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We found 26 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Optometry
5394 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Trisha Werner specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Werner is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Werner accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
77 N Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christine Manzella specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Manzella 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
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lori Long's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
2601 S Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Gindoff works as an optometrist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gindoff 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
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. David Hunt practices optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave Dr. Hunt a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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
8320 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Max Friedman's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Friedman 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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Specializes in Optometry
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Maloney specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Maloney is rated highly by his patients. 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
4934 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donna Shotwell's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She 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 Pediatric Optometry
615 S Orange Avenue
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sinclair specializes in pediatric optometry and practices in Sarasota, FL. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sinclair 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
2020 Cattlemen Road; Eye Center South Suite 500
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Margaret Werker is an optometrist. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Werker takes 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
3691 Webber Street
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Steven Bovio's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bovio is rated highly 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 Pediatric Optometry
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Hammond practices pediatric optometry. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hammond takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
5394 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Shannon Gleason works as an optometrist. She 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
1800 Siesta Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Gary Bockhold's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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
2936 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Altman's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Altman honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Putrino is an optometrist in the University Park, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Putrino honors.

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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.