We found 58 optometrists who accept Medicare near Crestwood, IL.

Marilou Alice Hunter
Specializes in Optometry
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Megan Hunter practices optometry (primary eye care) in Maywood, IL, Hickory Hills, IL, and Homer Glen, IL. Dr. Hunter's residency was performed at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hunter include contact lenses and dry eyes. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Hunter's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

Eileen M Gable
Specializes in Optometry
9608 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. Eileen Gable practices optometry (primary eye care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gable include amblyopia (lazy eye) and preventive care. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC), Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Gable takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Preventive Care, Amblyopia

Jenniffer Heintz
Specializes in Optometry
24 Orland Square Drive
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Jenniffer Shiple works as an optometrist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shiple takes.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
10436 Southwest Highway; Suite 101
Chicago Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Birva Shah practices pediatric optometry in Chicago Ridge, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Shah takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Optometry
13114 Western Avenue
Blue Island, IL
 

Dr. Catherine Sajn's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sajn accepts.

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Ansel Titus Johnson
Specializes in Optometry
12812 Western Avenue
Blue Island, IL
 

Dr. Ansel Johnson practices optometry (primary eye care) in Blue Island, IL. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors.

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Casey L Hogan
Specializes in Optometry
4619 W 103rd Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Casey Hogan works as an optometrist. She 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.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
7110 W 127th Street; Suite 110
Palos Heights, IL
 

Dr. Robert Marini specializes in pediatric optometry and practices in Palos Heights, IL. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Byron L Wright
Specializes in Optometry
20201 S. Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Byron Wright practices optometry (primary eye care) in Olympia Fields, IL and Chicago Heights, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. Dr. Wright is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry
16630 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Mindi Kieffer works as an optometrist. Dr. Kieffer 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
5553 127th Street
Crestwood, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Johnson practices optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
16630 S. Oak Park Avenue
Tinley Park, IL
 

Dr. Chirag Rana is an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rana honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
11412 S Harlem Avenue
Worth, IL
 

Dr. Mark Colander's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Colander 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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Specializes in Optometry
9400 S Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL
 

Dr. John Gardner specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gardner is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider 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
15410 S Harlem Avenue
Orland Park, IL
 

Dr. Patricia Hart is an optometrist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hart is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
2500 W 95th Street
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Rasa Tamulavichus is an optometrist in Evergreen Park, IL. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, 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.