We found 5 optometrists who accept MyBlue near Boca Raton, FL.

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Specializes in Optometry
201 Se 15th Terrace; Suite 102
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. David Shipley works as an optometrist in Deerfield Beach, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shipley is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5499 N Federal Highway; Suite E
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Mark Pittaluga's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2200 Glades Road; Suite 105
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Lawrence Sider is an optometrist in Boca Raton, FL. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
698 Yamato Road; Suite 3
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Erin Weston's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Weston is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1445 Nw Boca Raton Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Vito Guario's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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