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We found 14 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near Columbia, SC.

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Specializes in Optometry
5420 Forest Drive
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Michelle Davidson specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Davidson 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
1326 Bush River Road
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Mohamed Bharadia specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Columbia, SC. Dr. Bharadia honors 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
2757 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Philip Flynn'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. Flynn takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
7520 Garners Ferry Road
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Evan Brinton practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
600 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC
 

Dr. Julianne Kleckley specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kleckley 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
1620 Browning Road
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Gary White practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. White takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1513 Gregg Street
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Kendria Cartledge practices optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cartledge accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
600 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC
 

Dr. Ronald Morris' 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. Morris takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
7367 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. James Grant's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Grant 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
600 Knox Abbott Drive
Cayce, SC
 

Dr. Marvin Efron practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Efron honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
119 Latonea Drive
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. William Ahders is an optometrist. Dr. Ahders 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
119 Latonea Drive
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Sara Shockney specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Columbia, SC. 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
2757 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Henry Miller's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Miller honors 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
5580 Forest Drive; Suite 118
Columbia, SC
 

Dr. Michael Desautels specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Columbia, SC. Dr. Desautels honors 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.