We found 14 optometrists near Humacao, PR.

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Specializes in Optometry
353 Calle Font Martelo Ste 2
Humacao, PR
 

Dr. Luis Totti Vercher is an optometrist. Dr. Totti Vercher is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
56 Calle Playera; Palmas Del Mar Country Club
Humacao, PR
 

Dr. Vivianne Garcia's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
313 Calle Font Martelo
Humacao, PR
 

Dr. Alan Melendez practices optometry (primary eye care) in Humacao, PR. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
134 Kilometro 77.6
Humacao, PR
 

Dr. Carlos Ortiz-Torres' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
200 Calle Dr Vidal; Suite 41
Humacao, PR
 

Dr. Iliana Alvarado-Diaz's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
Calle Carreras #2 West
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
Calle Ulysses Martinez; Esquina Dufresne
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
Km 82.0 Bo. Rio Abajo; (nside Sam's Club)
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
134 Kilometro 77.6
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
134 Kilometro 77.6
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
100-calle Font Martelo Ste 320
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
Centro Comercial Plaza Palma Real
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
Bb13 Ext Jard De Humacao
Humacao, PR
 

Specializes in Optometry
3 Urb Gomez
Humacao, PR
 

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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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