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We found 53 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Des Plaines, IL.

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Specializes in Optometry
373 N Wood Dale Road
Wood Dale, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Dziuba specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Dziuba takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Eugenia Lomazov
Specializes in Optometry
1871 Towerdrive
Glenview Nas, IL
 

Dr. Eugenia Lomazov specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. In addition to English, Dr. Lomazov speaks Russian.

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Specializes in Optometry
2010 S Arlington Heights Road; Suite 121
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Margaret McNelis specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNelis honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
1132 S Elmhurst Road
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Shelley Kim works as an optometrist. She accepts 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
1070 E Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Kohn specializes in 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
1500 N Arlington Heights Road; Suite 1504 Suite 1504
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Joann Hamm's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is rated highly by her patients. She 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
6325 N Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Pamela Lowe's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She honors 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
1545 Waukegan Road
Glenview, IL
 

Dr. Brian Dembo practices optometry (primary eye care) in Glenview, IL. He accepts 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
450 E Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Adalina Kulbak's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes 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
6601 N Avondale Avenue; Suite 102
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Marianna Bilis 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
1553 Market Street
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Janet Tseng specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Des Plaines, IL. She 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
1119 Mount Prospect Plaza
Mount Prospect, IL
 

Dr. Gary Chavin practices optometry (primary eye care) in Mount Prospect, IL. 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
6601 N Avondale Avenue; Suite 102
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Ryan Barnes is an optometrist in Chicago, IL. He takes 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
845 E Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Gary Sterczek's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sterczek 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
1588 N Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Albertson works as an optometrist. She is an in-network provider 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
133 S Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Robert Juckett works as an optometrist. 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.