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Specializes in Optometry
171 C Avenue; Suite B
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Craig Liu is an optometrist in La Mesa, CA and Coronado, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in contact lenses. Dr. Liu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Liu's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses

Jane D Goodwin
Specializes in Optometry
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jane Goodwin is an optometrist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goodwin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She has an open panel.

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Grace Buenaventura
Specializes in Optometry
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Grace Buenaventura works as an optometrist. Dr. Buenaventura is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Buenaventura include contact lenses. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Buenaventura is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Laser Treatment, Refractive Surgery, Contact Lenses

Sharon M Joe
Specializes in Optometry
7565 Mission Valley Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Joe specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Joe has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. She is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Joyce Benavides Benevides
Specializes in Optometry
1200 Highland Avenue
National City, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Medina works as an optometrist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
200 West Arbor Drive; Mc 8201
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jessica Tasto's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Tasto takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
5175 Waring Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rosina Cullins specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in San Diego, CA. Dr. Cullins takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Michael Stephen Matthews
Specializes in Optometry
3145 Rosecrans Street; Suite C
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michael Matthews' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Patient ratings for Dr. Matthews average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Matthews's office for an appointment.

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Stephen Joseph Moffett
Specializes in Optometry
1010 8th Street; Suite B
Coronado, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Moffett practices optometry (primary eye care). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Moffett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
Branch Medical Clinic Nas North Island
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Manning's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
5405 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Diane Yang's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
34520 Bob Wilson Drive; Suite 203
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Gustaf Gibson practices optometry (primary eye care) in San Diego, CA. He accepts 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
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Charles Harpur's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3245 Sports Arena Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Riolan Marbun is an optometrist in San Diego, CA. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Marbun has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michele Shimozono works as an optometrist in San Diego, CA. She takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
4405 Vandever Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jean Mengoli's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Mengoli accepts Medicare and Kaiser Permanente 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.