We found 15 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO near Kansas City, MO.

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Matthew J Twardowski
Specializes in Optometry
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3022
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Matthew Twardowski works as an optometrist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Twardowski include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. Dr. Twardowski is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Dry Eye Syndrome, Eye Exam, Diabetic Retinopathy, Contact Lenses

Specializes in Optometry
4181 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jill Smith's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Smith 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 Pediatric Optometry
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Jason Pingel's specialty is pediatric optometry. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jill McNaughton's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. McNaughton is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
5820 Lamar Avenue; Suite 100
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Raymond Brill's specialty is pediatric optometry. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
4620 J C Nichols Parkway; Suite 421
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kimberly Swan's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swan takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ramona Baumfalk's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumfalk accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Jason Green works as an optometrist. 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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Specializes in Optometry
241 E Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jing Ye 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. Ye accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Hackett's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hackett honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
5150 Roe Boulevard
Roeland Park, KS
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
1518 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Emily Topi works as an optometrist in Kansas City, MO. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Topi honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Susan Bullano works as an optometrist. She 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
4811 Broadway
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kelli Regier-Hermon specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She 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
4801 E Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sheena Nagaraja practices optometry (primary eye care) in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Nagaraja 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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