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We found 5 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Monroe, NY.

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Specializes in Optometry
475 State Route 17m
Monroe, NY
 

Dr. Lawrence Miller's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is professionally affiliated with Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Miller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Vytra, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
2877 Rt.94
Blooming Grove, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Battiato practices optometry (primary eye care). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
371 State Route 17m
Monroe, NY
 

Dr. Seth Schulman practices optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schulman accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
9 Carriage Hill Court
Monroe, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Punim is an optometrist in Monroe, NY. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
371 State Route 17m; Suite 3
Monroe, NY
 

Dr. Jesse Blattstein's area of specialization is pediatric optometry. Dr. Blattstein 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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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.