We found 38 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near New Orleans, LA.

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Mary Elizabeth Hood
Specializes in Optometry
1431 Veterans Memorial Boulevard
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Mary Hood specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Metairie, LA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hood takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
1620 Belle Chasse Highway; Suite B
Terrytown, LA
 

Dr. Daniel Khong is an optometrist. Dr. Khong honors 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
5128 Lapalco Boulevard; Suite H
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Diedra Richardson works as an optometrist in Marrero, LA. She 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
2800 Veterans Boulevard; Suite 125
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. Elliot Finkelstein works as an optometrist in Metairie, LA. He 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
6972 Canal Boulevard
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jennifer Moncada's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). The average patient rating for Dr. Moncada is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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
3409 N Hullen Street
Metairie, LA
 

Dr. James Murphy is an optometrist in Metairie, LA. He takes 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
1530 N Broad Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Jarrett Johnson is an optometrist. Dr. Johnson honors 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
3501 Holiday Drive; Suite 201
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. David Heitmeier is an optometrist. Dr. Heitmeier honors 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
1670 Barataria Boulevard; Suite D
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Amy Beam's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1670 Barataria Boulevard; Suite D
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Dorothy Anderson works as an optometrist in Marrero, LA. Dr. Anderson 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
608 Terry Parkway
Terrytown, LA
 

Dr. Cary Vincent's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Vincent is an in-network provider 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
3501 Holiday Drive; Suite 201
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Henry Langhetee 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
4220 Magazine Street; # A
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Daphne Richardson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Richardson average 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes 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
1901 Manhattan Boulevard; Suite F-107
Harvey, LA
 

Dr. Linda Bui practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bui 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
3239 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Michael Kleamenakis practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kleamenakis accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
93 Terry Parkway; Suite 9
Terrytown, LA
 

Dr. Scott Blahnik's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blahnik accepts.

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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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