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Specializes in Optometry
37 Bovet Road
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Marcie Arnesty specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated Dr. Arnesty highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Marta Banh specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
419 Eccles Avenue
South San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Letitia Lii practices optometry (primary eye care) in South San Francisco, CA. She honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Thomas A Aller
Specializes in Optometry
711 Kains Avenue
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Aller works as an optometrist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1100 Park Place; Suite 10
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jocelyn Pang's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Pang is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 235
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Quo works as an optometrist in Burlingame, CA. She is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
939 Edgewater Boulevard; Suite C
Foster City, CA
 

Dr. Reina Yuan's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Yuan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
395 Hickey Boulevard
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Alice Azus' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
101 South San Mateo Drive; Suite 310
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Sandra Cheng's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 200
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Carson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Carson's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1121 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Chew's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chew accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
3162 Campus Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Collom specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in San Mateo, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
851 Cherry Avenue; Bayhill Center #25
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Kelly practices optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Kelly average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Specializes in Optometry
390 El Camino Real; Suite J
Belmont, CA
 

Dr. Faye Yap-Katzman is an optometrist. She is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 225
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Mary Ellen Bailey works as an optometrist in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Bailey accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
194 Hillsdale Mall
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. William Steiner practices optometry (primary eye care). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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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