We found 13 optometrists near Beckley, WV.

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Specializes in Optometry
624 Neville Street
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Charles Waitkus' specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waitkus accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Beckley VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
1623 Robert C. Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. David Gomez works as an optometrist in Beckley, WV. Dr. Gomez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Optometry
1928 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. David Holliday works as an optometrist in Beckley, WV. Dr. Holliday is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
215 N Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. David Clarke's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1928 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Mark Holliday's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holliday accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
109 Main Street
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Robert Gardner's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Gardner accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Daniel Holovic's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Holovic is professionally affiliated with Beckley VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
229 Market Road
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Norman Castle's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Castle takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
701 S Oakwood Avenue
Beckley, WV
 

Specializes in Optometry
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Stacy Potwin specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is affiliated with Beckley VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
1330 N Eisenhower Drive
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. David Watson is an optometrist in Beckley, WV. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars.

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Specializes in Optometry
1881 Robert C Byrd Drive
Beckley, WV
 

Dr. Chynna Chandler's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Chandler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
1816 Harper Road
Beckley, WV
 

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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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