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We found 7 optometrists who accept Humana Simplicity near Jacksboro, TN.

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Specializes in Optometry
2824 Appalachian Highway
Jacksboro, TN
 

Dr. Jill Browning's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Browning takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2523 Jacksboro Pike
Jacksboro, TN
 

Dr. Kevin Mysliwiec works as an optometrist in Jacksboro, TN. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2561 Jacksboro Pike
Jacksboro, TN
 

Dr. Andrew Howard's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Howard honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
2523 Jacksboro Pike
Jacksboro, TN
 

Dr. Sandy Mysliwiec works as an optometrist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2145 Jacksboro Pike
Lafollette, TN
 

Dr. Melissa Pfeffer is an optometrist in La Follette, TN. Dr. Pfeffer is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2561 Jacksboro Pike
Jacksboro, TN
 

Dr. Elizabeth Howard's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2561 Jacksboro Pike
Jacksboro, TN
 

Dr. Michelle Garrett is an optometrist in Jacksboro, TN. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.