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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 works as an optometrist. Dr. Peterson's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1118 E Grand Avenue
Arroyo Grande, CA
 

Dr. Michael Rohla works as an optometrist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts 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 works as an optometrist. He accepts 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 is an optometrist in Arroyo Grande, CA. 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
573 Five Cities Drive
Pismo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Jacobs' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Jacobs honors 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.