We found 13 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Johnson City, TN.

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Specializes in Optometry
Corner of Lamont Street and Veterans Way
Mountain Home, TN
 

Dr. Zachary Pumphrey's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pumphrey is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
215 W Watauga Avenue
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. William Pike is an optometrist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2306 Knob Creek Road; Suite 106
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Samuel Cox's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for 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
1207 N Roan Street
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Dana Grist's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts 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
2306 Knob Creek Road; #106
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Kathyrn Bohlman's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
119 Boone Ridge Drive; Suite 101
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Michael Keith's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Keith takes 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
302 Sunset Drive; Suite 109
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Angela Patteson's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
2829 E Oakland Avenue; Suite 1
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Andrew Schwichtenberg's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
119 Boone Ridge Drive; Suite 101
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Gregory Keith's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors 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
2915 W Market Street
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Rebecca Meek works as an optometrist. Dr. Meek is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
302 Sunset Drive; Suite 109
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Richard Rosenberg's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). 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
3060 Franklin Terrace
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Christina Kennedy practices optometry (primary eye care) in Johnson City, TN. She 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 Optometry
3060 Franklin Terrace
Johnson City, TN
 

Dr. Benjamin Lawrence is an optometrist. Dr. Lawrence accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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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