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We found 62 optometrists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Thousand Oaks, CA.

Richard John Michelsen
Specializes in Optometry
2999 Regent Street; Suite 425
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Michelsen is an optometrist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Michelsen has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry
2222 Bancroft Extension
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Christina Wilmer specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1621 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Ruth Chen specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Berkeley, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
3010 Colby Street; Suite 114
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Renee Hanson specializes in pediatric optometry and practices in Berkeley, CA. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Sakai works as an optometrist. Dr. Sakai is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
2414 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Chun's area of specialization is pediatric optometry. Dr. Chun accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1928 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Harlan Wong practices optometry (primary eye care) in Berkeley, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Wong average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Larry Sarver is an optometrist. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sarver accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
1313 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Goldberg's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Scott Yokoi specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Oakland, CA. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yokoi honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
690 Minor; Hall - School of Optometry
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Meredith Whiteside works as an optometrist. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1621 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Woodring is an optometrist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Woodring takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
20 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Shintani is an optometrist. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
4325 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Joy Sugimura works as an optometrist. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sugimura honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donald Sarver works as an optometrist. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
20 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Kristine Eng works as an optometrist in Orinda, CA. Dr. Eng is in-network for 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.