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We found 6 optometrists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 near Mission, TX.

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Specializes in Optometry
1506 E Griffin Parkway
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Gandy's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1506 E Griffin Parkway
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Salvador Alcantar specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Mission, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
1300 S Bryan Road; Suite 105
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Juan Barajas specializes in pediatric optometry and practices in Mission, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barajas honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
1506 E Griffin Parkway
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Pham specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Mission, TX. Dr. Pham takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Optometry
1506 E Griffin Parkway
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Larsen works as an optometrist in Mission, TX. He honors 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
2705 Rosalinda Street
Mission, TX
 

Dr. Marina Villalobos' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She honors 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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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.