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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). He is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Louie's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Problems, Eye Exam

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. Dr. Prunty honors Medicare insurance. Her training includes a residency program at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. 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' area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Krisciunas 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 works as an optometrist. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Summers is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Rachael Garrett's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Garrett is professionally affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Her training includes a residency program at Sepulveda VA Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Garrett's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam

Specializes in Optometry
2370 W Burnside Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Zuzana Friberg works as an optometrist. She honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. John Boyer is an optometrist in Portland, OR. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boyer include eye problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Boyer has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Eye Problems

Specializes in Optometry
1955 Nw Northrup Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Rory Cook specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Portland, OR. He 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). He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
4133 Se Division Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Samuel Adelman specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Adelman speaks Japanese. He has an open panel.

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

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

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Specializes in Optometry
8315 Se Stark Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Hayden Nguyen specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network 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
3710 Sw U.s. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Beth Kinoshita's specialty is 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
3710 Sw U.s. Veterans Hospital Road
Portland, OR
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
1955 Nw Northrup Street
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Heather Cook's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
4704 Se Hawthorne Boulevard
Portland, OR
 

Dr. Rebecca Uhlig is an optometrist in Portland, OR. Dr. Uhlig 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.
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