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

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Specializes in Optometry
475 State Route 17m
Monroe, NY
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
2877 Rt.94
Blooming Grove, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Battiato specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Blooming Grove, NY. Patient reviews placed Dr. Battiato at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors 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
371 State Route 17m
Monroe, NY
 

Dr. Seth Schulman works as an optometrist in Monroe, NY. Dr. Schulman accepts 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
9 Carriage Hill Court
Monroe, NY
 

Dr. Aaron Punim's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He 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 Pediatric Optometry
371 State Route 17m; Suite 3
Monroe, NY
 

Dr. Jesse Blattstein works as a pediatric optometrist in Monroe, NY. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.