We found 8 optometrists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Myrtle Beach, SC.

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Specializes in Optometry
1946 10th Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dr. Diana James' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. James honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
Average rating 4.18 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1946 10th Avenue N
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dr. Benjamin Bittner's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bittner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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
2751 Beaver Run Boulevard; Suite C
Surfside Beach, SC

Dr. Stuart Creson practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Creson is an in-network provider for 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
3381 Phillis Boulevard
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dr. James Caruso's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Caruso is an in-network provider for 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
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
2702 N Kings Highway
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dr. Susan Holt specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Myrtle Beach, SC. She honors 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
1021 Oak Forest Lane
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dr. Anthony Lowe practices optometry (primary eye care). He is affiliated with Charleston VA Medical Center. He 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
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
540 Seaboard Street
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dr. Jason Siegmund works as an optometrist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegmund takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
2000 Coastal Grand Circle; Space 515
Myrtle Beach, SC

Dr. Richard Brooks specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Brooks honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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