs is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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.