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

Angela Joann Demetrulias
Specializes in Optometry
5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, 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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Specializes in Optometry
222 W Main Street
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Edward Obermark is an optometrist in Washington, MO. Patients rated Dr. Obermark highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Douglas G Rose
Specializes in Optometry
901 Patients First Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Douglas Rose specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Saint Peters, MO and Washington, MO. Dr. Rose is in-network for Medicare insurance. He 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'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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Elizabeth Ann Kochanny
Specializes in Optometry
851 E. Fifth Street; Suite 112, Mercy Eye Care - Washington, Suite 112
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Elizabeth Kochanny practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kochanny is affiliated with Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3071 Phoenix Center Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Amanda Bissell specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3071 Phoenix Center Drive
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Kevin Biermann is an optometrist in Washington, MO. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Biermann takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
901 E 3rd Street
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Charles Bruce works as an optometrist in Washington, MO. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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
320 Washington Avenue
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Brian Sumner works as an optometrist. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
320 Washington Avenue
Washington, MO
 

Dr. Mark Birkmann's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Birkmann is an in-network provider 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.