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We found 5 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Destin, FL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
501 Harbor Boulevard; Suite D
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Michael Raim works as a pediatric optometrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Raim is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Raim takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4418 Commons Drive E; Suite A
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Shannon Fowler is an optometrist in Destin, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Kevin W Wells
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
4012 Commons Drive W; Suite 110
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Wells is a pediatric optometrist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Optometry
12671 Us Hwy 98 W; Suite 216
Destin, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Mollega specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Destin, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1201 Eglin Parkway
Shalimar, FL
 

Dr. Cynthia Peeterse specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Shalimar, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, 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.