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We found 32 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage near Portsmouth, VA.

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Specializes in Optometry
549 E. Brambleton Avenue
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. John Weil practices optometry (primary eye care). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1521 Sams Circle
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. John Seago's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
812 Eden Way N
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. Christopher Fusco is an optometrist in Chesapeake, VA. Patient ratings for Dr. Fusco average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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
1232 W Little Ck Road
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Joel Zaba works as an optometrist in Virginia Beach, VA and Norfolk, VA. Dr. Zaba has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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
1128 Battlefield Boulevard N
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. Deborah Barnett practices optometry (primary eye care) in Chesapeake, VA. Dr. Barnett is rated highly by her patients. 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
1501 Sams Circle
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. Bi Jellenek practices optometry (primary eye care) in Chesapeake, VA. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jellenek honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
241 Corporate Boulevard; Suite 210
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Christopher Kuc's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kuc is in-network for 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
801 Poindexter Street; Suite 115
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. George Pegram's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
801 Volvo Parkway; Suite 133
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. James Miller's area of specialization is pediatric optometry. He takes 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
1098 Frederick Boulevard
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. Kristina Ramsey works as an optometrist in Portsmouth, VA. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
125 Janaf Shopping Center
Norfolk, VA
 

Dr. Kurt Devito practices optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
226 Fort Lane
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. James Cornetta's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Cornetta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
226 Fort Lane
Portsmouth, VA
 

Dr. William Damron works as an optometrist. Dr. Damron takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
6113 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Larry Ritter's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1401 Greenbrier Parkway; Suite 1156
Chesapeake, VA
 

Dr. Robert Resnick practices optometry (primary eye care). He 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
6113 Indian River Road
Virginia Beach, VA
 

Dr. Howard Ossen specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, 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.