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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1800 Cooper Point Road SW; Suite 20 A
Olympia, WA
(360) 570-1780

Dr. Ben Wong works as an optometrist. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Kimberly A Carr-Yeates OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1510 Cooper Point Road SW; Suite 110
Olympia, WA
(360) 489-0493; (360) 532-4210

Dr. Kimberly Carr-Yeates' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Carr-Yeates is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
319 7th Avenue Se; Suite #101
Olympia, WA
(360) 357-2544

Dr. Van Ly works as an optometrist. Dr. Ly is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
345 College Street Se; Suite C
Lacey, WA

Dr. Anna Gunn practices optometry (primary eye care). She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1625 Cooper Point Road SW
Olympia, WA
(360) 357-6683

Dr. Mary Kutch's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Kutch speaks Spanish. She accepts Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
345 College Street Se; Suite C
Lacey, WA
(360) 456-3200

Dr. Heather Muehler is an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1625 Cooper Point Road SW
Olympia, WA
(360) 357-6683

Dr. Dale Tosland's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tosland honors Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3612 Wesley Drive NW
Olympia, WA

Dr. Brian Finley's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
345 College Street Se
Lacey, WA
(360) 456-3200

Dr. Chad Waggoner specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Lacey, WA. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Waggoner welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3700 Martin Way E; #101
Olympia, WA
(360) 456-2020

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1510 Cooper Point Road SW; Suite 110
Olympia, WA
(360) 489-0493; (360) 532-4210

Dr. Dallas Carr's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Carr accepts Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
210 Pinehurst Drive SW
Tumwater, WA
(360) 357-3410

Dr. Richard Baxter's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Baxter has an open panel.

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Dr. Kurt James Hofeldt OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3700 Martin Way E; Suite 101
Olympia, WA
(360) 456-2020

Dr. Kurt Hofeldt specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Hofeldt honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1940 Black Lake Boulevard SW
Olympia, WA
(360) 570-1780

Dr. Linda Maxey-Wong's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
625 Black Lake Boulevard SW; Suite 369
Olympia, WA
(360) 753-4533

Dr. Angela Loeb's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Loeb welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
2600 Martin Way E; Suite C
Olympia, WA
(360) 357-7899

Dr. Michael Moore practices optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider 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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