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Specializes in Ophthalmology, Optometry
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 506
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Edelstein practices ophthalmology (eye disease) in Lynwood, CA and Downey, CA. Dr. Edelstein's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cataract Surgery with Intraocular Lens Implantation

Thu Trang Koeler
Specializes in Optometry
3705 E South Street
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Thu Koeler's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Koeler speaks Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Optometry
12401 Washington Boulevard; #100
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Hinds is an optometrist in La Habra, CA and Whittier, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hinds honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Optometry
11245 E Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. David Ardaya's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Ardaya speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Optometry
10305 1/2 Lakewood Boulevard
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Richard Stanley practices optometry (primary eye care) in Downey, CA. He honors Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
11245 E Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. David Golden specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Golden speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
4476 Tweedy Boulevard
South Gate, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Watanabe is an optometrist in South Gate, CA. Dr. Watanabe takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
13310 Telegraph Road
Santa Fe Springs, CA
 

Dr. Jaclynne Magno-Choi's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry
5026 Passons Boulevard; Suite B
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Liza Dimaranan-Jones practices optometry (primary eye care) in Pico Rivera, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
14329 Woodruff Avenue; Suite E
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Huang is an optometrist in Bellflower, CA. Dr. Huang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5825 Bonfair Avenue
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Shana Aguilar is an optometrist. Dr. Aguilar honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
10949 Alondra Boulevard
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ciampa practices pediatric optometry. Dr. Ciampa has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
318 E Compton
Compton, CA
 

Dr. Sara Hariri practices optometry (primary eye care) in Compton, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
16816 Clark Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Eric Ikeda's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patient reviews placed Dr. Ikeda at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
9333 Rosecrans Avenue
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Nam Ly is an optometrist in Bellflower, CA. He honors Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
318 E Compton Boulevard
Compton, CA
 

Dr. Jay Messinger is an optometrist. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as 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.