We found 118 optometrists near Minneapolis, MN.

Thomas M Scaramuzza
Specializes in Optometry
3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard; Park Nicollet Clinic Slp
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Thomas Scaramuzza specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Shakopee, MN, Saint Louis Park, MN, and Chanhassen, MN. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Scaramuzza has an open panel.

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Tyler J Johnson
Specializes in Optometry
3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Tyler Johnson practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Johnson is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. His practice is open to new patients.

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Amy Renee Schultz
Specializes in Optometry
6500 Excelsior Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Amy Schultz's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Schultz is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She accepts Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Karl James Bakken
Specializes in Optometry
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Karl Bakken works as an optometrist in Saint Louis Park, MN and Maple Grove, MN. Dr. Bakken is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Devon Renee Gubbins
Specializes in Optometry
1 Veterans Drive
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Devon Gubbins practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gubbins completed her residency training at Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Her areas of expertise consist of diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and dry eyes. She honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Gubbins has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma

Dr. Steven J Hepokoski, MD
Specializes in Optometry
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Steven Hepokoski works as an optometrist. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Hepokoski accepts Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Roger Lee Parlanti
Specializes in Optometry
3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Roger Parlanti specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Parlanti honors Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Christine M Kroll
Specializes in Optometry
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Christine Kroll practices optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Kroll is open to new patients.

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Daniel Benjamin Myers
Specializes in Optometry
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Daniel Myers is an optometrist. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Myers welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Glaucoma

Kevin J Kirlin
Specializes in Optometry
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Kevin Kirlin's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kirlin is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He welcomes new patients.

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Mark L Edson
Specializes in Primary Care, Optometry
2001 Blaisdell Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Mark Edson's specialties are primary care and optometry (primary eye care). He practices in Minneapolis, MN. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Edson welcomes new patients.

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Katherine Anne Paulsen
Specializes in Optometry
2480 Fairview Avenue N
Roseville, MN
 

Dr. Katherine Paulsen is an optometrist. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Paulsen is open to new patients.

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Adam Chase Sloane
Specializes in Optometry
St Louis Park, 3800; 3850 and 3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St. Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Adam Sloane's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Sloane is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. For his professional training, Dr. Sloane completed a residency program at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
4000 Central Avenue Ne
Columbia Heights, MN
 

Dr. Sharon Wolff specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Fridley, MN and Columbia Heights, MN. In her practice, she is particularly interested in eye exam. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Wolff is affiliated with Fairview Health Services.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Problems, Eye Exam

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Specializes in Optometry
701 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 

Dr. Michelle Tyler specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC).

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Teresa A Slepicka
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
 

Dr. Teresa Slepicka specializes in pediatric optometry and practices in Bloomington, MN, Saint Louis Park, MN, and Shakopee, MN. These areas are among her clinical interests: diabetes and dry eyes. Dr. Slepicka takes Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Diabetes

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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.