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We found 171 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Flushing, NY.

Luz Maria Amaro-Quireza
Specializes in Optometry
1650 Selwyn Avenue; Suite 1c
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Luz Amaro-Quireza works as an optometrist. For her residency, Dr. Amaro-Quireza trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: seasonal allergies, electrophysiological (EP) study, and myopia (nearsightedness). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Vytra, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Amaro-Quireza (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Amaro-Quireza is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Seasonal Allergies, Blepharitis, Electrophysiological Study, Myopia, Astigmatism

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

Dr. Jing Cai is a pediatric optometrist in Fresh Meadows, NY. She is rated highly 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 accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
6545 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY
 

Dr. Jolie Kirtinitis-Turkmen is an optometrist in Glendale, NY. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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

Dr. Amy Chen is an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors.

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Erica Otoo
Specializes in Optometry
2300 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Erica Otoo is an optometrist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Otoo is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center.

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Vincente A Calderon
Specializes in Optometry
2742a E Tremont Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Vincente Calderon's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Calderon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Tracy Bildstein is an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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. Dr. Lopez 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry
6939 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY
 

Dr. Bradley Kaplan's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kaplan's average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. 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
600 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Corina Busuioc practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Busuioc honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Busuioc (or staff) speaks Romanian and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Francesca Kim
Specializes in Optometry
600 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Francesca Kim works as an optometrist. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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Alan M Vilinsky
Specializes in Optometry
210 E 161st Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Alan Vilinsky specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Bronx, NY. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vilinsky accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
87-87 Francis Lewis Boulevard
Queens Village, NY
 

Dr. Larah Alami practices optometry (primary eye care) in Queens Village, NY. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alami accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
17567 Hillside Avenue
Jamaica Est, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Kirkland specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kirkland accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
2318 31st Street; Suite #220
Astoria, NY
 

Dr. Anastasios Fokas practices optometry (primary eye care) in Astoria, NY. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fokas accepts.

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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.