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Mr. Sampson O. Nosike O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 20 Commercial Road, Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-534-6100
Clinical Interests: contact lenses, refractive surgery (vision correction surgery)
Dr. Khyla Eval Osaretin O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA 01523
Komal Thakore O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 20 Commercial Road, Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-534-6100
Clinical Interests: contact lenses
Sara Anne Apollonio O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA 01523
Dr. Mark S. Fontaine O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 59 N Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453
Nirali Y. Patel O.D
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.9 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: Campbell Ave, Leominster, MA 01453
Andrea Lynn Carr O.D
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 326 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Richard C. Erickson O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA 01523
Jenna Maureen Larocque O.D
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 23 Mill Street, Leominster, MA 01453
Dr. Joseph Martin Stamm O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA 01523
Dr. Sandra Miriam Yelen O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 875 Merriam Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453
Thomas Maher O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 865 Merriam Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453
Janine Vecchiarello O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA 01523
Dr. John Thomas Mooney Jr. O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 23 Mill Street, Leominster, MA 01453
John C. Whiting OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 370 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Meritza Rondon Kluge O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 479 Old Union Turnpike, Lancaster, MA 01523
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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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