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We found 5 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic HMO near Shrewsbury, PA.

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Specializes in Optometry
14625 Mount Airy Road; Suite 109
Shrewsbury, PA
 

Dr. Lindsey Schaale's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
698 Shrewsbury Commons Avenue
Shrewsbury, PA
 

Dr. Richard Hunter's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunter takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
204 N Constitution Avenue
New Freedom, PA
 

Dr. John Kardos' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kardos honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
46 Water Street
Glen Rock, PA
 

Dr. Wayne Mundis is an optometrist in Glen Rock, PA. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
640 Shrewsbury Commons Avenue
Shrewsbury, PA
 

Dr. Brian Weaver works as an optometrist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.