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Specializes in Optometry
37 Bovet Road
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Marcie Arnesty works as an optometrist. On average, patients gave Dr. Arnesty a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arnesty takes.

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Specializes in Optometry
222 West 39th Avenue; Second Floor
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Marta Banh works as an optometrist in San Francisco, CA, Daly City, CA, and Half Moon Bay, CA. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Banh is affiliated with San Mateo Medical Center.

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Specializes in Optometry
3162 Campus Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Karen Collom is an optometrist. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
851 Cherry Avenue; Bayhill Center #25
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Kelly's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
395 Hickey Boulevard
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Alice Azus practices optometry (primary eye care) in Daly City, CA. She takes Medicare and Kaiser Permanente insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
101 South San Mateo Drive; Suite 310
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Sandra Cheng specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in San Mateo, CA. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 200
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Michael Carson works as an optometrist in San Mateo, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Carson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
419 Eccles Avenue
South San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Letitia Lii specializes in optometry (primary eye care) and practices in South San Francisco, CA. She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
601 Gateway Boulevard; Suite 695
South San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Don Robinson's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). He accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Thomas A Aller
Specializes in Optometry
711 Kains Avenue
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Aller is an optometrist. On average, patients gave Dr. Aller a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1100 Park Place; Suite 10
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jocelyn Pang is an optometrist in San Mateo, CA. She accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Optometry
1881 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Fong's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Fong is in-network for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
967 E Hillsdale Boulevard; Suite B1
Foster City, CA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Tung's specialty is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
931 San Bruno Avenue W; Room 4
San Bruno, CA
 

Dr. Connie Ha's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). Dr. Ha honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1720 El Camino Real; Suite 235
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Quo specializes in optometry (primary eye care). She takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Specializes in Optometry
1720 El Camino Real
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Lo's area of specialization is optometry (primary eye care). She is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield 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.
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