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

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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' area of specialization is pediatric optometry. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tass include diabetes and glaucoma. Dr. Tass is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tass's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: glaucoma, diabetes

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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Parlanti is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: General primary eye care

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 practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Nicollet Clinic and Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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)

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 practices optometry (primary eye care) in Wayzata, MN and Edina, MN. On average, patients gave Dr. Jedlicka a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

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 a specialist in optometry (primary eye care). He works in Saint Louis Park, MN and Maple Grove, MN. Dr. Hepokoski is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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 takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Edson is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bakken is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Comprehensive Eye Care for the entire family.

Dr. Sharon A Wolff OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4000 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN

Dr. Sharon Wolff specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wolff include contact lenses. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Fairview Health Services.

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Clinical interests: Vision health, Contact lenses

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. She is affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. She has an open panel.

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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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dorland include contact lenses. He is professionally affiliated with Park Nicollet Clinic. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: contact lenses

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

Dr. Eric Tyler specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Roseville, MN and Winona, MN. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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 is an optometrist. She has a special interest in strabismus and contact lenses. Dr. Downes is professionally affiliated with the University of Minnesota Medical Center and the University of Minnesota Physicians.

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

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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). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Broecker is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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 specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Sue Woo works as an optometrist. She is in-network for 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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