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Dr. Michael Dwayne Miller O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 258 E High Street, Mooresville, IN 46158
Dr. Dawn Ellen Wright OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 401 S Indiana Street, Mooresville, IN 46158
Dr. Irving Asher Freedman O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 8411 Windfall Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46113
Dr. Phillip R. Wright OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 401 S Indiana Street, Mooresville, IN 46158
Dianne Elizabeth Porter O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 8190 Windfall Lane, Indianapolis, IN 46113
Charity Karilyn Robinson O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 258 E High Street, Mooresville, IN 46158
Dr. Lauren Marie Gardner OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: Camby, IN 46113
Dr. W. F. Kirby OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 11625 N Oldfield Lane, Mooresville, IN 46158
Lan T. Le O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 10509 Heartland Boulevard, Indianapolis, IN 46113
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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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