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We found 112 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Somerville, MA.

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Specializes in Optometry
930 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 2a
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew McLeod specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. McLeod is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anterior Segment Diseases, Keratoconus, Contact Lenses

Neli Z Marcheva
Specializes in Optometry
40 Holland Street
Somerville, MA
 

Dr. Neli Marcheva works as an optometrist in Somerville, MA, Boston, MA, and Quincy, MA. Dr. Marcheva takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at The New England College of Optometry for her residency. Dr. Marcheva (or staff) is conversant in German and Bulgarian. Dr. Marcheva is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.

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Specializes in Optometry
50 Prospect St. C/o Custom - Eyes
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Kathleen Murphy specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Murphy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Richard J Jamara
Specializes in Optometry
720 Harrison Avenue; 10th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Richard Jamara specializes in optometry (primary eye care). His residency was performed at The New England College of Optometry. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Jamara is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC).

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, HIV/AIDS, Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Optometry
511 Main Street
Melrose, MA
 

Dr. Herbert Schurgin practices optometry (primary eye care) in Beverly, MA and Melrose, MA. Dr. Schurgin's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
150 South Huntington Avenue
Jamaica Plain, MA
 

Dr. Nyssa Ferrazzara is an optometrist in Mashpee, MA and Jamaica Plain, MA. Dr. Ferrazzara accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She is professionally affiliated with VA Boston Healthcare System.

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Cynthia Dauria
Specializes in Optometry
750 Washington Street; #450
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Cynthia D'auria's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). In her practice, Dr. D'auria focuses on contact lenses. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. D'auria is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. D'auria has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses

Michele McHale
Specializes in Optometry
720 Harrison Avenue; 10th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Michele McHale specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Taunton, MA and Boston, MA. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. McHale trained at Boston VA Medical Center. She is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC).

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Specializes in Optometry
930 Commonwealth Avenue; Suite 2a New England Eye Institute
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gary Chu specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Chu honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
175 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Duane Smith's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
50 Staniford Street; Suite 600
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lisa Murray is an optometrist in Boston, MA. Dr. Murray 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
1255 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lucia Dangelo's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts 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
124 Watertown Street; Suite 3e
Watertown, MA
 

Dr. Karen Koumjian's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Koumjian 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
1101 Beacon Street; #6w
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Viktoriya Vilkomir's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
33 Broad Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Chesnick's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Chesnick 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
10 High Street; Suite 503
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Curtis Frank works as an optometrist. Dr. Frank honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, 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.