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We found 40 optometrists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Newark, NJ.

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Specializes in Optometry
90 Passaic Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Jason Chen specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Frank Barnes Jr.
Specializes in Optometry
319 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Frank Barnes' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Barnes is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. 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
50 Union Avenue; Suite 104
Irvington, NJ
 

Dr. Kimberly Brown practices optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
17 Academy Street
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Feinstein practices optometry (primary eye care) in Newark, NJ and Union, NJ. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1767 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Arthur Friedman practices optometry (primary eye care) in Union, NJ. Dr. Friedman's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
399 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, NJ
 

Dr. Marissa Israel's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Israel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
319 Orange Road
Montclair, NJ
 

Dr. Tanya Carter is an optometrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Carter is 3.5 stars out of 5. She 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
414 Eagle Rock Avenue; Suite 206a
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Eagle works as an optometrist in West Orange, NJ. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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
900 Stuyvesant Avenue
Union, NJ
 

Dr. Yelena Maryams specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Union, NJ. 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
64 Ridge Road
North Arlington, NJ
 

Dr. Marc Wiener's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). 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
520 Westield Avenue; 106
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sagalow works as an optometrist. Dr. Sagalow's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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
500 Springfield Avenue
Newark, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Narkaus is an optometrist. 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
385 Tremont Avenue
East Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Stacey Keppol specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
651 Kapkowski Road; Suite 1236
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Teresa Vigario works as an optometrist in Elizabeth, NJ. The average patient rating for Dr. Vigario is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network 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
230 W Jersey Street; Suite 201
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Gordon specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Elizabeth, NJ. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gordon honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
230 W Jersey Street; Suite 201
Elizabeth, NJ
 

Dr. Julienne Walker practices optometry (primary eye care) in Elizabeth, NJ. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.