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Specializes in Optometry
37 Bovet Road
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Marcie Arnesty's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Arnesty is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Marta Banh works as an optometrist in San Francisco, CA, Daly City, CA, and Half Moon Bay, CA. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Banh is professionally affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
419 Eccles Avenue
South San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Letitia Lii's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Lii honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
711 Kains Avenue
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Aller's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). The average patient rating for Dr. Aller is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aller 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 is an optometrist. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Suzanne Quo works as an optometrist. Dr. Quo is an in-network provider 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). She honors 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 practices optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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

Dr. Michael Chew specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
3162 Campus Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Collom's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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

Dr. Stephen Kelly practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kelly has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Faye Yap-Katzman's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes 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's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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

Dr. Sandra Cheng practices optometry (primary eye care) in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Cheng accepts 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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Carson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
194 Hillsdale Mall
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. William Steiner's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Steiner accepts 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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