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 particular interest for Dr. Twardowski include glasses, contact lenses, and diabetic retinopathy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Twardowski is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

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Specializes in Optometry
4181 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jill Smith works as an optometrist in Kansas City, MO. She takes 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
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Jason Pingel is a pediatric optometrist. Dr. Pingel accepts 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 practices 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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. McNaughton is in-network 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
4620 J C Nichols Parkway; Suite 421
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kimberly Swan specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Kansas City, MO. 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
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ramona Baumfalk specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Kansas City, MO. 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
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 220
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Hackett is an optometrist in Kansas City, MO. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hackett takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
241 E Linwood Boulevard
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Jing Ye works as an optometrist. Dr. Ye is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Jason Green specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Green 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
6120 Johnson Drive
Mission, KS
 

Dr. Susan Bullano is an optometrist. Dr. Bullano accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5150 Roe Boulevard
Roeland Park, KS
 

Dr. Madison Ruelle is an optometrist. Dr. Ruelle honors 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 is an optometrist. Dr. Topi takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
4811 Broadway
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Kelli Regier-Hermon works as an optometrist. She takes 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 is an optometrist. She takes 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.