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We found 13 optometrists who accept Medicare near Cape Girardeau, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
1749 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Christy Fowler practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Fowler honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1749 Independence Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Scott McDougal works as an optometrist in Cape Girardeau, MO. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
352 S Broadview Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Kyle Brost's specialty is pediatric optometry. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
352 S Broadview Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Kayce Strohmeyer practices pediatric optometry. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
21 Doctors Park; Suite B
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Brian Norman practices optometry (primary eye care) in Cape Girardeau, MO. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Norman honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
297 S Silver Springs Road
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Rachel Shewmake's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She 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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Specializes in Optometry
3230 Blattner Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Gregory Leet is an optometrist in Cape Girardeau, MO. Dr. Leet 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
3230 Blattner Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Ryne Wood's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Wood accepts 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
3230 Blattner Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Kory Thoma is an optometrist. Dr. Thoma 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
3230 Blattner Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Laura Evans' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Evans takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
115 S Broadview Street
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Gibbons' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1 Doctors Park
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Glenn Branson works as an optometrist in Cape Girardeau, MO. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3230 Blattner Drive
Cape Girardeau, MO
 

Dr. Jeremey Dohogne specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Cape Girardeau, MO. He honors 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.