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We found 47 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Ballwin, MO.

Catherine Dorothy Kerr-Niermann
Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Catherine Kerr-Niermann is an optometrist in Washington, MO and Saint Louis, MO. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Kerr-Niermann is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Susanne S Kindel
Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susanne Kindel works as an optometrist. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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David L Green
Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Green's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Green takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Amanda M Nicklas
Specializes in Optometry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Amanda Nicklas specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Nicklas is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Nicklas trained at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus

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Specializes in Optometry
730 S Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO
 

Dr. Janet Provencal's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Provencal 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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Matthew Joseph Bowman
Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Bowman's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bowman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
427 Lafayette Center
Ballwin, MO
 

Dr. Eneida Hafezi's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Hafezi 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 Pediatric Optometry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marisa O'Brien works as a pediatric optometrist in Saint Louis, MO. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Brien honors. For her professional training, Dr. O'Brien completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Optometry
23 Stonegate Center
Manchester, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Haring practices optometry (primary eye care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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
100 Thf Boulevard
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Stephanie Fitzgerald's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
17249 Chesterfield Airport Road
Chesterfield, MO
 

Dr. Sarah Hubbard practices 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
11433 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Aaron Brewer specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Creve Coeur, MO. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brewer honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
11477 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Woodyard's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for 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
11433 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Todd Bellamy's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
194 Clarkson Road
Ellisville, MO
 

Dr. Brian Lojka is an optometrist. He is in-network for 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
194 Clarkson Road
Ellisville, MO
 

Dr. James Wachter specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Ellisville, MO. He 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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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.