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Carolina Family Vision

Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Carolina Family Vision opened in 2009 in Holy Springs. The clinic specializes in eye examinations, eye diagnosis and treatment, eye health for infants, and refractive surgery. Holy Springs Sun has voted the clinic Best Eye Doctor and Best Eye Wear. The clinic provides financing options and helps patients in filing insurance claims. The clinic’s website highlights positive customer reviews.

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Dr. Edward Paul

Wilmington, NC 28403
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Dr. Edward Paul in Raleigh is one of the world’s foremost authorities on macular degeneration, eye diseases, and eye nutrition. Dr. Edward Paul is the researcher and inventor of the patented TOZAL comprehensive eye health formula, a prescription eye vitamin for the prevention and treatment of macular degeneration. Dr. Edward Paul has over 25 years of experience, is a graduate of the Southern College of Optometry, and holds a Ph.D. in Nutrition.

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Eye Care Associates

Raleigh, NC 27615
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Eye Care Associates is an optometry clinic in Raleigh with over 30 years of experience providing comprehensive eye exams, glasses, and contact lenses. The clinic is HIPPA compliant and helps the patients in filing insurance claims. The clinic’s website has an online frame gallery and a rate calculator for customers’ reference.

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5.0 / 5 (1)

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Eyecare Concepts

476 Shotwell Rd, Ste 104, Clayton, NC 27520
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Eyecare Concepts offers eye care services for adults and pediatric patients in Raleigh and the surrounding areas. The clinic conducts eye and vision exams, contact lens exams, eyewear, and Lasik eye surgery. Scott Wilkins and Sherry Briggs are the optometrists of the clinic. Scott was a licensed optician in North Carolina for six years before studying optometry. After graduation, he returned to the state to practice. Sherry has been an optometrist since 2000. She returned to Raleigh in 2003 to practice.

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EyeCare for You

Apex, NC 27523
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EyeCare for You in Apex is a family business run by a husband and wife team. The clinic provides optometric services in the field of eye emergencies, eye exams, LASIK, pediatric eye care, and contact lens fitting among others. The lead optometrist is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina Optometric Association. The clinic accepts most insurance providers.

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4.9 / 5 (30)
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4.5 / 5 (7)

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Family Eyecare Center

Raleigh, NC 27616
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Family Eyecare Center in Raleigh offers optometry services in contact lens exam, eye diseases, emergencies, and eye surgery, among others. The lead optometrist graduated with a Doctorate in Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry and has over 17 years of experience. The International Association of Boards of Examiners in Optometry has certified the lead optometrist in the treatment and management of ocular diseases. The lead optometrist is a member of the American Optometric Association and the North Carolina State Optometric Society.

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Johnson Optometric Associates

Garner, NC 27529
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Johnson Optometric Associates opened in 1950 in Garner and provides optometric services in the area of eye exams, diagnostic testing, optical lens services, and contact lens services. The lead optometrist is a graduate of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and has served as past president of the Fuquay-Varina Chamber of Commerce and the Fuquay-Varina Rotary Club. Customers said "I truly appreciate their level of detail" and "I was in and out in a timely manner."

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Mcpherson Family Eye Care

Wake Forest, NC 27587
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McPherson Family Eye Care is a full service optometry clinic in Wake Forest providing services such as emergency eye examination, diabetic retinopathy screenings, dry eye examinations, and vision therapy, among others. The lead optometrist is a graduate of University of Alabama School of Optometry and is a member of the American Public Health Association, North Carolina State Optometric Society, and American Optometric Association among others. The lead optometrist serves as a clinical examiner for the North Carolina State Board of Optometry.

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4.6 / 5 (323)
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5.0 / 5 (57)
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4.0 / 5 (19)

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North Wake Eye Care

Rolesville, NC 27571
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North Wake Eye Care opened in 2006 in Rolesville. The clinic is a member of Vision Sources and provides optometry services in vision correction, eye conditions, vision problems, and eye diseases. The lead optometrist has a Doctorate from Pennsylvania College of Optometry and a residency degree in ocular diseases from The Eye Institute. The lead optometrist is a member of the North Carolina Optometric Association, American Optometric Association, and the Eastern District.

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Preston Plaza Optometry

Cary, NC 27513
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Preston Plaza Optometry in Cary is a 2015 winner of the Patients’ Choice Award in Cary Optometrists. The clinic offers optometry services including eye exams and eye treatments, as well as selling eyeglasses and contact lenses. The lead optometrist graduated from the University of Houston College of Optometry and received his optometry license in 1983. The lead optometrist was voted one of Western Wake County's top three eye doctors in Cary Magazine's Maggi Awards for three consecutive years.

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Raleigh Eye Center

Raleigh, NC 27609
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Raleigh Eye Center opened in 1918 in Raleigh. The clinic treats cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic eye issues, and pediatric eye issues. The optometrists are board certified and the clinic is a member of WakeMed Health & Hospitals, Capital City Surgery Center, and UNC Rex Healthcare.

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Sohi Eye Care

Raleigh, NC 27604
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Sohi Eye Care in Raleigh provides optometry services including laser vision correction, digital retinal phototherapy, digital slit lamp imaging, and optical coherence tomography. The lead optometrist has a license to practice optometry in North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology. He completed his clinical training at the Eye Institute in Crozer-Chester Hospital in Chester.

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Stonehenge Vision Source

Raleigh, NC 27613
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Stonehenge Vision Source offers comprehensive vision examinations. The clinic specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, eye conditions, eye problems. The clinic also sells lenses, frames, and contacts. The clinic in Raleigh opened in 2003 and the lead optometrist obtained his doctorate from Illinois College of Optometry. Johnson & Johnson and the North Carolina State Optometric Society have named Dr. Obderdorf as North Carolina’s "Young O.D. of the Year."

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Triangle Eye Physicians

Raleigh, NC 27607
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Triangle Eye Physicians provides optometry services in corneal transplants, astigmatism, glaucoma, dry eyes, and diabetic eye diseases. The optometry clinic in Raleigh opened in 1991, and the lead optometrist has a Doctor of Medicine degree from Tulane University and won the Hauser Prize in Pathology. The lead optometrists is a Board Certified Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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Triangle Visions Optometry

Raleigh, NC 27613
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Triangle Visions Optometry opened in 1973 in Raleigh. The clinic is a provider of optometry services and vision care products and provides optometry services such as eye exams, vision correction, vision therapy, and treatment of eye diseases. The lead optometrist graduated with honors from the Southern College of Optometry and the clinic is open from Tuesday to Saturday.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

When should someone see an eye doctor?

A person should schedule an appointment with an eye doctor if they notice any deviation in their vision, such as blurriness, persistent floaters, sudden vision loss, or eye pain. Additionally, eye doctors can assist with diagnosing and treating bacterial eye infections, including cellulitis and keratitis, severe eye allergies, and viral conditions, such as ocular herpes.

How often should you go to the eye doctor?

Eye care professionals recommend routine eye exams every one to two years. Individuals with degenerative eye conditions may be required to visit the eye doctor yearly or semiannually. Routine eye exams for individuals with minor to severe vision problems help eye doctors manage conditions and spot warning signs for potential diseases.

Why do eye doctors dilate your eyes?

Eye dilation is a necessary aspect of the eye exam process. The procedure is performed with either eye drops or Optomap computerized technology, and it allows eye care specialists to test eye muscle function and measures how light enters the eye. Dilation also aids in diagnosing eye abnormalities and testing side vision.

Can an optometrist prescribe medication?

A licensed optometrist can prescribe a wide range of medications for infections, viruses, and allergies. Specific medications optometrists can prescribe include amoxicillin, prednisone steroids, acyclovir antivirals, and analgesics, including Vicodin for pain. Optometrists can also prescribe moistening drops and drops to treat allergies.

Should I go to the doctor for pink eye?

Pink eye, also known as conjunctivitis, is an extremely contagious eye infection. While symptoms that accompany the infection can often be treated at home, antibiotics are often required to eliminate the bacteria. Patients may request prescriptions over the phone, but it's important to visit a doctor for symptoms, such as severe pain, light sensitivity, and severe redness.

Can you bring your own frames to the eye doctor?

In most cases, patients can bring their own frames to the eye doctor. If an optician is on-site, new lenses can be cut by grinding machines to fit into existing frames. In addition to bringing frames to an eye doctor, certain eyeglass retailers, such as Visionworks and Costco, assist with placing new lenses into old frames.

Can an optometrist treat eye infections?

Licensed optometrists can diagnose and treat eye infections. Treatments include prescribing medications, such as eye antibiotics, antihistamines, and steroid drops. Diagnostic measures may include visual eye exams and culture samples. Common eye infections include conjunctivitis, ocular herpes, and styes.

How does one become an optometrist?

Optometrists are required to complete four years of optometry school following three or more years of college courses. Once optometry school is completed, an optometrist receives an OD degree, which stands for Doctor of Optometry.

Do optometrists go to medical school?

Optometrists do not go to traditional medical school. They attend optometry school for a four-year period, with courses that include basic science, anatomy, medical pathology, Optometric Theory and Methods, and ocular pharmacology. Upon completion, optometrists earn Doctor of Optometry degrees.

How long does it take to become an optometrist?

Optometrists must complete four-year optometry programs at accredited optometry schools. Three years or more of general college courses must be completed before students can move forward to optometry school. If the student wishes to pursue additional certifications, more time may be needed.

How much do optometrists make?

As of 2021, the average salary for an optometrist is between $113,380 and $141,904 per year. Additional factors that can result in higher or lower salaries include the time on the job and overall experience, additional degrees and certifications, patient bases, and geographical locations.

What degree do you need to be an optometrist?

To become a licensed, professional optometrist, students must earn a Doctor of Optometry degree. Licensed optometrists can perform examinations, diagnose eye health issues, and prescribe eyewear and contact lenses for vision correction.

What does OD mean for an eye doctor?

OD stands for Doctor of Optometry. A Doctor of Optometry degree is received once an optometry student completes four years of optometry school. Optometrists can diagnose and assist managing eye issues within a specific scope, while ophthalmologists earn M.D. Doctor of Medicine degrees and can perform eye surgery procedures.

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