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We found 23 optometrists who accept Silver Compass HSA 3600 near Palmetto, FL.

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Specializes in Optometry
319 7th Street W
Palmetto, FL
 

Dr. Warren Paquin works as an optometrist in Palmetto, FL. Dr. Paquin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5632 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Jamie Lawson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lawson takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Edwin Detweiler specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Detweiler 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
5106 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Sarah Mackie is an optometrist. She accepts 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
5632 26th Street W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Kenneth Lawson's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for 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
2003 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Michael Mackie is an optometrist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mackie honors 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
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Michael Camp is an optometrist in Bradenton, FL. He is in-network 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
2020 Manatee Avenue W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Dick Chlebina works as an optometrist in Bradenton, FL. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chlebina honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
2003 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Paige Gillenwaters works as an optometrist in Bradenton, FL. She 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
5306 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Robert Parnes' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
6002 Pointe West Boulevard
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Mary Baize works as an optometrist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Baize is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1312 Manatee Avenue E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. John Lewis is an optometrist. He accepts 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
5005 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Walter Rutkowsky's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
319 7th Street W
Palmetto, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Wood works as an optometrist in Palmetto, FL. Dr. Wood accepts 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
5306 Cortez Road W; Suite 3
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Parnell Crump works as an optometrist in Bradenton, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Crump average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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
2003 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Brad Laudicina works as an optometrist. Dr. Laudicina honors 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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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.