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We found 12 optometrists who accept Blue Shield of California near Vista, CA.

Rodney Carl Johnson
Specializes in Optometry
3405 Marron Road
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Rodney Johnson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Johnson is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry
1903 W San Marcos Boulevard; Suite 130
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Richard Skay is an optometrist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skay takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
741 Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Demlinger is an optometrist in Vista, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Demlinger honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
3231 Waring Crt; Street B
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Robert Ring is an optometrist in Oceanside, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ring accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2653 Gateway Road; Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Witmeyer works as an optometrist in Carlsbad, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
3809 Plaza Drive; Suite 103
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. David Sherman's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
181 S Rancho Santa Fe Road
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Karen Peschke practices optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peschke honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
640 Escondido Avenue; Suite 114
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Ken Lay works as an optometrist in Vista, CA. Dr. Lay is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
217 Escondido Avenue; Suite 1
Vista, CA
 

Dr. Khin-Poh Chung practices optometry (primary eye care) in Vista, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Valley Preferred.

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Specializes in Optometry
4065 Oceanside Boulevard; Suite C
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Donald Pearcy is an optometrist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
5814 Van Allen Way; Suite 146
Carlsbad, CA
 

Dr. Guru Dutt Sharma's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
151 S Las Posas Road; Suite 171
San Marcos, CA
 

Dr. Mika Fu practices optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated Dr. Fu highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fu takes.

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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.