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We found 8 optometrists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Elizabethton, TN.

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Specializes in Optometry
1001 Over Mountain Drive
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. Michael Redus practices optometry (primary eye care) in Elizabethton, TN. Dr. Redus accepts 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
210 Rogosin Drive
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. Tammy Holsclaw-Jones practices optometry (primary eye care) in Elizabethton, TN. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She 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
321 E Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. Zachary Pumphrey practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Pumphrey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
629 Broad Street
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. Ashley Baker works as an optometrist in Elizabethton, TN. Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for 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
629 Broad Street
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. John Holland is an optometrist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
114 S Sycamore Street
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. Robert Sams works as an optometrist in Elizabethton, TN. 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
321 E Elk Avenue
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. David Mills works as an optometrist in Elizabethton, TN. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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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Specializes in Optometry
629 Broad Street
Elizabethton, TN
 

Dr. Randal Rabon is an optometrist. He accepts 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.