We found 35 optometrists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Sarasota, FL.

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Trisha Dee Werner-Derbyshire
Specializes in Optometry
5394 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Trisha Werner's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Werner has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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
77 N Cattlemen Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Christine Manzella works as an optometrist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Manzella 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
2111 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lori Long practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Long accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Stuart A Gindoff
Specializes in Optometry
2601 S Tamiami Tr
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Stuart Gindoff is an optometrist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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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Melissa Hannah Hammond
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Hammond is a pediatric optometrist in the University Park, FL. Patients rated Dr. Hammond highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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
1945 Northgate Boulevard
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Neville's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neville takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
4934 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donna Shotwell's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Shotwell honors 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
5409 University Parkway
University Park, FL
 

Dr. David Hunt practices optometry (primary eye care). He honors 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
8432 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Chanda Wall practices optometry (primary eye care) in Sarasota, FL. She accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
302 Southgate Mall
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Brad Masuga works as an optometrist. 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 Optometry
130 Mimosa Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Kristin Doyle's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for 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
2650 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Soto works as an optometrist in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Soto is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
8320 Lockwood Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Max Friedman specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Sarasota, FL. He 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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Michael Casey Maloney
Specializes in Optometry
2601 S Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Maloney works as an optometrist in Sarasota, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maloney 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
2020 Cattlemen Road; Eye Center South Suite 500
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Margaret Werker works as an optometrist. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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
2450 Bee Ridge Road; Suite A
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Thomas Blom's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Blom is an in-network provider for 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.
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