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Dr. Karen Elizabeth Best O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1507 NW Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012
Jilda Edean Long OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 22 SE Campbell Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24011
Dr. Neal S. Jessup O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.77 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 2205 NE Orange Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24012
Dr. Miranda A. Collins O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 5350 Clearbrook Village Lane, Roanoke, VA 24014
Dr. Kevin Thomas Coolbaugh OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.31 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 1960 SW Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
Dr. Emma-Catherine Hix Ali O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 707 South Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24016
Dr. Shari L. Coolbaugh OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1960 SW Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
Dr. Alicia Marie Greene O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1970 Roanoke Boulevard, Salem, VA 24153
Dr. Joe Riley Blackstock OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 5049 NW Valley View Boulevard, Roanoke, VA 24012
Dr. Patrick Bruce Curran O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 5049 NW Valley View Boulevard, Roanoke, VA 24012
Dr. Michael Addison Johnson OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 5049 NW Valley View Boulevard, Roanoke, VA 24012
Dr. Miles Jeffery Newman OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 5049 NW Valley View Boulevard, Roanoke, VA 24012
Dr. Andrew C. Kartesz OD
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
Address: 2726 Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
Dr. Sarah Marie Zink O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1507 NW Hershberger Road, Roanoke, VA 24012
Dr. Kari Harner Boothe O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Address: 1960 SW Electric Road, Roanoke, VA 24018
Dr. Jeffrey Charles Shelton O.D.
Specializes in Optometry (Primary Eye Care)
Average rating 2.63 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 4802 NW Valley View Boulevard, Roanoke, VA 24012
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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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