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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

3800 Park Nicollet Boulevard
Minneapolis, MN
(952) 993-3150; (952) 993-3123

(Average of 4 in 1 rating)

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

Dr. Thomas Scaramuzza's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Scaramuzza's office for an appointment.

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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

Clinical interests: glaucoma, diabetes

Dr. Jean Tass specializes in pediatric optometry and practices in Saint Louis Park, MN and Pine City, MN. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tass include diabetes and glaucoma. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

1605 County Road C W
Roseville, MN
(651) 631-8112

(Average of 2.2 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Eric Tyler works as an optometrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Tyler is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tyler is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150

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

Dr. Tyler Johnson practices optometry (primary eye care). His professional affiliations include Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital and Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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roger-lee-parlanti-od-doctor-of-optometry,-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

Clinical interests: General primary eye care

Dr. Roger Parlanti works as an optometrist. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. Dr. Parlanti welcomes 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

Clinical interests: Comprehensive Eye Care for the entire family.

Dr. Karl Bakken practices optometry (primary eye care) in Saint Louis Park, MN and Maple Grove, MN. Dr. Bakken is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care), Primary Care

2001 Blaisdell Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
(952) 993-8000; (952) 993-3150

(Average of 3.5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Mark Edson practices primary care and optometry (primary eye care) in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. Dr. Edson honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

5137 Gus Young Lane
Edina, MN
(952) 475-3787; (952) 641-6226

(Average of 4.3 in 3 ratings)

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

Dr. Jason Jedlicka's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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dr.-steven-j-hepokoski-md,-od

Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

3900 Park Nicollet Boulevard
St Louis Park, MN
(952) 993-3150

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

Dr. Steven Hepokoski practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Hepokoski is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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

Clinical interests: contact lenses

Dr. Charles Dorland practices primary care and optometry (primary eye care) in Minnetonka, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. In his practice, Dr. Dorland focuses on contact lenses. Dr. Dorland is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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dr.-sharon-a-wolff-od

Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

4000 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN

Clinical interests: Vision health, Contact lenses

Dr. Sharon Wolff's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She has indicated that her clinical interests include contact lenses. She is professionally affiliated with Fairview Health Services. Dr. Wolff accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

410 Church Street Se
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 624-2134

Dr. Sue Woo practices optometry (primary eye care) in Minneapolis, MN. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

2356 University Avenue W; Suite 260
Saint Paul, MN
(651) 645-8124

(Average of 4.4 in 5 ratings)

Dr. Stacey Broecker practices optometry (primary eye care). The average patient rating for Dr. Broecker is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

420 Delaware Street Se Clinic 9a; MMC493
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 365-8350; (612) 625-4400

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

Dr. Sara Downes is an optometrist. These areas are among her clinical interests: contact lenses and strabismus. She is affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Physicians.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)

825 South 8th Street; Parkside Professional Center, Suite M16
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 347-5278; (612) 873-5777

Dr. Thomas Scholtens practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Scholtens takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Hennepin County Medical Center.

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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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