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We found 13 optometrists who accept Medicare near Charleston, WV.

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Specializes in Optometry
1301 Lee Street E
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Walter Ramsey works as an optometrist. Dr. Ramsey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
1301 Lee Street East
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Steven Hosman practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
415 D Street
South Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Sarah Taylor specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Optometry
415 D Street
South Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Travis Taylor practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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3840 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Kent Hall's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Optometry
3840 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Sandra Whittington is an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Optometry
3840 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Jeffery Whittington practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Whittington takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
301 Rhl Boulevard; Suite 2020
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Gregory Moore works as an optometrist in Charleston, WV. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1306 Kanawha Boulevard E
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Marlene Mowery is an optometrist. She honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4202 Maccorkle Avenue Se
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. William Rada is an optometrist in Charleston, WV. Dr. Rada honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Optometry
3806 Maccorkle Avenue Se
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Marty Moore is an optometrist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
806 Greenbrier Street
Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Summer Jones works as an optometrist in Charleston, WV. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
306 Southridge Boulevard
South Charleston, WV
 

Dr. Louis Stanley's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Stanley has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.