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We found 5 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage near South Portland, ME.

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Specializes in Optometry
324 Cummings Road
South Portland, ME
 

Dr. Robert Murray is a specialist in optometry (primary eye care). He has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Murray accepts. Dr. Murray is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Optometry
331 Veranda Street
Portland, ME
 

Dr. Danielle Pelletier's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes 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
1039 Washington Avenue
Portland, ME
 

Dr. Tracy Giles is an optometrist. On average, patients gave Dr. Giles a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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
510 Mainemall Road
South Portland, ME
 

Dr. Amy Abbott specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in South Portland, ME. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abbott takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
510 Mainemall Road
South Portland, ME
 

Dr. Roger Gagnon practices optometry (primary eye care) in South Portland, ME. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gagnon 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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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.