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Dr. Elliot F. Lasky OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 505 W Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062
Ronald Bernard Coutu O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 5 Coliseum Avenue, Nashua, NH 03063
Dr. Kelly M. Macdonald OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 505 W Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062
Ferdinand Karl Engelhart III O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 5 Coliseum Avenue, Nashua, NH 03063
Dr. William Joseph Ryan III O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 440 Middlesex Road, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
Dr. Scott Douglas Huffer O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 3 Orchard Avenue, Nashua, NH 03060
Patricia Samuel Daldine O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 262 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062
Dr. Mark Christopher Steadman O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.42 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 262 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062
Dr. Thomas F. Scadova OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.45 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 451 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063
Dr. Christopher Joseph Daldine O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 262 Main Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062
Dr. David J. Helfman OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 505 W Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062
Dr. Eva Fung O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 274 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060
Dr. Carl Arthur Quimby DO
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 163 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03064
Philip Lee Sutherland O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 5 Coliseum Avenue, Nashua, NH 03063
Dr. Michael E. Dobrowolski O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.63 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 310 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua, NH 03060
Dr. Richard Hp Robillard OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 451 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063
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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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