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We found 212 optometrists near Jenkintown, PA.

Timothy Donguk Kim
Specializes in Optometry
2321 Huntingdon Pike
Huntingdon Valley, PA
 

Dr. Timothy Kim's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark. He has an open panel. He is conversant in Korean.

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Andrew S Gurwood
Specializes in Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Andrew Gurwood practices optometry (primary eye care). Clinical interests for Dr. Gurwood include diabetes and cataracts. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gurwood honors. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Diabetes

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Specializes in Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Neelam Patel's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Patel is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Jo Ann F Bailey
Specializes in Pediatric Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Joann Bailey practices pediatric optometry in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Bailey is professionally affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. Dr. Bailey takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Christopher Michael Brennan
Specializes in Optometry
60 E. Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Christopher Brennan's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brennan speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Specializes in Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

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Specializes in Optometry
2329 Cottman Avenue; Rossevelt Mall
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Gretchen Brewer specializes in optometry (primary eye care). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brewer accepts.

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Shanthy Sandrasekaramudaly Brown
Specializes in Optometry
6633 Germantown Avenue; Unit A
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shanthy Brown works as an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Brown's practice is open to new patients.

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Laura C Walsh
Specializes in Optometry
60 E Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA
 

Dr. Laura Walsh's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Walsh's clinical interests include contact lenses and low vision. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Contact Lenses

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Specializes in Optometry
6 Cavalier Drive
Ambler, PA
 

Dr. Roger Tsai works as an optometrist in Ambler, PA. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
119 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Yelena Lapkin specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Jenkintown, PA. Dr. Lapkin is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1244 Fort Washington Avenue
Fort Washington, PA
 

Dr. Laura Lehman specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
6155 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Putterman specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Patients gave Dr. Putterman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
2256 Mount Carmel Avenue
Glenside, PA
 

Dr. Jon Marberger's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Lindsey Perno
Specializes in Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lindsey Perno practices optometry (primary eye care) in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Perno takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is affiliated with St. Christopher's Hospital for Children.

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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.