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Best Optometrists in Anchorage, AK

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Eagle River, AK 99577 Rating

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5.0 (4)
5.0 (1)

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Eagle River Vision Clinic is an optometry practice serving the Eagle River community. The clinic has a reputation for being flexible with patients' schedules and offering personalized care with full eye exams covering eye health, eye function analysis for focus and movement, vision testing, and testing for glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration. Staff can also help patients with contact lens options including hard to fit contacts, and the center provides pre- and post-operative exams for LASIK and other procedures. Additional services include Ortho-K overnight corneal reshaping and the diagnosis and treatment of computer vision, sports vision, and ocular diseases such as dry eye, low vision, and astigmatism. Both Dr. Robert Fleckenstein and Dr. Levi Porter obtained their Doctor of Optometry degrees from Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Anchorage, AK 99503 Rating

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4.0 (12)
4.6 (5)

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Nova Eyecare Center has been an Anchorage optometry clinic since 1977 and brings over 50 years of combined experience. The center provides comprehensive eye exams for preschoolers to seniors, contact lenses exam, urgent eye care, LASIK pre- and post-operative care, cataracts detection and consultation, and detection and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetes. Clients can also choose from a selection of top-name designer frames, sunglasses, and safety glasses, and the clinic uses some of the latest technology such as Optos retinal imaging and the Kowa Digital Retinal Camera. The founder, Dr. Thomas R.Roselius, received his Doctorate Degree from Pacific University Oregon, and the owner, Dr. Nhan T. Tran, graduated from the Southern California College of Optometry. The clinic's optician and insurance administrator each also have over 25 years of experience and are happy to assist patients with any of their needs.

Anchorage, AK 99503 Rating

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2.5 (28)

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Northern Lights Eye Care brings 10 years of optometry experience to Anchorage residents. The office is open Monday through Saturday and provides comprehensive eye exams, pediatric eye exams, management of ocular diseases, eye emergency care such as for pink eye, LASIK and refractive surgery co-management, dry eye treatment, and Latisse. Northern Lights uses the latest equipment and also offers fittings for sports and other specialty eyewear. Owner Dr. Adam Huff graduated from State University of New York College of Optometry, participated in vision screenings at the Special Olympics, speaks Spanish, and has been on optometric missions to Peru and Nicaragua. Dr. Ashley Kettler holds certifications for Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Agent (TPA) and glaucoma through the Alaska State Board of Optometry. The founder, Dr. Stephen Stralka, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Optometrists and served in the US Army.

Anchorage, AK 99507 Rating

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5.0 (10)
4.3 (6)
1.0 (2)

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Conley Marcum, OD is an Anchorage optometry practice and has almost 15 years of practice in the field. Patients appreciate the center's top-quality care as well as compassionate service and visit the office for dry eye treatment, glaucoma diagnosis and treatment, and glasses and contact lens prescriptions. Additional services cover visual field testing, diagnosis of diabetes and macular degeneration, cataracts, removal of minor foreign bodies in the eye, and the diagnosis and treatment of red eye and infections. Dr. Conley Marcum graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry and encourages patients to come in for regular exams in order to catch any signs of issues and/or degeneration early on. Some helpful FAQs are listed on the center's website, and appointment request forms can be submitted directly online as well.

Anchorage, AK 99503 Rating

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5.0 (8)
3.5 (6)

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Accurate Vision Clinic has been providing optometry services in Anchorage since 1990. Services include comprehensive vision examinations, the diagnosis and treatment of various eye diseases and conditions such as pink eye, glaucoma, lazy eye and cataracts, and state-of-the-art diagnostic technology including the Optomap Retinal Exam. Clients can also choose from a large selection of lenses, frames, and contact lenses per their individual style and vision needs, and co-management of LASIK and other refractive surgeries, as well as low vision therapy, are also available. Dr. Benjamin Crawford holds a BS in Biochemistry and a Doctor of Optometry from the Illinois College of Optometry. Dr. Victoria Blower is certified to treat and manage ocular diseases, is a member of the American Optometric Association, has served as an officer of the Alaska Optometric Association, and volunteers regularly.

Anchorage, AK 99515 Rating

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5.0 (5)
5.0 (3)

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Katmai Eye and Vision Center brings over 35 years of optometry practice to Anchorage patients. The office is known for being friendly and helpful with services for primary eye care exams, eyewear styling and consulting, contact lenses fitting and options, dry eye and Meibomian Gland Disease treatment, neuro-perceptual therapy, traumatic brain injury visual recovery treatment, and sports vision training. Dr. Sheryl Lentfer is a former president of the Alaska Optometric Association and member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, Optometric Extension Program, and the College of Optometrists in Vision Development. Dr. Laura Kompkoff is a former president of the King County Society of the Optometric Physicians of Washington and a member of the American Optometric Association, College of Optometrists in Vision Development, Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association, and the Optometric Extension Program.

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Conley Marcum, OD
Accurate Vision Clinic
Katmai Eye and Vision Center


  • Introduction

    An optometrist is an eye care specialist who diagnoses and treats vision issues with corrective eyewear or contact lenses. Optometrists are licensed to practice optometry, an area of eye health that includes performing eye exams, diagnosing eye abnormalities, testing for eye disease, and prescribing medications. Following diagnosis, optometrists assist patients with treating immediate issues and managing vision changes.

    All optometrists are required to complete four years of optometry school to earn a Doctor of Optometry degree. While an optometrist is not a medical doctor, they can provide ophthalmology referrals when patients require surgery or treatment out of their general scope.
  • What is an eye doctor called?

    An eye doctor with a medical degree is an ophthalmologist. Optometrists aren't medical doctors; however, they're licensed professionals who can diagnose a wide range of eye issues, prescribe medications to treat eye infections, and provide continuing care for changing eye health in children, adults, and seniors.

  • What is an optometrist?

    An optometrist is an eye care professional that has a license and certification in optometry. Optometrists hold OD degrees, which allows them to perform thorough eye exams, both visually and through computer technology, diagnose eye abnormalities and infections, and prescribe eyewear, contact lenses, and various types of medication.

  • Are optometrists doctors?

    An optometrist is not a medical doctor. Optometrists hold OD degrees, which are Doctor of Optometry degrees. Similar to medical doctors, optometrists can diagnose and treat eye disease and prescribe medications, such as eye antibiotics, eye analgesics, and ocular antivirals.

  • What does an optometrist do?

    Optometrists have a focus on eye health and vision correction. An optometrist performs visual examinations of the eye and retina through a phoropter machine, diagnoses eye conditions ranging from visual issues to bacterial infections, and prescribes contact and corrective lenses.

  • What is the difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist?

    An optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry, while an ophthalmologist is an actual medical doctor who has completed traditional medical school with a focus on eye health. Optometrists can diagnose eye conditions and create treatment and management plans, and they can prescribe eyewear. Ophthalmologists can perform eye surgery and treat conditions, such as cataracts and glaucoma.

  • What’s the difference between an optometrist and an optician?

    An optometrist is a Doctor of Optometry who diagnoses eye diseases, performs examinations for vision conditions, and prescribes corrective eyeglasses and contacts. Optometrists can also prescribe antivirals, antihistamines, and antibiotics to help treat eye infections, dry eyes, and allergies. Opticians are eye care professionals that aid in fitting eyeglasses and devices to correct vision.