We found 8 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Knoxville, TN.

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Specializes in Optometry
4722 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Michael Allee is an optometrist. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He 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
1124 E Weisgarber Road
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Gregory Everett's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
3016 Sanders Drive
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. John Tumblin's medical specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He takes 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
3001 Knoxville Center Drive; Suite 2294
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Heather West'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. West honors.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
3051 Kinzel Way
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Mathew Turner practices pediatric optometry. Patient reviews placed Dr. Turner at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turner accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
715 Callahan Drive
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. David Patton works as an optometrist in Knoxville, TN. 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
3001 Knoxville Center Drive; Suite 1290
Knoxville, TN
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
2920 Knoxville Center Drive
Knoxville, TN
 

Dr. Sabina Ahmed's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Ahmed 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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