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We found 17 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 103 near Clive, IA.

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

Dr. Neil Silbermann specializes in ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Des Moines, IA. Dr. Silbermann studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silbermann takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Sara Khan is an optometrist in West Des Moines, IA. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jane Wang is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). She works in Des Moines, IA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Wang is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Optometry
3945 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Goerke is an optometrist in Des Moines, IA. She is in-network for 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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Windsor Heights, IA. 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
2001 Westown Parkway; Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joseph McAdams specializes in 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. Mark Holmes' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Todd Pietig works as an optometrist. 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
2001 Westown Parkway; Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Steven Aljets specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Aljets 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
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Keaton Cornish's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Cornish takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
2150 E 1st Street
Grimes, IA
 

Dr. Blake Franzeen practices optometry (primary eye care) in Grimes, IA. He is in-network for 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
12871 University Avenue
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Heidi Bell is an optometrist. She is in-network for 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
270w 1st Street H
Grimes, IA
 

Dr. Lucas Bell specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He 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
5525 Merle Hay Road; Suite 155
Johnston, IA
 

Dr. Tara Cooper practices optometry (primary eye care) in Johnston, IA. She 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
12871 University Avenue; Suite 140
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Alaina Blake works as an optometrist. She honors 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
7205 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Patrick Gannon is an optometrist. Patients rated Dr. Gannon highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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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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.