We found 6 optometrists who accept Humana ChoiceCare Network near Saint Louis, MO.

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Michael J Lachtrup
Specializes in Optometry
4921 Parkview Place; 3rd Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Lachtrup works as an optometrist. His clinical interests encompass contact lenses. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lachtrup takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses

Mary Kay Migneco
Specializes in Optometry
1 Barnes Hospital Plaza; Vision Center First Floor
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mary Migneco practices optometry (primary eye care) in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Migneco include contact lenses. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Migneco is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses

Kyle Dale Dohrman
Specializes in Optometry
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kyle Dohrman practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Dohrman trained at Boston VA Medical Center for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Refractive Surgery

Mark Salvatore Rallo
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Rallo practices pediatric optometry. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rallo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Sarah N Gore
Specializes in Optometry
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Sarah Gore is an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gore honors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Uveitis

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

Dr. Joseph Steska practices optometry (primary eye care) in Saint Louis, MO. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Steska's professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, Center for Advanced Medicine, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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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