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Noreen Shaikh
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 1870 Silver Cross Boulevard, New Lenox, IL 60451
Phone: 800-543-7362
Dr. James B. Sowinski O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 20006 S Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
Steven P. Guzik O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
Address: 10339 W Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL 60423
Dr. Donald D. Loconte OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 10339 W Lincoln Highway, Frankfort, IL 60423
Dr. John M. Lancaster O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 402 E Lincoln Highway, New Lenox, IL 60451
John Thomas Giannone O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 501 Root St, New Lenox, IL 60451
Dr. Steven Andrew Bubanko O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 352 W Maple Street, New Lenox, IL 60451
Dr. Ronald Dean Harrison O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 21100 Washington Parkway, Frankfort, IL 60423
Patricia Helen Simpson O. D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 3.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 123 E 9th Street, Lockport, IL 60441
Dr. Eric Jon Petecki O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 352 W Maple Street, New Lenox, IL 60451
Dr. Pauline Pakla Bubanko O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 352 W Maple Street, New Lenox, IL 60451
Adam C. Black OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 16660 S Windsor Lane, Lockport, IL 60441
Rohit K. Sharma O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 17110 Warbler Lane, Orland Park, IL 60467
Dr. Agnieszka Krol OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 20006 S Wolf Road, Mokena, IL 60448
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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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