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We found 15 optometrists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Optometry
2135 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Denise Billings' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
121 E Marion Avenue
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Maples works as an optometrist in Punta Gorda, FL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Optometry
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Nicole Alessi works as an optometrist. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alessi accepts 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
18500 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. William Cottone works as an optometrist. Dr. Cottone honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1441 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Julie Porter Kern specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Porter Kern is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Cheryl Simoneau practices 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. Simoneau accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jon Batzer's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network 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
18500 Veterans Boulevard; Unit 4
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Keith Thompson specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
24420 Sandhill Boulevard; Unit 101
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Radish works as an optometrist. Dr. Radish honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
21275 Olean Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. D'aun Hajdu's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Optometry
314 N Tamiami Trail; Suite 112
Punta Gorda, FL
 

Dr. Todd Lang specializes in optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lang takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
19100 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. James Coppola's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Coppola 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
1441 Tamiami Trail; Unit 481
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Moore's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Moore 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
17700 Murdock Circle
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Jolene Gregg is an optometrist in Port Charlotte, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gregg takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
2241 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Vaneenenam is an optometrist. 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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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.