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We found 5 optometrists who accept Medicare near Moundsville, WV.

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Specializes in Optometry
511 5th Street
Moundsville, WV
 

Dr. Joseph Myers works as an optometrist in Moundsville, WV. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Optometry
12 Wheeling Avenue
Glen Dale, WV
 

Dr. Terry Williams practices optometry (primary eye care) in Glen Dale, WV. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Specializes in Optometry
12 Wheeling Avenue
Glen Dale, WV
 

Dr. Edward McDonald practices optometry (primary eye care). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
511 Fifth Street; Post Office Box 708
Moundsville, WV
 

Dr. Brittany Newman practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Newman is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
240 Lafayette Avenue
Moundsville, WV
 

Dr. Edward Happe works as an optometrist. Dr. Happe is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.