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Sonny Truong
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 901 N Stuart Street, Arlington, VA 22203
Lindsay Schad
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (32 ratings)
Address: 233 SE Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20003
Norlando Conanan
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 6307 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22303
Naghmeh Zaer
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1100 S Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Dr. Tara Lynn Stanley O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.67 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 5130 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
Dr. Catherine S. Vugia OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 6231 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044
Dr. Tina Vu Kelly OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 3223 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Dr. Nancy Maria Draskovic OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 8101 Hinson Farm Road, Alexandria, VA 22306
Lisa Wei OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care), Pediatric Ophthalmology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
Address: 3801 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-528-8899
Clinical Interests: eye problems, strabismus
Dr. Ha-Phuong T. Tran OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 6231 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044
Faryal Azam
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.96 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 233 SE Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20003
Dr. William Dodge Perry O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 5653 Columbia Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041
Dr. Sapho Doan OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 1800 S Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Dr. Dora Adamopoulos O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.43 stars out of 5 (27 ratings)
Address: 5901 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22304
Dr. Ying-Ta Chen O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.8 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 6100 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22044
Elizabeth Ann Lobaugh OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 3800 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
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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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