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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. Patients rated Dr. Liu highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass contact lenses. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Liu is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese.

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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 in San Diego, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodwin takes. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Grace Buenaventura's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Buenaventura is especially interested in contact lenses. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She is accepting 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). She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Joe is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Dr. Joe is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Joyce Medina specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Medina has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michael Matthews is an optometrist in Fairfield, CA and San Diego, CA. Patients rated Dr. Matthews highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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 is an optometrist in San Diego, CA. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
5175 Waring Road
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Rosina Cullins practices optometry (primary eye care) in San Diego, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullins takes.

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

Dr. Stephen Moffett's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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). Dr. Manning accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Gustaf Gibson is an optometrist. He is in-network 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
5405 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Diane Yang works as an optometrist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yang honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Charles Harpur specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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Specializes in Optometry
3245 Sports Arena Boulevard
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Riolan Marbun works as an optometrist in San Diego, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Michele Shimozono practices optometry (primary eye care) 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 practices optometry (primary eye care) in San Diego, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Medicare and Kaiser Permanente.

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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.