We found 369 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 is a specialist in ophthalmology (eye disease) and optometry (primary eye care). She works in New York, NY. Dr. Ogiste (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ogiste completed her residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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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 in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Grace Wang specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Wang has a special interest in glasses and contact lenses. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Contact Lenses

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

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

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

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Specializes in Optometry
6545 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY
 

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

Dr. Amy Chen practices optometry (primary eye care) in Flushing, NY. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Michelle Lee's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include contact lenses. She is in-network for Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is professionally 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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in New York, NY, Bronx, NY, and Hartsdale, NY. Dr. Otoo is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. 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
33 W 42nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joy Harewood's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Harewood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Elderplan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Marta Fabrykowski practices optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fabrykowski (or staff) is conversant in French and Polish. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jaclyn Bruno is an optometrist in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. She is affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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. Patients gave Dr. Cai an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cai honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Tracy Nguyen practices optometry (primary eye care). 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
40-28 82nd Street
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Gregory Lopez practices optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Richter practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Richter is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
314 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eric Orava's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Orava welcomes 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.