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We found 123 optometrists near Des Peres, MO.

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

Dr. Mark Rallo is a pediatric optometrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rallo is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rallo takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Specializes in Optometry
9540 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tiffany Johnson is an optometrist. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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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. Dr. Aalbers is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She is an in-network provider for 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 in Saint Louis, MO and Creve Coeur, MO. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. Dr. Demetrulias's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bowen takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with 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 is a pediatric optometrist in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoekel include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and contact lenses. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hoekel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus, Contact Lenses

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

Dr. Matthew Bowman's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Bowman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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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 practices optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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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's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kindel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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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 practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Green 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 is an optometrist in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Nicklas is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Clinical interests: Amblyopia, Strabismus

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Specializes in Optometry
12422 Olive Boulevard
Creve Coeur, MO
 

Dr. Judith Miles is an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Benjamin Secoy is an optometrist. Dr. Secoy honors Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Amy Senica's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Melissa Wilcox-Erard's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
8562-66 Eager Road
Brentwood, MO
 

Dr. Janet Graf works as an optometrist in Brentwood, MO. Dr. Graf honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.