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We found 66 optometrists near Madison, WI.

Janet Cushing
Specializes in Optometry
7102 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Janet Cushing's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is especially interested in eye exam. Dr. Cushing is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Exam

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Specializes in Optometry
1821 S Stoughton Road
Madison, WI
 

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

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Richard W Patterson
Specializes in Optometry
2880 University Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Richard Patterson's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Clinical interests for Dr. Patterson include eye exam. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patterson has received the distinction of UW Health Patient Experience Advanced Practice Provider Award. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Exam

Thomas R Steinhauer
Specializes in Optometry
2639 University Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Thomas Steinhauer practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Steinhauer's clinical interests include eye exam. He is affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Contact Lenses, Eye Exam

Andrew Thomas Steinhauer
Specializes in Optometry
2639 University Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Andrew Steinhauer specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Clinical interests for Dr. Steinhauer include eye exam. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam

Nayan R Patel
Specializes in Optometry
2880 University Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Nayan Patel practices optometry (primary eye care). In his practice, Dr. Patel focuses on eye exam. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with the University of Wisconsin (UW) Health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Clinical interests: Eye Exam

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Specializes in Optometry
3225 E Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
6658 Odana Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Danielle Seddio specializes in 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
425 W Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. John Bonsett-Veal's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
4208 E Washington Avenue
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Dawn Butts specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1821 S Stoughton Road
Madison, WI
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
1821 S Stoughton Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Katie Schlotthauer's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Schlotthauer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1821 S Stoughton Road
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Mark Kornaus is an optometrist in Madison, WI. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1025 Regent Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Robert Heyden works as an optometrist in Madison, WI. Dr. Heyden accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1025 Regent Street
Madison, WI
 

Dr. Todd Zarwell specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Zarwell takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
7425 University Avenue
Middleton, WI
 

Dr. Stephen Kessler practices optometry (primary eye care). He 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 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.