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We found 13 optometrists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Kansas City, KS.

Dirck Louis Dekeyser
Specializes in Optometry
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3022
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dirck Dekeyser practices optometry (primary eye care) in Prairie Village, KS and Kansas City, KS. His clinical interests encompass glasses, contact lenses, and eye exam. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dekeyser is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Eye Exam, Contact Lenses

Matthew J Twardowski
Specializes in Optometry
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3022
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Matthew Twardowski practices optometry (primary eye care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Twardowski include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Twardowski is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Contact Lenses

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Specializes in Optometry
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffry Gerson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Gerson is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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Amy L Waters
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
2401 Gillham Road; Department of Ophthalmology
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Amy Waters is a pediatric optometrist. Her residency was performed at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Christina Maria Twardowski
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Christina Twardowski is a pediatric optometrist. Dr. Twardowski accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics for residency.

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Marla G Kennard
Specializes in Optometry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Marla Kennard's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Timothy E Hug
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Tim Hug works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Hug honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Amy Ruth Sullivan
Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
2401 Gillham Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Amy Sullivan's specialties are ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). She practices in Kansas City, MO. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Radhika Veerapaneni is an optometrist in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Veerapaneni is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jill McNaughton specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. McNaughton 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
3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Vincent Parsons works as an optometrist in Kansas City, MO. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
21 N 12th Street
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Matthew Siemer's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Siemer takes Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1518 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Emily Topi is an optometrist. Dr. Topi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.