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We found 124 optometrists near Des Peres, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
9540 Manchester Road
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tiffany Johnson's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Johnson accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Mark Rallo practices pediatric optometry. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Rallo's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. James Hoekel practices pediatric optometry. Dr. Hoekel's clinical interests include amblyopia (lazy eye), strabismus, and contact lenses. He is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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 honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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

Dr. Angela Demetrulias practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Demetrulias is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Specializes in Optometry
12990 Manchester Road; Suite 201
Des Peres, MO
 

Dr. Michelle Derheimer practices optometry (primary eye care) in Des Peres, MO and Saint Louis, MO. She is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Amy Senica practices optometry (primary eye care) in Creve Coeur, MO. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
8562-66 Eager Road
Brentwood, MO
 

Dr. Janet Graf specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Brentwood, MO. Dr. Graf accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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 works as an optometrist in Washington, MO and Saint Louis, MO. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Benjamin Secoy works as an optometrist. Dr. Secoy has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. He is accepting 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's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Kindel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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). Dr. Green takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. 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' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Nicklas is affiliated with Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. For her professional training, Dr. Nicklas completed a residency program 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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Kirkwood, MO. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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.