We found 11 optometrists near Middletown, RI.

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Specializes in Optometry
42 Valley Road
Middletown, RI
 

Dr. Frederic Kelley is an optometrist in Middletown, RI. Patient ratings for Dr. Kelley average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
58 E Main Road
Middletown, RI
 

Dr. Katherine Rispoli is an optometrist in Middletown, RI. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
58 E Main Road
Middletown, RI
 

Dr. Alessi Rispoli is an optometrist in Middletown, RI. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rispoli is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
73 Valley Road
Middletown, RI
 

Dr. Marguerite Quinn's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
17 Intrepid Lane
Jamestown, RI
 

Dr. Donna Gavin specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gavin is rated highly by her patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
811 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI
 

Dr. Kirsten Healey's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). On average, patients gave Dr. Healey a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Optometry
15 Touro Street
Newport, RI
 

Dr. Frances Kramer's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kramer honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
43 Smith Avenue
Newport, RI
 

Specializes in Optometry
43 Smith Road; Nhcne Newport - Optometry Department
Newport, RI
 

Specializes in Optometry
43 Smith Road
Newport, RI
 

Specializes in Optometry
58 E Main Road
Middletown, RI
 

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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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