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

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

Dr. Matthew Twardowski practices optometry (primary eye care). Areas of expertise for Dr. Twardowski include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Twardowski honors.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Jason Pingel works as a pediatric optometrist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pingel takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
4181 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jill Smith practices optometry (primary eye care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Raymond Brill's area of specialization is pediatric optometry. Dr. Brill 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
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jill McNaughton's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Jason Green practices optometry (primary eye care) in Mission, KS. Dr. Green 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
4620 J C Nichols Parkway; Suite 421
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kimberly Swan'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. Swan accepts.

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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). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
241 E Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jing Ye's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes 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. David Hackett's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Hackett accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1518 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Emily Topi works as an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4811 Broadway
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kelli Regier-Hermon's area of specialization 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
5150 Roe Boulevard
Roeland Park, KS
 

Dr. Madison Ruelle is an optometrist in Roeland Park, KS. He 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
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Susan Bullano is an optometrist in Mission, KS. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
4801 E Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Sheena Nagaraja specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Nagaraja accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.