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We found 6 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver HMO near Cedar Rapids, IA.

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Specializes in Optometry
3225 Williams Parkway Sw; Suite 1
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Dr. Deann Fitzgerald practices optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fitzgerald accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
1245 2nd Avenue Se
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Dr. Cory Bower is an optometrist in Cedar Rapids, IA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
576 Boyson Road Ne; Suite 104
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Dr. Ellen Miller is an optometrist in Cedar Rapids, IA. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2645 Blairs Ferry Road Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Dr. Eyad Yehyawi works as an optometrist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
3601 29th Avenue Sw
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Dr. Sam Kang specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
Blairs Ferry Road Ne
Cedar Rapids, IA
 

Dr. Chad Peterson is an optometrist. Dr. Peterson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, 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.