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We found 5 optometrists who accept Humana Gold 2250/Tampa Bay HUMx near Port Richey, FL.

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Specializes in Optometry
4126 Us Hwy 19
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Leo Demarco practices optometry (primary eye care) in New Port Richey, FL. Dr. Demarco 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
9832 Little Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Michael Causey's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Causey 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
9409 Us Highway 19; #443
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Julie Tran-Lockwood is an optometrist in Port Richey, FL. Dr. Tran-Lockwood 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
9644 Scenic Drive
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Margaret Argiropoulos-Dhima practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Argiropoulos-Dhima accepts 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
9409 Us Highway; 19 Ste 101
Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Scott Clough works as an optometrist in Port Richey, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clough accepts.

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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.