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Specializes in Optometry
4411 Business Park Boulevard; Building M Suite 10
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Elizabeth Bow practices optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Ian Ford practices optometry (primary eye care). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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Specializes in Optometry
5800 Westover Avenue; Suite 900
Elmendorf Afb, AK
 

Dr. Kathleen Powell specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell honors.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
400 L Street; Suite 104
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. William Faulkner practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Faulkner is rated highly by his patients. He 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
average rating 2.5 stars (2 ratings)
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. James Falconer's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Falconer accepts.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1000 E Dimond Boulevard; Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Steven Dobson specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Dobson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
4411 Business Park Boulevard; Building M, Suite 10
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Anthony Makar is an optometrist in Anchorage, AK. Dr. Makar accepts 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
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Denise Thanepohn specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Anchorage, AK. Dr. Thanepohn is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

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

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Specializes in Optometry
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Ladd Nolin practices optometry (primary eye care). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Joshua Cook specializes in optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Cook honors 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
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Jessica Giesey works as an optometrist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 2 stars (1 rating)
1345 W 9th Avenue
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Patrick Reber practices optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Reber 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
average rating 4.16 stars (3 ratings)
4411 Business Park Boulevard; Building M, Suite 10
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Rebecca Makar specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in Anchorage, AK. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Makar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 5 stars (10 ratings)
8900 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Pattie Tang practices optometry (primary eye care) in Anchorage, AK. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Optometry
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
4007 Old Seward Highway; Suite 1100
Anchorage, AK
 

Dr. Timothy McLaughlin works as an optometrist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McLaughlin takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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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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