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Specializes in Optometry
9540 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tiffany Johnson works as an optometrist in Chesterfield, MO, Florissant, MO, and Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Johnson takes Medicare insurance.

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Mark Salvatore Rallo
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Mark Rallo specializes in pediatric optometry. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rallo is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Bryan R Bowen
Specializes in Optometry
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Bldg Two Suite 201
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bryan Bowen is an optometrist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowen takes. Dr. Bowen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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James R Hoekel
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. James Hoekel works as a pediatric optometrist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hoekel include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and contact lenses. Dr. Hoekel is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Contact Lenses

Barbara A Aalbers
Specializes in Optometry
621 South New Ballas Road; Suite 7a
St Louis, MO
 

Dr. Barbara Aalbers is an optometrist in Saint Louis, MO. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Angela Joann Demetrulias
Specializes in Optometry
10 Barnes West Drive; Medical Building Two
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Angela Demetrulias is an optometrist. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Demetrulias honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
522 N New Ballas Road; Suite 113
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Amy Senica is an optometrist. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
8562-66 Eager Road
Brentwood, MO
 

Dr. Janet Graf specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Graf is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Catherine Dorothy Kerr-Niermann
Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Catherine Kerr-Niermann's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
12422 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Judith Miles specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Creve Coeur, MO. Dr. Miles honors Medicare insurance.

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Benjamin Thomas Secoy
Specializes in Optometry
14552 Manchester Road
Ballwin, MO
 

Dr. Benjamin Secoy's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Secoy is open to new patients.

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Susanne S Kindel
Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susanne Kindel works as an optometrist in Fenton, MO, Saint Louis, MO, and Washington, MO. Dr. Kindel is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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David L Green
Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Green is an optometrist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Green is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
621 S. New Ballas Road, Tower A; Suite 7a
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Matthew Bowman specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bowman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Amanda M Nicklas
Specializes in Optometry
13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Amanda Nicklas' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. For her residency, Dr. Nicklas trained at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus

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Specializes in Optometry
730 S Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO
 

Dr. Janet Provencal's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Provencal is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.