We found 9 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Fall River, MA.

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Specializes in Optometry
260 N Main Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Medeiros works as an optometrist in Fall River, MA. 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
1044 G A R Highway
Swansea, MA
 

Dr. Frederick Valentine is an optometrist in Swansea, MA. The average patient rating for Dr. Valentine is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
289 Pleasant Street; Suite 201
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Nicole Centracchio practices optometry (primary eye care) in Fall River, MA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
933 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Brittany Stewart practices optometry (primary eye care) in Fall River, MA. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1044 G.a.r. Highway; #c
Swansea, MA
 

Dr. Lisa Smith's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Smith takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
289 Pleasant Street; Suite 201
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Louis Aguiar works as an optometrist in Fall River, MA. He 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
920 Plymouth Avenue
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Eudoxia Tsongalis-Arruda's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Tsongalis-Arruda's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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
1554 Pleasant Street
Fall River, MA
 

Dr. Robert Peyton practices optometry (primary eye care) in Fall River, MA. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1287 Wilbur Avenue
Somerset, MA
 

Dr. Jeanine Prevost is an optometrist. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prevost honors.

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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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