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

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

Dr. Richard Michelsen practices optometry (primary eye care) in Livermore, CA and Berkeley, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1621 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Ruth Chen's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts 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's specialty is pediatric optometry. Dr. Hanson accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1313 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Goldberg's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Goldberg accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Larry Sarver is an optometrist in Oakland, CA. Dr. Sarver is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Scott Yokoi's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Yokoi honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Meredith Whiteside practices optometry (primary eye care) in Berkeley, CA. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Sakai's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
1621 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Woodring practices optometry (primary eye care). He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Specializes in Optometry
180 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA
 

Dr. Mia Miller's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
11780 San Pablo Avenue; Suite B
El Cerrito, CA
 

Dr. Rahul Keswani's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave Dr. Keswani an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Specializes in Optometry
2222 Bancroft Extension
Berkeley, CA
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
11780 San Pablo Avenue; Suite B
El Cerrito, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Garrels works as an optometrist in El Cerrito, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Garrels average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
110a Minor Addition School of Optometry Crc; 110a Minor Addition, School of Optometry, Crc
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Meng Lin specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
2414 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Mark Fujikawa is an optometrist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, 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.
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