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We found 370 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). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ogiste is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Ogiste (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Ogiste 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) and practices in New York, NY. Dr. Wang (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and French. Dr. Wang has a special interest in glasses and contact lenses. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Glasses, Contact Lenses

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

Dr. Jason Chen's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Karina Conlin's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Clinical interests for Dr. Conlin include glasses, astigmatism, and blepharitis. Dr. Conlin is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Vytra, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Nova Southeastern University for her residency. Dr. Conlin is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is open to 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
33 W 42nd Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Joy Harewood is an optometrist in Staten Island, NY and New York, NY. Dr. Harewood takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Elderplan, and more. She is 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 works as an optometrist. She is an in-network provider 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 area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as 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 is an optometrist in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include contact lenses. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She 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 practices optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She 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's specialty is pediatric optometry. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cai takes. Dr. Cai 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 works as an optometrist. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fabrykowski's office for an appointment. In addition to English, Dr. Fabrykowski (or staff) speaks French and Polish.

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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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Tracy Bildstein works as an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bildstein accepts.

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

Dr. Gregory Lopez is an optometrist in Elmhurst, NY and Rego Park, NY. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Lopez speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Scott Richter works as an optometrist. He is affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Richter honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
314 Livingston Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Eric Orava's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.