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Dellia Salone McKinney O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1461 Canton Mart Road, Jackson, MS 39211
Dr. Roya Attar O.D
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: 888-815-2005
Dr. Tina Renee Sorey O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1501 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216
Dr. Loy Willard Nations Jr. OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1053 River Oaks Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Dr. Rebecca Cox Patton OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2398 2398 Highway55, Jackson, MS 39202
Dr. John H. Mohr OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 2630 E Highway 80, Pearl, MS 39208
Dr. Joseph Joseph Joseph O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 100 S Airport Road, Pearl, MS 39208
Dr. Christopher Cockrum White O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 5341 5341 Lakeland Dr, Flowood, MS 39232
Dr. J. Minor Pace O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 100 S Airport Road, Pearl, MS 39208
Dr. Brian Scott Callahan O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 5520 E Highway 80, Pearl, MS 39208
Dr. Charles Edwin McMasters OPTOMETRIST
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 120 Promenade Boulevard, Flowood, MS 39232
Dr. Tonyatta T. Hairston O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 3136 State St, Jackson, MS 39216
Dr. Christopher Bullin O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 350 Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, MS 39213
Dr. Mark H. Allen OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4810 Lakeland Drive, Flowood, MS 39232
Dr. Roger K. Smithhart O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 500 E Woodrow Wilson Avenue, Jackson, MS 39216
Dr. Jeffrey C. Minor O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 5 River Bend Place, Flowood, MS 39232
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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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