We found 7 optometrists who accept United Healthcare near Weslaco, TX.

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Specializes in Optometry
1506 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Rios' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
310 North Salinas Boulevard
Donna, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Guillen's area of specialization is pediatric optometry. 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
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Cassandra Cavazos works as an optometrist in Weslaco, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
415 S Airport Drive; Suite H
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Rodriguez works as an optometrist in Weslaco, TX. He honors 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
601 E Expressway; 83 Ste 100b
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Chang's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Chang 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
325 W 3rd Street
Mercedes, TX
 

Dr. Lora Martinez practices optometry (primary eye care) in Mercedes, TX. She accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1519 E 6th Street
Weslaco, TX
 

Dr. Terry Taylor's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Taylor is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, 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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