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We found 11 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Basic 103, a Multi-State Plan near Waco, TX.

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Specializes in Optometry
6001 W Waco Drive; Suite 610
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Melinda Johnson works as an optometrist. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1521 North Interstate Highway 35
Bellmead, TX
 

Dr. Carrie Divin is an optometrist in Bellmead, TX. Dr. Divin 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
2301 E Waco Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. David Fram's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Fram average 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1215 Lake Air Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Spencer Moore works as an optometrist. He is in-network 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
4320 Franklin Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Hung Nguyen practices optometry (primary eye care) in Waco, TX. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for 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
6001 W Waco Drive; Suite 300
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Lisa Cantrell's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cantrell accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
6001 W Waco Drive; Suite 106
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Puntney practices optometry (primary eye care) in Waco, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
3713 Franklin Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Salganik's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Salganik honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
533 Westview Village
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Clarence Widmann's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Widmann accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
600 Hewitt Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Travis Loven specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5201 Bosque Boulevard; #220
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Long Do practices optometry (primary eye care) in Waco, TX. 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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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.