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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's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Michelsen welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
2222 Bancroft Extension
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Christina Wilmer's area of specialization is 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
1621 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Ruth Chen specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Berkeley, CA. 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 works as a pediatric optometrist in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Hanson honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
5321 College Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Sakai practices optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1928 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Harlan Wong specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Berkeley, CA. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
2414 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Chun works as a pediatric optometrist in Berkeley, 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
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, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1313 Solano Avenue
Albany, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Goldberg works as an optometrist in Albany, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Meredith Whiteside specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Whiteside is in-network for 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 works as an optometrist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
20 Orinda Way
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Shintani specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Orinda, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente.

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Specializes in Optometry
4325 Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Joy Sugimura's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). 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 is an optometrist. He honors 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's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
180 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA
 

Dr. Mia Miller's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes 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.