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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 is an optometrist in Portland, OR. She is affiliated with VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center and Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Prunty trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for residency. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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

Dr. Derek Louie is an optometrist. Dr. Louie takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Problems, Eye Exam

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

Dr. Allison Summers' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Summers's office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Krisciunas takes Medicare insurance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Exam

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

Dr. Rachael Garrett specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She completed her residency training at Sepulveda VA Medical Center. Dr. Garrett is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam

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

Dr. John Boyer works as an optometrist in Portland, OR. He has indicated that his clinical interests include eye problems. He is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Boyer honors Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

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Specializes in Optometry
1955 Nw Northrup Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Rory Cook specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
2370 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Zuzana Friberg works as an optometrist in Portland, OR. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Ezra Atikune works as an optometrist. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Karen Rice works as an optometrist. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
4133 Se Division Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Samuel Adelman works as an optometrist. Dr. Adelman takes Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Japanese. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Caroline Ooley practices optometry (primary eye care) in Portland, OR. Dr. Ooley is professionally affiliated with VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1955 Nw Northrup Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Heather Cook's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Brenda Fernandes is an optometrist in Portland, OR. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Beth Kinoshita practices optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Kinoshita is professionally affiliated with VA Portland Health Care System (VAPORHCS) - Main Health Care Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
3246 N Lombard Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Brock Karben works as an optometrist in Portland, OR. Dr. Karben is an in-network provider 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.