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We found 12 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Saratoga Springs, NY.

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Specializes in Optometry
414 Maple Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Brenda Dobie is 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
235 Washington Street; Suite #1
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Eric Carson is an optometrist in Saratoga Springs, NY. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carson honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
206 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Gerald Mattison works as an optometrist in Saratoga Springs, 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 Optometry
170 S Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Chad Vaughn is an optometrist. Dr. Vaughn honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
206 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Amanda Solar practices optometry (primary eye care). She 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 Optometry
206 Lake Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. David Rojek's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rojek takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
Wilson Square 3039 Route 50; Empire Vision Centers
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. David Garfinkel specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Saratoga Springs, NY. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
3039 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Stephen Chambers' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). 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 Optometry
3039 Route 50; Empire Vision Centers
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Leonard Goldstein practices optometry (primary eye care) in Saratoga Springs, NY. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
3039 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Robert Silverman works as an optometrist. He 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
254 Church Street; Suite #1
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Maureen Sienko practices optometry (primary eye care). She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
3039 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY
 

Dr. Stacey Ritz practices optometry (primary eye care) in Saratoga Springs, NY. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ritz 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.