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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

Dr. Kimberly Carr-Yeates is an optometrist. She takes 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 practices optometry (primary eye care) in Olympia, WA. She takes Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Ben Wong is an optometrist in Olympia, WA. Dr. Wong accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Dale Tosland practices optometry (primary eye care) in Olympia, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
319 7th Avenue Se; Suite #101
Olympia, WA
(360) 888-4982

Dr. Van Ly-Reyes' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1510 Cooper Point ROAD SW; #110
Olympia, WA
(360) 489-0493

Dr. Dallas Carr works as an optometrist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Richard Baxter is an optometrist in Tumwater, WA. Dr. Baxter accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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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). Dr. Waggoner takes Medicare insurance.

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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 works as an optometrist in Olympia, WA and Kent, WA. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Angela Caterina Loeb OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
625 Black Lake Boulevard SW; Suite 369
Olympia, WA
(360) 357-6683; (360) 753-4533

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

Dr. Michael Moore is an optometrist in Olympia, WA. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
406 Lilly Road Ne; Suite A
Olympia, WA
(360) 491-2121

Dr. Marlene Inverso specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Brian Finley practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Finley takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Linda Maxey-Wong is an optometrist. She accepts 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 in general they cannot perform surgery or prescribe medication. However, optometrists can diagnose diseases of the eye and prescribe vision therapy, certain eye-related 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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