We found 361 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Elmhurst, NY.

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Specializes in Optometry
210 East 64th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jason Chen's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Christopher J Lee, OD
Specializes in Optometry
210 East 64th Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Lee practices optometry (primary eye care) in New York, NY. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Lee's practice is open to new patients.

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Suzanne Walter Sherman
Specializes in Optometry
880 Third Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Suzanne Sherman practices optometry (primary eye care) in New York, NY. Dr. Sherman's areas of expertise consist of glasses, general care, and contact lenses. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and MagnaCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Sherman trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. Dr. Sherman is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, General Care, Vision Problems, Contact Lenses, Eye Problems, Cornea Problems

Specializes in Optometry
14020 Sanford Avenue; Suite 1c
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Amy Chen specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Chen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Erica Otoo
Specializes in Optometry
167 Lenox Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Erica Otoo practices optometry (primary eye care) in New York, NY, Bronx, NY, and Hartsdale, NY. 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. Dr. Otoo is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Jing J Cai
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
73-05 168th Street
Fresh Meadows, NY
 

Dr. Jing Cai works as a pediatric optometrist. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Cai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
6545 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY
 

Dr. Jolie Kirtinitis-Turkmen is an optometrist. Dr. Kirtinitis-Turkmen honors 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
33 W 42nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jaclyn Bruno works as an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Bruno is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Tracy Marie Bildstein
Specializes in Optometry
8268 164th Street
Jamaica, NY
 

Dr. Tracy Bildstein is an optometrist in Jamaica, NY. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Marta Christina Fabrykowski
Specializes in Optometry
210 E 64th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Marta Fabrykowski is an optometrist. Dr. Fabrykowski is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fabrykowski (or staff) speaks French and Polish. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
1680 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Siew Syn's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts 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
40-28 82nd Street
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Lopez specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
425 Madison Avenue; Suite 802
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Forgacs specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in New York, NY. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
96-20 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Puja Mehta practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Mehta is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
314 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eric Orava practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Orava honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
25 W 43rd Street; Suite 316
New York, NY
 

Dr. Charles Hollander is an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander takes.

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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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