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We found 9 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold PPO near Peoria, IL.

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Specializes in Optometry
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. William Fish works as an optometrist. 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
1200 W Main Street; Suite 21
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Nicole Vasilnek works as an optometrist in Peoria, IL. She 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.

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Specializes in Optometry
4620 N University Street
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Kenneth Schaidle's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Schaidle 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
4408 N Knoxville Avenue; Suite C
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Richard Kern practices optometry (primary eye care) in Peoria, IL. He is in-network 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 Optometry
5901 N Prospect Road; Suite #11
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. John Gysin'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, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
710 W Third Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Anderson is an optometrist. He 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
4530 N Brandywine Drive; Eyeglass World 12
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Jackson Bennett specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bennett 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
6807 N Knoxville Avenue
Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Krey Bixby works as an optometrist in Peoria, IL. 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
401 River Road
East Peoria, IL
 

Dr. Mark Brewer's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Brewer takes 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.