We found 210 optometrists near Jenkintown, PA.

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

Dr. Timothy Kim practices optometry (primary eye care). He speaks Korean. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Highmark are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Andrew Gurwood is an optometrist in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Gurwood's clinical interests encompass diabetes and cataracts. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Clinical interests: Cataracts, Diabetes

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

Dr. Christopher Brennan is an optometrist in Philadelphia, PA and Elkins Park, PA. He is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Brennan speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Gretchen Brewer's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
119 Old York Road
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. Yelena Lapkin's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

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

Dr. Shanthy Brown specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Warminster, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Brown is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 practices optometry (primary eye care). Her areas of expertise include the following: contact lenses and low vision. Dr. Walsh accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Clinical interests: Low Vision, Contact Lenses

Specializes in Optometry
5401 Old York Road; Klein, Suite 205
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Melissa Richard practices optometry (primary eye care) in Chalfont, PA and Philadelphia, PA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richard accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Einstein Healthcare Network.

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Specializes in Optometry
6 Cavalier Drive
Ambler, PA
 

Dr. Roger Tsai's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
6155 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. William Putterman works as an optometrist in Philadelphia, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Putterman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Putterman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
500 Old York Road; Suite L02
Jenkintown, PA
 

Dr. James Durski practices optometry (primary eye care) in Jenkintown, PA. 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 is an optometrist in Glenside, PA. Dr. Marberger accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Specializes in Optometry
1244 Fort Washington Avenue
Fort Washington, PA
 

Dr. Laura Lehman practices optometry (primary eye care) in Fort Washington, PA. 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
1200 W Godfrey Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Lauren Richards works as an optometrist in Philadelphia, PA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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