We found 8 optometrists who accept United Healthcare near Venice, FL.

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Specializes in Optometry
4150 Tamiami Trail S
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Amy Ragozzino's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Ragozzino accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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James Richard Lenhart
Specializes in Optometry
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. James Lenhart's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Lenhart has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
250 S. Tamiami Trail; Suite 103
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Rubin is an optometrist. Patients rated Dr. Rubin highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1219 Jacaranda Boulevard
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Robert Daddario's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Daddario honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1435 E Venice Avenue; Suite 110
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Black works as an optometrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Black is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Black is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Scott A Stevens
Specializes in Optometry
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Scott Stevens' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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David Paul Mertzlufft
Specializes in Optometry
1360 E Venice Avenue
Venice, FL
 

Dr. David Mertzlufft's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4171 S Tamiami Tr; #34
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Elliott Stupp specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Venice, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stupp accepts.

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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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