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Dr. Jane Goodwin OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
(619) 466-1560; (619) 446-1560

Dr. Jane Goodwin practices optometry (primary eye care). AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodwin honors. Dr. Goodwin is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Grace Buenaventura OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
300 Fir Street
San Diego, CA
(619) 446-1560

Dr. Grace Buenaventura's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Buenaventura has indicated that her clinical interests include contact lenses. She is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. She honors AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Buenaventura welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Laser Vision Correction Surgery

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5175 Waring Road
San Diego, CA
(619) 583-1000

Dr. Rosina Cullins works as an optometrist in San Diego, CA. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Branch Medical Clinic Nas North Island
San Diego, CA
(619) 545-4264

Dr. Ryan Manning specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
7565 Mission Valley Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
(858) 554-7996; (619) 245-2350

Dr. Sharon Joe is an optometrist. She is affiliated with Scripps Clinic Medical Group and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Optometry

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4647 Zion Avenue
San Diego, CA
(619) 528-5000

Dr. Michele Shimozono's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Shimozono is affiliated with Southern California Permanente Medical Group.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4405 Vandever Avenue
San Diego, CA

Dr. Jean Mengoli's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with Southern California Permanente Medical Group. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1021 Isabella Avenue
Coronado, CA
(619) 437-4461

Dr. John Kohler's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kohler is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
7007 Friars Road; Suite 667A
San Diego, CA
(619) 295-2900; (619) 542-1794

Dr. Henry Lin specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in El Centro, CA and San Diego, CA. He honors Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Stephen Chinn
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
2811 University Avenue; Suite C
San Diego, CA
(619) 280-0664

Dr. Stephen Chinn's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
34520 Bob Wilson Drive; Suite 203
San Diego, CA
(619) 532-5840

Dr. Gustaf Gibson's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
200 West Arbor Drive; MC 8201
San Diego, CA
(858) 534-6290

Dr. Jessica Tasto works as an optometrist in San Diego, CA. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4029 43rd Street; Suite 300
San Diego, CA
(619) 284-3937

Dr. Jasmine Nguyen specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She honors Medicare insurance.

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Susie Lee Lim OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
610 Euclid Avenue; Suite 302
National City, CA
(619) 472-1010

Dr. Susie Lim's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Lim is professionally affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4475 University Avenue
San Diego, CA
(619) 521-2020

Dr. Leslie Chen's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Chen accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3945 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA
(619) 295-4194

Dr. Michael Kling specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kling accepts 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 in general they cannot perform surgery or prescribe medication. However, optometrists can diagnose diseases of the eye and prescribe vision therapy, certain eye-related 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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