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We found 21 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage Plus near Saint Louis, MO.

Angela Joann Demetrulias
Specializes in Optometry
517 S Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Angela Demetrulias' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Demetrulias is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Keshia Elder works as an optometrist. Dr. Elder 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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Matthew Joseph Bowman
Specializes in Optometry
34 Hampton Village Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Bowman specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bowman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Catherine Dorothy Kerr-Niermann
Specializes in Optometry
34 Hampton Village Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Catherine Kerr-Niermann practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kerr-Niermann is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Susanne S Kindel
Specializes in Optometry
34 Hampton Village Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susanne Kindel's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Kindel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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David L Green
Specializes in Optometry
34 Hampton Village Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Green's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Green takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Amanda M Nicklas
Specializes in Optometry
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Amanda Nicklas works as an optometrist. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nicklas accepts. For her professional training, Dr. Nicklas completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus

Joseph E Steska
Specializes in Optometry
517 S. Euclid Avenue; Mcmillan Building - University Eye Service
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Joseph Steska's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He 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
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mary Rhomberg is an optometrist. Dr. Rhomberg accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1012 Loughborough Commons
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Diane Hamill's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). 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 Pediatric Optometry
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Marisa O'Brien specializes in pediatric optometry. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. O'Brien is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Optometry
7 N Euclid Avenue
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Scherman's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He 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 Optometry
3732 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sameh Boules' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Boules takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
4145 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Brian Lopatin specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
3718 S Kingshighway Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Picker specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Saint Louis, 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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Specializes in Optometry
915 North Grand Boulevard; St. Louis Va Medical Center - John Cochran Division
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sara Mach specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Saint Louis, MO and Saint Peters, MO. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.