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Dr. Cindy Lea Turner O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 4248 Gallia Street, New Boston, OH 45662
Dr. Michael W. Raies O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1915 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. David L. Depugh O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4010 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston, OH 45662
Dr. Julie Douthat O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1915 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. Robin Ellen Hamm-Lavalley O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 4248 Gallia Street, New Boston, OH 45662
Joseph Wm Babcock O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 721 7th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Clyde M. Fenton O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 2002 Robinson Avenue, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. Kelly Raies O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1915 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. Steven Wylie Binns O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 2808 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. Michael Miller O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1915 Scioto Trail, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. Jonathan Lucas OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1805 Waller Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. Aaron Todd Kallner O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 2002 Robinson Avenue, Portsmouth, OH 45662
Dr. Jeremy Depugh O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 4010 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston, OH 45662
Dr. Taylor Babcock O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 721 7th Street, Portsmouth, OH 45662
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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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