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We found 119 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's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Scaramuzza accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He 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 works as an optometrist in Saint Louis Park, MN and Burnsville, MN. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Johnson takes Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Amy Schultz's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Schultz honors Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She has an open panel.

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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. He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Bakken takes Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Devon Gubbins works as an optometrist in Saint Louis Park, MN, Minnetonka, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. Her areas of expertise include diabetic eye exam, glaucoma, and dry eyes. Dr. Gubbins is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She honors Medicare insurance. She is accepting new patients. For her professional training, Dr. Gubbins completed a residency program at Minneapolis VA Health Care System.

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Clinical interests: Dry Eyes, Diabetic Eye Exam, Glaucoma

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

Dr. Daniel Myers' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Myers has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: 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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Saint Louis Park, MN and Maple Grove, MN. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Hepokoski has an open panel.

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

Dr. Katherine Paulsen works as an optometrist in Roseville, MN and Saint Louis Park, MN. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Paulsen has an open panel.

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

Dr. Roger Parlanti's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Parlanti is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He welcomes 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 works as an optometrist. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Kroll is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. She welcomes new patients.

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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). He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Kirlin takes Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Mark Edson specializes in primary care and optometry (primary eye care). He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Edson's office for an appointment.

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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 area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Sloane trained at Brooklyn Campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. Dr. Sloane is 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's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). In her practice, Dr. Wolff focuses on eye exam. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wolff is professionally 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 works as an optometrist. She is 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's area of specialization is pediatric optometry. She has indicated that her clinical interests include diabetes and dry eyes. She is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Health Services. Dr. Slepicka takes Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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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.