We found 15 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near West Des Moines, IA.

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Specializes in Optometry
3945 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Goerke's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She 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
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Sara Khan's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1001 73rd Street
Windsor Heights, IA
 

Dr. Mark Bottelson practices optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2405 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Brian Haag's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Haag takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
12871 University Avenue; Suite 140
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Todd Pietig works as an optometrist. Dr. Pietig accepts 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
12871 University Avenue
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Heidi Bell is an optometrist in Clive, IA. Dr. Bell is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2001 Westown Parkway; Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joseph McAdams is an optometrist in West Des Moines, IA. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Mark Holmes' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holmes takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
2001 Westown Parkway; Suite 205
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Steven Aljets works as an optometrist in West Des Moines, IA. He is an in-network provider for 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
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Neil Silbermann is a medical specialist in optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for 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
6200 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Keaton Cornish practices optometry (primary eye care). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
12871 University Avenue; Suite 140
Clive, IA
 

Dr. Alaina Blake specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
7025 Hickman Road; Suite 1
Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Jane Wang works as an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
7205 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Patrick Gannon practices optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
2700 University Avenue; Suite 200
West Des Moines, IA
 

Dr. Joseph Donahue's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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