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Dr. James David Jaco O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 106 North 6th Street, Murray, KY 42071
Dr. Reed H. Jarvis O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1208 Johnson Boulevard, Murray, KY 42071
Dr. Benjamin A. Hall O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 312 North 12th Street, Murray, KY 42071
Dr. Jesse Carl Williams O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1208 Johnson Boulevard, Murray, KY 42071
Dr. Fred R. Swann O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 809 North 12th Street, Murray, KY 42071
Kevin Martin Adams OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 3.42 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 308 Seth Lane, Murray, KY 42071
Dr. Douglas William Payne OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 506 12th St, Murray, KY 42071
Mallory Kay Harris
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 817 North 12th Street, Murray, KY 42071
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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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