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Derek Jen Kon Louie, MS, BS
Specializes in Optometry
3303 Sw Bond Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Derek Louie practices optometry (primary eye care) in Portland, OR. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Louie is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Problems, Eye Exam

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Specializes in Optometry
300 N. Graham Street, Suite 300; Medical Office Building 3, Legacy Emanuel Medical Center Campus
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Jennifer Prunty specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Portland, OR. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Prunty trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her professional affiliations include VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.

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Tammie L Krisciunas, MEd
Specializes in Optometry
3303 Sw Bond Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Tammie Krisciunas practices optometry (primary eye care) in Portland, OR. She is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Krisciunas's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Exam

Allison Irene Summers
Specializes in Optometry
3303 Sw Bond Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Allison Summers' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Summers has an open panel.

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Rachael Lynn Garrett
Specializes in Optometry
3303 Sw Bond Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Rachael Garrett is an optometrist in Portland, OR. Dr. Garrett is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She accepts Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. For her residency, Dr. Garrett trained at Sepulveda VA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam

John Michael Boyer
Specializes in Optometry
3303 Sw Bond Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. John Boyer specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Portland, OR. Clinical interests for Dr. Boyer include eye problems. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Boyer is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Boyer welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Optometry
2370 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Zuzana Friberg specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Friberg accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1955 Nw Northrup Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Rory Cook practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Cook is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Ezra Atikune*
Specializes in Optometry
3838 N. Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Ezra Atikune*'s specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Atikune* has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry
4133 Se Division Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Samuel Adelman specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Happy Valley, OR and Portland, OR. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. Dr. Adelman honors Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
3710 Sw U.s. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Caroline Ooley is an optometrist in Portland, OR. Dr. Ooley is professionally affiliated with VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3710 Sw Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Rebecca Kline practices optometry (primary eye care) in Portland, OR. Dr. Kline is affiliated with VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
3710 Sw Us Veterans Hospital Road; P-5-eye
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Mark Williams' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is professionally affiliated with VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
2525 Nw Lovejoy Street; Suite 100
Portland, OR
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
8315 Se Stark Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Hayden Nguyen specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Portland, OR. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
6420 Sw Macadam Avenue; Suite 218
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Brenda Fernandes' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She 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.