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We found 9 optometrists who accept Medicare near Fayetteville, NY.

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Specializes in Optometry
Minoa, NY
 

Dr. Mary McCarthy is an optometrist in Syracuse, NY, Chittenango, NY, and Minoa, NY. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCarthy takes Medicare insurance.

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Howard Jeffrey Kass
Specializes in Optometry
6950 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, NY
 

Dr. Howard Kass' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kass is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
5000 Brittonfield Parkway; Suite A-102
East Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Shiomos works as an optometrist. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
120 Julian Place
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. David Braun is an optometrist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
301 Fayette Street
Manlius, NY
 

Dr. Donald Dixon practices optometry (primary eye care). He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
6859 East Genesee Street; Empire Vision Centers
Fayetteville, NY
 

Dr. Paul Gardner is an optometrist in Fayetteville, NY. Dr. Gardner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
4000 Medical Center Drive; Suite 207
Fayetteville, NY
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
103 Towne Drive
Fayetteville, NY
 

Dr. Nita Saini specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave Dr. Saini an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
4473 E Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY
 

Dr. Neal Marshall is an optometrist in Syracuse, NY. He is in-network for 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.