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Dr. Linda S. Pinsky O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 401 N 11th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Dr. Valarie Simpson Jerome O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1111 E Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Dr. Stephen Selph Jennings O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.88 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 2301 Hilliard Road, Henrico, VA 23228
Christopher Robert McGarry OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 3.25 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 7229 Forest Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226
Dr. Gerald R. Neidigh Jr. O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 3601 Grove Avenue, Richmond, VA 23221
Dr. Peter G. Nardone O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 5419 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226
Dr. Kristine-Hue Thi Van O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Richmond, VA 23230
Dr. Robert Gregg Rainer O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 3.67 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 5617 Broad St, Dumbarton, VA 23230
Dr. Charles Winston Harrill OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 7290 Hanover Green Drive, Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Dr. Lester G. Peters O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: Brook Road, Richmond, VA 23227
Dr. Laurel E/ Loukx O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 5419 Patterson Avenue, Richmond, VA 23226
Dr. Kenneth Bryce Gordon OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4811 S Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, VA 23231
Dr. Alan Gregory Toler O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
Address: 1407 Westover Hills Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23225
Dr. Kevin J. Green O. D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 2038 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
Dr. Clifford Alan Roffis OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4811 S Laburnum Avenue, Henrico, VA 23231
Dr. Adam Herold OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 4911 W Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23230
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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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