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We found 372 optometrists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Elmhurst, NY.

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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
1783 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Estela Ogiste's areas of specialization are ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care); she sees patients in New York, NY. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Ogiste's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ogiste (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She welcomes new patients.

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Grace Y Wang
Specializes in Optometry
1305 York Avenue; 11th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Grace Wang's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). In her practice, she is particularly interested in glasses and contact lenses. Dr. Wang takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and French. She is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Contact Lenses

Karina Anne Conlin
Specializes in Optometry
880 Third Avenue; Cd Third Avenue Office
New York, NY
 

Dr. Karina Conlin's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Conlin's areas of expertise include the following: glasses, astigmatism, and blepharitis. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Conlin is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Blepharitis, Astigmatism, Contact Lenses, Presbyopia, Cornea ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Optometry
210 East 64th Street; Lhh - Department of Opthalmology
New York, NY
 

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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Specializes in Optometry
248 W 116th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Frank Steiminger's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Steiminger 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
33 W 42nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joy Harewood's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). AARP, MagnaCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harewood honors. Dr. Harewood is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry
6545 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY
 

Dr. Jolie Kirtinitis-Turkmen practices optometry (primary eye care) in Glendale, NY. She 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
14020 Sanford Avenue; Suite 1c
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Amy Chen's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Michelle N Lee
Specializes in Optometry
1305 York Avenue; 11th and 12th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michelle Lee's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She has a special interest in contact lenses. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses

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

Dr. Erica Otoo's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Jing Cai's specialty is pediatric optometry. The average patient rating for Dr. Cai is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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

Dr. Marta Fabrykowski specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in New York, NY. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Fabrykowski (or staff) speaks French and Polish. Dr. Fabrykowski is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
33 W 42nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tracy Nguyen's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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

Dr. Tracy Bildstein is an optometrist. Dr. Bildstein takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
40-28 82nd Street
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Lopez's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
33 West 42nd Street
New York City, NY
 

Dr. Scott Richter specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in New York, NY and Staten Island, NY. Dr. Richter is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richter accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.