We found 35 optometrists who accept United Healthcare Compass 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. Dr. Werner's average rating from her patients is 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
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 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
2601 S Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Gindoff works as an optometrist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Gindoff has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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
1945 Northgate Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Neville is an optometrist in Sarasota, FL. She 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
8432 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Chanda Wall's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
130 Mimosa Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Doyle's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Doyle is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2650 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Soto's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 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
4934 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donna Shotwell 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. Shotwell accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Maloney's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Maloney 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 Pediatric Optometry
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Hammond is a pediatric optometrist in the University Park, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Hammond is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hammond 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
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. David Hunt practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Hunt 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
77 N Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Mavis Bulger works as an optometrist in Sarasota, 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
2020 Cattlemen Road; Eye Center South Suite 500
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Margaret Werker's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). The average patient rating for Dr. Werker is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Werker 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
2450 Bee Ridge Road; Suite A
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Blom's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). The average patient rating for Dr. Blom is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Blom honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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.