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We found 6 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Multi-State Plans near Somerset, PA.

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Specializes in Optometry
110 Revco Road
Somerset, PA
 

Dr. Joe Woodley practices optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
268 W Union Street
Somerset, PA
 

Dr. Gregory Bittner specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
134 W Main Street
Somerset, PA
 

Dr. Antoinette Botti is an optometrist in Somerset, PA. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
110 Revco Road
Somerset, PA
 

Dr. Stuart Neft practices optometry (primary eye care) in Somerset, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neft honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
209 W Union Street
Somerset, PA
 

Dr. Richard Irwin works as an optometrist in Somerset, PA. 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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Specializes in Optometry
2028 N Center Avenue
Somerset, PA
 

Dr. Richard Stephenson works as an optometrist. Dr. Stephenson is an in-network provider 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.