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We found 44 optometrists near Olympia, WA.

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Specializes in Optometry
1940 Black Lake Boulevard Sw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Ben Wong's area of specialization is 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. Anna Gunn works as an optometrist in Lacey, WA. Dr. Gunn honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1625 Cooper Point Road Sw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Mary Kutch's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Medicare insurance.

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Kimberly A Carr Yeates
Specializes in Optometry
1510 Cooper Point Road Sw; Suite 110
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Kimberly Carr-Yeates works as an optometrist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Susan Dini works as an optometrist. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Dini is professionally affiliated with the University of Washington (UW) Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses

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

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

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

Dr. Heather Muehler's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Muehler is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3612 Wesley Drive Nw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Brian Finley is an optometrist in Olympia, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
345 College Street Se
Lacey, WA
 

Dr. Chad Waggoner's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
3700 Martin Way E; #101
Olympia, WA
 

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Specializes in Optometry
210 Pinehurst Drive Sw
Tumwater, WA
 

Dr. Richard Baxter specializes in optometry (primary eye care). He honors 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Tosland is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Kurt James Hofeldt
Specializes in Optometry
3700 Martin Way E; Suite 101
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Kurt Hofeldt's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Hofeldt is in-network for 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
1940 Black Lake Boulevard Sw
Olympia, WA
 

Dr. Linda Maxey-Wong works as an optometrist. Dr. Maxey-Wong accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Michael Moore's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Moore 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 specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Carr's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes 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.