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Morris Sheffer
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1960 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
William Jamison
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 5330 South Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28217
Lisa Barnhart Fox OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6035 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
Kelly Virnig
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 114 S Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Dr. Norman Ronnie Melton OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 6035 Fairview Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209
Clinical Interests: dry eyes, presbyopia, astigmatism ... (Read more)
Roselyn Ahua
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1960 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Steven Edward Bilon O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.95 Average rating 4.95 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
Address: 110 Torrence St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Dr. Brandon C. Whiteside MD
Specializes in Ophthalmology (Eye Disease), Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 4335 Colwick Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Clinical Interests: external eye diseases
Sherelle Morrison
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 6300 E Independence Boulevard, Charlotte, NC 28212
Dr. Sara Faulkenberry Beaver OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 100 Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Dr. Mark M. Sikes O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 135 Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Clinical Interests: diabetic eye exam, routine eye exam
Dr. Lisa Carol Dudley O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3061 Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28205
Dr. Paula Renee Newsome OD, MS, FAAO
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1016 Church St, Charlotte, NC 28203
Dr. Nicolas Michael Beaupre O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 135 Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Clinical Interests: eye problems, trauma
Dr. Steven C. Moore OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 100 Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202
Paul E. Marvin OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 135 Sharon Amity Rd, Charlotte, NC 28211
Clinical Interests: contact lenses
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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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