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We found 9 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Bowling Green, KY.

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Specializes in Optometry
952 Fairview Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Lowell Ware is an optometrist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
335 New Towne Road
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. John Jeskie is an optometrist in Bowling Green, KY. Dr. Jeskie 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
335 New Towne Road
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. John Breiwa practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Breiwa honors 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
335 New Towne Road
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Joseph Tucker works as an optometrist. Dr. Tucker 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
952 Fairview Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Chad Coats works as an optometrist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
150 Walton Avenue
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. James Raley's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network 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
2724 Nashville Road
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Kevin Burt's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Burt 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
3200 Ken Bale Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Whitney Gaskin practices optometry (primary eye care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gaskin at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaskin honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
1256 Campbell Lane; #106
Bowling Green, KY
 

Dr. Allison Kerr's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kerr 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.