We found 6 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Greensboro, NC.

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Specializes in Optometry
5500 W Friendly Avenue; Suite 200
Greensboro, NC
 

Dr. George Thurmond works as an optometrist in Greensboro, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. Thurmond average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thurmond honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1311 N Elm Street
Greensboro, NC
 

Dr. Arun Subramanian specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Subramanian 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
306 Muirs Chapel Road; Suite B
Greensboro, NC
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
1600 Highwoods Boulevard
Greensboro, NC
 

Dr. Jingya Chen's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). 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
3738 Battleground Avenue
Greensboro, NC
 

Dr. Glenn Matheny works as an optometrist in Greensboro, NC. 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
330 Four Seasons Town Center
Greensboro, NC
 

Dr. Zachary Nobles works as an optometrist in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Nobles is in-network for 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.
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