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We found 13 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Fairview Heights, IL.

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Specializes in Optometry
3248 Green Mount Crossing Drive
Shiloh, IL
 

Dr. Keith Hamm works as an optometrist in Shiloh, IL. 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
2645 N Illinois Street
Swansea, IL
 

Dr. Mindy Miller's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
120 Carlyle Plaza Drive
Belleville, IL
 

Dr. David Hartig practices optometry (primary eye care) in Belleville, IL. 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
2525 Green Mount Commons Drive; Suite 290
Belleville, IL
 

Dr. Brett Sobieralski is an optometrist in Belleville, IL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1 Park Place Professional Center
Belleville, IL
 

Dr. Paul Becherer practices optometry (primary eye care) in Belleville, IL. He is an in-network provider 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
1 Park Place
Swansea, IL
 

Dr. Lisa Hager's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Hager honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
10 Lincoln Highway; Suite 101
Fairview Heights, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Johnson'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. Johnson honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
3540 N Belt W; Suite C
Belleville, IL
 

Dr. Gary Vogel practices optometry (primary eye care). 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
5915 N Illinois Street
Fairview Heights, IL
 

Dr. Holly Klein's specialty 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
10900 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marianne McDaniel practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. McDaniel 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
134 Saint Clair Square; #271-#272
Fairview Heights, IL
 

Dr. Valerie Barber's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
10840 Lincoln Trail
Fairview Heights, IL
 

Dr. Jonathan Smith's area of specialization is 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
780 Merrifields Drive
O Fallon, IL
 

Dr. Michael Williams' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams honors.

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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.