We found 8 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Duluth, MN.

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Specializes in Optometry
801 W Central Entrance
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Amy Onken practices optometry (primary eye care) in Duluth, MN. She 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
1344 W Arrowhead Road
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Scott Wright's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Wright average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wright honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1405 Miller Trunk Highway
Duluth, MN
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
1344 W Arrowhead Road
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Mitchell Weigel specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weigel honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
1344 W Arrowhead Road
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Beth Fischer practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Fischer 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
4740 W Mall Drive
Hermantown, MN
 

Dr. Brian Von Arb practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Von Arb accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
2510 Maple Grove Road
Duluth, MN
 

Dr. Melissa Kuntz's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
4740 Mall Drive
Hermantown, MN
 

Dr. Byron Fleck is an optometrist in Hermantown, MN. Dr. Fleck takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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