We found 10 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Shakopee, MN.

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Adam Chase Sloane
Specializes in Optometry
1415; 1455, 1515 and 1601 St. Francis Avenue
Shakopee, MN
 

Dr. Adam Sloane works as an optometrist in Bloomington, MN, Saint Louis Park, MN, and Shakopee, MN. Dr. Sloane is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. For his professional training, Dr. Sloane completed a residency program at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Optometry
1593 17th Avenue E; Suite 107
Shakopee, MN
 

Dr. Ryan Ferreras works as an optometrist. Dr. Ferreras 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
8251 Flying Cloud Drive; Suite 1296
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Dominique Simonton practices optometry (primary eye care). 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
12195 Singletree Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Britt Gustafson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gustafson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1464 White Oak Drive
Chaska, MN
 

Dr. Christopher Freed is an optometrist. Dr. Freed is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
8225 Flying Cloud Drive
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Chad Dockter is an optometrist. Dr. Dockter's average rating from his patients is 4.0 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
8251 Flying Cloud Drive; Suite 2176
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Nadia Khan is an optometrist in Eden Prairie, MN. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
12195 Singletree Lane
Eden Prairie, MN
 

Dr. Melissa Viker specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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
1464 White Oak Drive
Chaska, MN
 

Dr. Amy Freed specializes in 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
300 Lake Drive E
Chanhassen, MN
 

Dr. Patricia Jilek works as an optometrist in Chanhassen, MN. Dr. Jilek 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.
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