We found 9 optometrists who accept Humana Silver near Olympia Fields, IL.

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Specializes in Optometry
1080 E Exchange Street
Crete, IL
 

Dr. Jill Davids' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Davids takes 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
3406 Vollmer Road
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Laurie Collett's 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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Byron L Wright
Specializes in Optometry
20201 Crawford Avenue
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Byron Wright is an optometrist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wright's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry
2156 W 183rd Street
Homewood, IL
 

Dr. Paul Kirschner's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
2156 W 183rd Street
Homewood, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Kirschner's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Optometry
366 Dixie Highway
Chicago Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lanae Knapp practices optometry (primary eye care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1030 Sterling Avenue
Flossmoor, IL
 

Dr. Wendy Schweinfurth practices optometry (primary eye care) in Flossmoor, IL. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
825 Maple Avenue
Homewood, IL
 

Dr. Paul Arquilla practices optometry (primary eye care) in Homewood, IL. He 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
3406 Vollmer Road
Olympia Fields, IL
 

Dr. Tayler Peachey's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Peachey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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