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Enrique Gonzalez-Bernard
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 9419 Lorton Market St, Lorton, VA 22079
Norlando Conanan
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 6307 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22303
Dr. Nancy Maria Draskovic OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 8101 Hinson Farm Rd, Alexandria, VA 22306
Michael Kin Chung Wong OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.94 Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 6506 Loisdale Rd, Springfield, VA 22150
Dr. David Howard Hettler O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
1 Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 6098 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310
Dr. Parker Thomas May OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3.54 Average rating 3.54 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
Address: 6098 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310
Dr. Karen Patricia Krotine OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.35 Average rating 4.35 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 6756 Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22306
James N. Gomez
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.93 Average rating 4.93 stars out of 5 (46 ratings)
Address: 5885 Kingstowne Bd, Alexandria, VA 22315
Nicole Salomone
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 6699 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150
George Francis Brown O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.3 Average rating 4.3 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 8350 Traford Ln, Springfield, VA 22152
Ender Ali Adam O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
4.6 Average rating 4.6 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
Address: 8350 Traford Ln, Springfield, VA 22152
Aileen Phuong Lien Nguyen O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 6406 Springfield Pl, Springfield, VA 22150
Dr. Adriana Silvia Wiseman O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 9160 Belvoir Woods Pwy, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060
Dr. Anup Panjwani O.D
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 3838 Watkins Mill Dr, Alexandria, VA 22304
Michael Jeffrey Davidson O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
3.69 Average rating 3.69 stars out of 5 (16 ratings)
Address: 8350 Traford Ln, Springfield, VA 22152
James Paul Kim O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 8350 Traford Ln, Springfield, VA 22152
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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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