We found 43 optometrists near Olympia, WA.

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Susan M Dini
Specializes in Optometry
2939 Benjamin Court Se
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Susan Dini's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine. Dr. Dini is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses

Specializes in Optometry
319 7th Avenue Se; Suite #101
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Van Ly's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Ly accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1510 Cooper Point Road Sw; Suite 110
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Kimberly Carr-Yeates specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Olympia, WA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3612 Wesley Drive Nw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Brian Finley's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1940 Black Lake Boulevard Sw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Ben Wong practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Wong takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
345 College Street Se; Suite C
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Heather Muehler specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Lacey, WA. Dr. Muehler accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1625 Cooper Point Road Sw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Dale Tosland's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Tosland's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
345 College Street Se
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Chad Waggoner practices optometry (primary eye care) in Lacey, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1405 Harrison Avenue Nw; Suite 101
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. James Grimes specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Olympia, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
210 Pinehurst Drive Sw
Tumwater, WA
 

Dr. Richard Baxter specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Tumwater, WA. Dr. Baxter is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1625 Cooper Point Road Sw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Mary Ferris' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
2600 Martin Way E; Suite C
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Michael Moore practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1510 Cooper Point Road Sw; Suite 110
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Dallas Carr works as an optometrist in Olympia, WA. Dr. Carr is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1940 Black Lake Boulevard Sw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Linda Maxey-Wong practices optometry (primary eye care). She accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
5500 Martin Way E
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Sandra Flammini practices optometry (primary eye care). She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
625 Black Lake Boulevard Sw; Suite 369
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Angela Loeb practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Loeb is in-network for 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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