We found 5 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near San Clemente, CA.

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Specializes in Optometry
638 Camino De Los Mares; A120
San Clemente, CA

Dr. Mi-Jin Lim practices optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
224 Avenida Del Mar; Suite A
San Clemente, CA

Dr. David Nota's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
33965 Calle La Primavera
Dana Point, CA

Dr. Ashley Kettler's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
Average rating 4.42 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
806 Avenida Pico; Suite H
San Clemente, CA

Dr. Rick Abelson specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Abelson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abelson takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
32241 Camino Capistrano; A
San Juan Capistrano, CA

Dr. Joseph Heinrich's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Heinrich takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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