We found 96 optometrists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Chicago, IL.

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Marilou Alice Hunter
Specializes in Optometry
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Megan Hunter practices optometry (primary eye care). Her areas of expertise include the following: contact lenses and dry eyes. Dr. Hunter accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, and Loyola Center for Health at Homer Glen.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Contact Lenses

Narayanan C Ramachandran
Specializes in Optometry
3624 W 26th Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Narayanan Ramachandran's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
3241 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Anne Spies specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Chicago, IL. Dr. Spies honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Optometry
3241 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Mary Roberts' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Roberts accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Timothy T McMahon
Specializes in Optometry
1855 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy McMahon practices optometry (primary eye care) in Chicago, IL. His areas of clinical interest consist of keratoconus and contact lenses. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McMahon accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Keratoconus, Contact Lenses

Dr. Charlotte Enns Joslin, PhD
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
1855 West Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Charlotte Joslin's medical specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). In her practice, she is particularly interested in keratoconus, contact lenses, and cornea transplant (keratoplasty). She is professionally affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joslin takes. Her medical residency was performed at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Epidemiology, Cornea Transplant, Keratoconus, Contact Lenses, Eye Infection

Kristie Jo Barbaro
Specializes in Optometry
675 N Saint Clair Street; 15th Floor
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kristie Barbaro works as an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Birva Shah is a pediatric optometrist in Chicago Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
3241 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Chris Martin practices optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Martin is open to new patients. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Charles William Kinnaird III
Specializes in Optometry
1220 S Wood Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Charles Kinnaird works as an optometrist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Kinnaird trained at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center.

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Magdalena Stec
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
321 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Magdalena Stec practices ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care) in Westchester, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Chicago, IL. She is conversant in Polish. Dr. Stec is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Neurorehabilitation, Low Vision, Amblyopia, Traumatic Brain Injury

Ellen S Shorter
Specializes in Optometry
1855 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ellen Shorter's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Shorter's clinical interests include keratoconus and contact lenses. She is professionally affiliated with Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She completed her residency training at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Keratoconus, Contact Lenses, Eye Problems

Specializes in Optometry
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Lance Olson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olson takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
3241 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Dominick Opitz's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
3241 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kara Crumbliss' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1501 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cynthia Reynolds-Temple practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Reynolds-Temple is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Dr. Reynolds-Temple takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.
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