We found 22 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Sioux Falls, SD.

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Angela J Merron
Specializes in Optometry
1621 S Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Angela Merron practices optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with Sanford Health. Dr. Merron honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. She has an open panel. She has received professional recognition including the following: Beta Sigma Kappa International Optometric Honor Society.

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Specializes in Optometry
5012 S Bur Oak Place
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Robert Haeder'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 Optometry
2210 W 69th Street; Suite 160
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Meghan Montreal specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Montreal takes 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
2501 W. 22nd Street; Po Box 5046
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Shane Hartman practices optometry (primary eye care). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartman accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
3209 S Louise Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Joshua Tims' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He takes 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
106 W 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Angela Gulbranson works as an optometrist. Patients gave Dr. Gulbranson an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gulbranson takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
5129 S Western Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Brandy Morrow's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
5012 S Bur Oak Place
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Vance Ankrum is an optometrist in Sioux Falls, SD. 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
5012 S Bur Oak Place
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Jeffrey Oakland works as an optometrist. He 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
3501 W 41st Street; Suite 110b
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Ryan Ellwein works as an optometrist in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Ellwein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
510 W Empire Mall
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Jennifer Hupke practices optometry (primary eye care) in Sioux Falls, SD. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hupke accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
3700 S Grange Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Rebecca Franey's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave Dr. Franey an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
106 W 69th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Ashley Gentrup specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gentrup honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
5012 S Bur Oak Place
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Paul Sampson practices optometry (primary eye care) in Sioux Falls, SD. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5118 W 26th Street
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Kevin Crouch specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
2414 S Louise Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
 

Dr. Kendra Ott is an optometrist. Patient ratings for Dr. Ott average 4.5 stars out of 5. 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.
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