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We found 16 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Troy, NY.

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Specializes in Optometry
2222 6th Avenue
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Kelly Primeau specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Troy, NY. 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
3 Atrium Drive; Suite 100
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Heather Deere specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Albany, NY. Dr. Deere is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
42 3rd Street
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Stephanie Graziani is an optometrist. Dr. Graziani honors 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
91 Mohawk Street
Cohoes, NY
 

Dr. William Leahey practices optometry (primary eye care). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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
24 Century Hill Drive; Suite 601
Latham, NY
 

Dr. Julie Ann Bonanni practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bonanni honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2222 6th Avenue
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Erik Ebbing's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Ebbing accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1009 Central Avenue; Empire Vision Centers
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Donna Lewandowski is an optometrist in Albany, NY. She 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
758 Hoosick Road; Walmart Plaza Empire Vision Centers
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Andrew Gutmaker's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
971 Central Avenue
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Neal Kramer works as an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kramer accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
42 3rd Street
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Jason Ogonowski practices optometry (primary eye care) in Troy, NY. Dr. Ogonowski is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Optometry
560 Troy Schenectady Road; Empire Vision Centers
Latham, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Sheldon's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
711 Troy Schenectady Road; Northeast Eye Center Suite 109
Latham, NY
 

Dr. Alice Bade's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bade 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
760 Hoosick Road
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Michael Brehm's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1009 Central Avenue; Empire Vision Centers
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Marina Grinshpan works as an optometrist in Albany, NY. She 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
1009 Central Avenue; Empire Vision Centers
Albany, NY
 

Dr. Amnon Baron's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
451 Hoosick Street
Troy, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Dobrodziej's area of specialization is pediatric optometry. 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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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.