We found 5 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Choice near Hot Springs National Park, AR.

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Specializes in Optometry
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1540 Airport Road; Suite C
Hot Springs, AR

Dr. Annette Webb specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She 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
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
305 Section Line
Hot Springs, AR

Dr. Dale Burroughs specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Burroughs 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
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1827 Central Avenue
Hot Springs National Park, AR

Dr. Wallace Towle's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Towle accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
4019 Central Avenue
Hot Springs, AR

Dr. Robert Newton specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Hot Springs National Park, AR. 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
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1629 Airport Road; Suite C
Hot Springs, AR

Dr. Gregory Ramer's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to 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.
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