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We found 13 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Waterloo, IA.

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Specializes in Optometry
909 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Suzanne Smith is an optometrist in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Smith honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
909 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Lucas Cook practices optometry (primary eye care) in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Cook accepts 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
2515 Cyclone Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Amy Hartmann works as an optometrist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1334 Flammang Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Richard McAlpin practices optometry (primary eye care) in Waterloo, IA. Dr. McAlpin 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
909 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Bradley Johnson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Johnson 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
999 Home Plaza
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Steven Boeke works as an optometrist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
999 Home Plaza; Suite 100
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Jerry Stahl is an optometrist in Waterloo, 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
909 E San Marnan Drive
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Michael Coons' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
1030 Alabar Avenue
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Bradley Knox specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Waterloo, IA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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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Specializes in Optometry
2018 Sears Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Bridget Steere-Bollman practices optometry (primary eye care) in Waterloo, IA. Dr. Steere-Bollman 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
999 Home Plaza; Suite 100
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Dennis Tieszen practices optometry (primary eye care) in Waterloo, IA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1952 Plymouth Avenue
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Jerome Tempel is an optometrist in Waterloo, IA. 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
2018 Sears Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Emily Halbur's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She 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.