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We found 23 optometrists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Providence, RI.

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Specializes in Optometry
55 Dorrance Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Earle Scharff is an optometrist in Providence, RI. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
830 Chalkstone Avenue
Providence, RI
 

Dr. John Sellechio's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Providence VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
1404 Atwood Avenue
Johnston, RI
 

Dr. Michelle Lewis is an optometrist in Johnston, RI. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1524 Atwood Ave 240
Johnston, RI
 

Dr. Arthur Corvese practices optometry (primary eye care) in Johnston, RI. Patient reviews placed Dr. Corvese at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 Pediatric Optometry
400 Warren Avenue
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. George Brown works as a pediatric optometrist in East Providence, RI. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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
1970 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. John Corvese is an optometrist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Corvese 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
780 North Main Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Carl Corrow's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). 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
1 Hoppin Street; Suite 202
Providence, RI
 

Dr. Sherry Audycki's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Audycki 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
1875 Mineral Spring Avenue; Optometric Providers of Rhode Island, Inc
N Providence, RI
 

Dr. Suchita Thakkar works as an optometrist in North Providence, RI. Dr. Thakkar 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
2728 Pawt Avenue
East Prov, RI
 

Dr. Thomas Antonian works as an optometrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Antonian is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1875 Mineral Spring Avenue; Optometric Providers of Rhode Island, Inc
North Providence, RI
 

Dr. Sherri Blennerhassett practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Blennerhassett 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
950 Reservoir Avenue
Cranston, RI
 

Dr. Harvey Rappoport specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Cranston, RI. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
2728 Pawtucket Avenue
East Providence, RI
 

Dr. Lyn-Marie Behmke is an optometrist. Dr. Behmke is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Behmke accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
891 Westminster Street
Providence, RI
 

Dr. John Leffers is an optometrist in Providence, RI. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1875 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, RI
 

Dr. Brittany Silvia's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider 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
751 Fall River Avenue; Unit 4
Seekonk, MA
 

Dr. Oscar Ni works as an optometrist. 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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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.