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We found 9 optometrists who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Tallahassee, FL.

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Specializes in Optometry
255 John Knox Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Walter Hathaway's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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
1901 Miccosukee Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Robert Orsillo works as an optometrist. Dr. Orsillo 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
1500 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Carol Ebert-Gorb's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ebert-Gorb accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
410 W Tennessee Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Karen Detwiler works as an optometrist in Tallahassee, FL. She is an in-network provider for 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
1368 E Call Street
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Julian Alford practices optometry (primary eye care) in Tallahassee, FL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
1535 Centerville Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Peter Hughes works as an optometrist. Dr. Hughes 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 Fleischmann Road
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Micah Brienen works as an optometrist in Tallahassee, FL. Dr. Brienen honors 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
3499 Thomasville Road; Suite 3
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Frederick Flink works as an optometrist. Patient ratings for Dr. Flink average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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
1500 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL
 

Dr. Jorge Gorb works as an optometrist. 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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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.