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We found 7 optometrists who accept Blue Choice Gold PPO 001 near Riverhead, NY.

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Specializes in Optometry
1333 E Main Street
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Bontempo practices optometry (primary eye care) in Riverhead, NY. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
887 Old Country Road; Suite G - K - L
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Williams practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
937 E Main Street
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Tami Lapp works as an optometrist. Dr. Lapp 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
887 Old Country Road; Suite K - L
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Williams works as an optometrist in Riverhead, NY. He 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
1333 E Main Street
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Seema Khanna's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Khanna 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
765 Old Country Road
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Jason Seligman specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Seligman is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
887 Old Country Road; Suite D
Riverhead, NY
 

Dr. Monika Murawska works as an optometrist in Riverhead, NY. She takes 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.