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 practices optometry (primary eye care) in Sarasota, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Werner average 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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
77 N Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christine Manzella'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 Optometry
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lori Long's area of specialization 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. Long honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
2601 S Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Gindoff is an optometrist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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
8320 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Max Friedman is an optometrist in Sarasota, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
4934 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donna Shotwell specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Shotwell 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
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Maloney practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Maloney has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 Pediatric Optometry
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Hammond specializes in pediatric optometry. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider 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
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. David Hunt's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
2936 University Parkway
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Glenn Altman practices optometry (primary eye care). The average patient rating for Dr. Altman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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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Specializes in Optometry
77 N Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mavis Bulger is an optometrist. She accepts 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 Cattlemen Road; Eye Center South Suite 500
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Margaret Werker works as an optometrist. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 Optometry
3400 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 200
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jeannene Dieter practices optometry (primary eye care) in Sarasota, FL. She 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
2020 Cattlemen Road; Suite 500
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Todd Morgan's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5394 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Shannon Gleason specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gleason is rated highly 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. Gleason takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Erin Hardie specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Sarasota, FL. 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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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.