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We found 7 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Silver HMO 003 near Washington, MO.

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Angela Joann Demetrulias
Specializes in Optometry
5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. 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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Matthew Joseph Bowman
Specializes in Optometry
851 E. Fifth Street; Suite 112, Mercy Eye Care - Washington, Suite 112
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Bowman's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Susanne S Kindel
Specializes in Optometry
851 E. Fifth Street; Suite 112, Mercy Eye Care - Washington, Suite 112
Washington, 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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Specializes in Optometry
3071 Phoenix Center Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Biermann'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. Biermann accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
901 E 3rd Street
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Charles Bruce's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated Dr. Bruce highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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
1090 Washington Square Shopping Center
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Peter Gubany works as an optometrist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1701 Aroy Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Ira Ettinger specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He accepts 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.