We found 4 optometrists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Blue Advantage near Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Dr Michael Thomas Bywater OD
Specializes in Optometry
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
216 Route 299; Suite 4
Highland, NY

Dr. Michael Bywater's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
Average rating 4.66 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
301 Manchester Road
Poughkeepsie, NY

Dr. Chad Lewick practices optometry (primary eye care). His average rating from his patients is 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. Lewick takes.

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Melvin Munoz Guzman OD
Specializes in Optometry
23 Davis Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY

Dr. Melvin Munoz-Guzman practices optometry (primary eye care). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Munoz-Guzman honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Optometry
301 Manchester Road; Suite 103
Poughkeepsie, NY

Dr. Christopher Murnin is an optometrist in Poughkeepsie, NY. Dr. Murnin honors 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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