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We found 241 optometrists near San Francisco, CA.

Joyce Ing-Li Hsieh
Specializes in Optometry
400 Parnassus Avenue; Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Hsieh works as an optometrist. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsieh's residency was performed at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. Dr. Hsieh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Premilla Banwait
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
1825 Fourth Street, Fifth Floor; Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Premilla Banwait practices pediatric optometry. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Banwait's training includes a residency program at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
400 Parnassus Avenue; Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Wai-Ling Wong practices optometry (primary eye care) in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Wong is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Roland Jung
Specializes in Optometry
400 Parnassus Avenue; Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Roland Jung works as an optometrist in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in eye problems. Dr. Jung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
611 Broadway
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Avon Kwong's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Jane Kuo
Specializes in Optometry
533 Parnassus Avenue; Suite U519
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Jane Kuo practices optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Kuo is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Marta Banh is an optometrist in San Francisco, CA, Daly City, CA, and Half Moon Bay, CA. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
1635 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Susy Vrouvas specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Vrouvas takes Chinese Community Health Plan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4 Embarcadero Center; Lobby Level
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Oboesi Avery's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Avery 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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Daphne Chan
Specializes in Optometry
400 Parnassus Avenue; Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Daphne Chan specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Chan accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare.

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Specializes in Optometry
900 Bush Street; 220
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Faiza Vipul's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Vipul is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
400 Parnassus Avenue; Seventh Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Truyet Tran specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in San Francisco, CA. She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She trained at Portland VA Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Tran accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Nancy Wong
Specializes in Optometry
611 Broadway
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wong specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in San Bruno, CA and San Francisco, CA. Community Eye Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Superior Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. She speaks Chinese. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
326 Westlake Center
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Rosanna Chen specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Katherine Hiromi Morioka
Specializes in Optometry
530 Bush Street; Suite 101
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Morioka is an optometrist in San Francisco, CA. She is an in-network provider 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
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Gilbreath works as an optometrist in Ukiah, CA and San Francisco, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gilbreath is affiliated with San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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.