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

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Specializes in Optometry
4801 Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jeffry Gerson's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gerson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Dirck Dekeyser specializes in optometry (primary eye care). In his practice, Dr. Dekeyser focuses on glasses, contact lenses, and eye exam. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dekeyser is 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 expertise for Dr. Twardowski include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Twardowski honors.

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

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

Dr. Amy Waters' specialty is pediatric optometry. Clinical interests for Dr. Waters include amblyopia (lazy eye) and strabismus. Dr. Waters trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus

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

Dr. Christina Twardowski specializes in pediatric optometry. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Twardowski takes. For her residency, Dr. Twardowski trained at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Myopia

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

Dr. Marla Kennard works as an ophthalmologist and optometrist. Dr. Kennard takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Refractive Errors

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

Dr. Tim Hug is an ophthalmologist and optometrist in Kansas City, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hug include amblyopia (lazy eye). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia

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

Dr. Amy Sullivan practices ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care) in Kansas City, MO. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Optometry
3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Radhika Veerapaneni specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Veerapaneni is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Jill McNaughton's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
3801 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, MO
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
1518 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Emily Topi specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Matthew Siemer's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Siemer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Aetna HSA, and Humana 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.