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We found 12 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near Vienna, WV.

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Specializes in General Practice, Optometry
1500 Grand Central Avenue; Suite 112
Vienna, WV
 

Dr. Douglas Ritchie specializes in general practice and optometry (primary eye care). He studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ritchie takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
1500 Grand Central Avenue; Suite 112
Vienna, WV
 

Dr. Jill Showalter works as an optometrist. She 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
2653 Grand Central Avenue
Vienna, WV
 

Dr. Charles Welshans specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Vienna, WV. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
418 Grand Park Drive; Suite 315
Parkersburg, WV
 

Dr. Matthew Ingram's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He 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
402 Avery Street
Parkersburg, WV
 

Dr. Deanna Jackson is an optometrist in Parkersburg, WV. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
244 Grand Central Mall
Vienna, WV
 

Dr. Carrie Stephens specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Vienna, WV. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephens accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
2201 Washington Boulevard
Belpre, OH
 

Dr. Christopher Stanwick specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Belpre, OH. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2905 Emerson Avenue
Parkersburg, WV
 

Dr. Jerry Lantz is an optometrist. Dr. Lantz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
900 Grand Central Avenue; Suite C
Vienna, WV
 

Dr. Joey Weaver works as an optometrist in Vienna, WV. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
402 Avery Street
Parkersburg, WV
 

Dr. Scott Lauer specializes in optometry (primary eye care). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
402 Avery Street
Parkersburg, WV
 

Dr. Vicki Lauer works as an optometrist in Parkersburg, WV. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
701 Grand Central Avenue
Vienna, WV
 

Dr. John Stavrakis' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts 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.