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We found 17 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Clive, IA.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Neil Silbermann works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Silbermann studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silbermann accepts.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Jane Wang works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Optometry
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Sara Khan is an optometrist. 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
3945 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Goerke's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1001 73rd Street
Windsor Heights, IA
 

Dr. Mark Bottelson works as an optometrist in Windsor Heights, IA. Dr. Bottelson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
2001 Westown Parkway; Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joseph McAdams practices optometry (primary eye care). 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
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Mark Holmes' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Holmes accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Todd Randall Pietig
Specializes in Optometry
12871 University Avenue; Suite 140
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Todd Pietig practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Pietig is in-network for 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
2001 Westown Parkway; Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Steven Aljets' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Keaton Cornish's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2150 E 1st Street
Grimes, IA
 

Dr. Blake Franzeen's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franzeen accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
12871 University Avenue
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Heidi Bell's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
270w 1st Street H
Grimes, IA
 

Dr. Lucas Bell 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
5525 Merle Hay Road; Suite 155
Johnston, IA
 

Dr. Tara Cooper works as an optometrist in Johnston, IA. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cooper takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
7205 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Patrick Gannon practices optometry (primary eye care). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gannon accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
2700 University Avenue; Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joseph Donahue specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in West Des Moines, IA. He is in-network for 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.