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We found 11 optometrists who accept Medicare near Washington, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
222 W Main Street
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Edward Obermark practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Obermark's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Angela Joann Demetrulias
Specializes in Optometry
5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, 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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Douglas G Rose
Specializes in Optometry
901 Patients First Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Rose works as an optometrist. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Rose is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Susanne S Kindel
Specializes in Optometry
851 E. Fifth Street; Suite 112, Mercy Eye Care - Washington, Suite 112
Washington, 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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Elizabeth Ann Kochanny
Specializes in Optometry
851 E. Fifth Street; Suite 112, Mercy Eye Care - Washington, Suite 112
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kochanny specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Saint Louis, MO, Washington, MO, and Saint Peters, MO. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO.

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Specializes in Optometry
3071 Phoenix Center Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Amanda Bissell works as an optometrist. Dr. Bissell accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3071 Phoenix Center Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Biermann works as an optometrist in Washington, MO. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
901 E 3rd Street
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Charles Bruce is an optometrist. The average patient rating for Dr. Bruce is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bruce is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
320 Washington Avenue
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Brian Sumner is an optometrist in Washington, MO. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
320 Washington Avenue
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Mark Birkmann specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Birkmann is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3071 Phoenix Center Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Michael Waclawski's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Waclawski accepts 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 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.