We found 11 optometrists who accept Anthem near Chico, CA.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
605 W East Avenue
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Steven Warne works as an optometrist. Dr. Warne is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
2109 Forest Avenue; Suite 50
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Edward Lim works as an optometrist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 4.9 stars (5 ratings)
605 W East Avenue
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Marina Rocchi practices optometry (primary eye care) in Chico, CA. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
2109 Forest Avenue; Suite 50
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Randall Watkins specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Chico, CA. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
2565 Ceanothus Avenue; #155
Chico, CA
 

Dr. David Clarke's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clarke honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
2109 Forest Avenue; Suite 50
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Obbie Pennington specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 2.25 stars (1 rating)
119 Yellowstone Drive
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Myers' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 4 stars (2 ratings)
119 Yellowstone Drive
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Amy Spanfelner is an optometrist in Chico, CA. Dr. Spanfelner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
2565 Ceanothus Avenue; Suite 155
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Johnston's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
2565 Ceanothus Avenue
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Anna Griffith specializes in pediatric optometry and practices in Chico, CA. Dr. Griffith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 3.33 stars (6 ratings)
680 Rio Lindo Avenue; Suite 20
Chico, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Laskey's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Laskey average 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laskey takes.

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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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