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Thomas M Scaramuzza OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN
(952) 993-3150; (952) 993-3123

Dr. Thomas Scaramuzza works as an optometrist. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Scaramuzza is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: My practice is general Optometry and I examine school age children and adults of any age.

Jean M Tass OD
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150; (320) 629-7262

Dr. Jean Tass works as a pediatric optometrist. Dr. Tass is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in diabetes and glaucoma. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: glaucoma, diabetes

Dr. Tyler J Johnson OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150

Dr. Tyler Johnson works as an optometrist in Saint Louis Park, MN and Burnsville, MN. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: I enjoy providing primary eye care to all ages with a special interest in treatments of glaucoma ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven J Hepokoski MD, OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150

Dr. Steven Hepokoski is an optometry (primary eye care) specialist in Saint Louis Park, MN and Maple Grove, MN. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Family eye care, from toddlers to seniors.

Roger Lee Parlanti OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150; (952) 993-6450

Dr. Roger Parlanti's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Parlanti accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: General primary eye care

Jason Gerard Jedlicka OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5137 Gus Young Lane
Edina, MN
(952) 475-3787; (952) 641-6226

Dr. Jason Jedlicka's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Eye exams Contact Lenses Eye glasses Bifocal Contact lenses Scleral Contact lenses

Mark L Edson OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care), Primary Care
2001 Blaisdell Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
(952) 993-8000; (952) 993-3150

Dr. Mark Edson is a primary care doctor and optometrist in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Edson is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Karl James Bakken OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150

Dr. Karl Bakken practices optometry (primary eye care) in Saint Louis Park, MN and Maple Grove, MN. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Bakken's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Eye Care for the entire family.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4000 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN

Dr. Sharon Wolff practices optometry (primary eye care) in Columbia Heights, MN. Her clinical interests include eye exam. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wolff is professionally affiliated with Fairview Health Services.

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Clinical interests: Eye exams, Contact lens fittings, Ocular health

Christine M Kroll OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150

Dr. Christine Kroll works as an optometrist in Burnsville, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. Dr. Kroll is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1605 County Road C W
Roseville, MN
(651) 631-8112

Dr. Eric Tyler is an optometrist in Roseville, MN and Winona, MN. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5.

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Charles J Dorland OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care), Primary Care
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-4500; (952) 993-3150

Dr. Charles Dorland's specialties are primary care and optometry (primary eye care). He is especially interested in contact lenses. Dr. Dorland is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: contact lenses

Sara Jo Downes OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
420 Delaware Street Se Clinic 9a; MMC493
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 365-8350; (612) 625-4400

Dr. Sara Downes works as an optometrist in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Downes's clinical interests include strabismus and contact lenses. She is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Optometry, Strabismus, Contact Lenses, Dry Eye

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
710 E 24th Street; Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 813-3600

Dr. Ahmad Fahmy's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
2356 University Avenue W; Suite 260
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 645-8124

Dr. Stacey Broecker's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Broecker takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
410 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 624-2134

Dr. Sue Woo's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes 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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