Optometrist

Grouping: Eye and Vision Services Providers

Optometrist (Taxonomy Code# 152W00000X) is a health care provider taxonomy defined by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association.

Taxonomy Overview

Taxonomy Code 152W00000X
Classification Optometrist
Grouping Eye and Vision Services Providers
Number of Providers 78054

Definition Optometrist

Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice. Optometrists are eye health care professionals state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.
Notes: Source: American Optometric Association (AOA), approved by the AOA’s Board of Trustees, June 21, 2005. [7/1/2006: definition modified]

Classification Information Optometrist

All Specializations of Optometrist

Specialization Definition
General Doctors of optometry (ODs) are the primary health care professionals for the eye. Optometrists examine, diagnose, treat, and manage diseases, injuries, and disorders of the visual system, the eye, and associated structures as well as identify related systemic conditions affecting the eye. An optometrist has completed pre-professional undergraduate education in a college or university and four years of professional education at a college of optometry, leading to the doctor of optometry (O.D.) degree. Some optometrists complete an optional residency in a specific area of practice. Optometrists are eye health care professionals state-licensed to diagnose and treat diseases and disorders of the eye and visual system.
Corneal and Contact Management The professional activities performed by an Optometrist related to the fitting of contact lenses to an eye, ongoing evaluation of the cornea’s ability to sustain successful contact lens wear, and treatment of any external eye or corneal condition which can affect contact lens wear.
Low Vision Rehabilitation Optometrists who specialize in low-vision care having training to assess visual function, prescribe low-vision devices, develop treatment plans, and recommend other vision rehabilitation services.
Occupational Vision Optometrists who work in Occupational Vision, the branch of environmental optometry, consider all aspects of the relationship between work and vision, visual performances, eye safety, and health.
Pediatrics Optometrists who work in Pediatrics are concerned with the prevention, development, diagnosis, and treatment of visual problems in children.
Sports Vision An optometrist who offers services designed to care for unique vision care needs of athletes, which may include one of more of the following services: corrective vision care unique to a specific sporting environment; protective eyewear for the prevention of sports-related injuries; vision enhancement - which may include vision therapy and techniques to improve visual skills specific to the athlete’s sport.
Vision Therapy Optometrists who specialize in vision therapy as a treatment process used to improve vision function. It includes a broad range of developmental and rehabilitative treatment programs individually prescribed to remediate specific sensory, motor and/or visual perceptual dysfunctions.

Providers Information

Optometrist · All Providers

NPI Name Address
1285231597 Megan Mcdonald 1933 Hwy 35, Wall Township, NJ 07719-3502
1063019446 Appleton Eye Associates PC (Organization) 21 Market Street, Suite 100, Ipswitch, MA 01938
1528665049 Melissa Ann Sy Rivera 503 Bullock St, Conshohocken, PA 19428-2807
1962009464 Jyoti Patel 1701 Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
1619574506 Jackson Heights Vision Express LLC (Organization) 3727 82nd St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372-7031
1275130064 Shivangi Patel 2816 Iveywood Dr, Monroe, NC 28110-9322
1588261309 Benjamin Hieu Vu 5615b Jackson St, Alexandria, LA 71303-2275
1023615812 Bay Vision Inc (Organization) 6951 22nd Ave North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
1306443163 Eyemax2020 (Organization) 3070 Harrodsburg Rd Ste 130, Lexington, KY 40503-2764
1912504846 National Vision Inc (Organization) 1025 Village Center Dr Ste 1, Tarentum, PA 15084-3840
1386241297 Simply See LLC (Organization) 1573 S Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32904-3540
1265039259 Urvi Patel 55 Westwood Ave, Westwood, NJ 07675-1713
1114524196 Kenneth E. Sweeney, O.d., Inc. (Organization) 825 Pollard Rd Ste 208, Los Gatos, CA 95032-1435
1023615069 Eagan Eye Clinic LLC (Organization) 12390 Sherburne Ave, Becker, MN 55308-9147
1316544364 Chelsey Kimiko Honma 3151 Airway Ave Ste M3, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-4626
1437756459 Atl Optical LLC (Organization) 9380 The Landing Dr Ste B, Douglasville, GA 30135-7177
1508463522 Mel Vision LLC (Organization) 2505 W University Dr # 1015, Denton, TX 76201-1629
1184221103 Mel Vision LLC (Organization) 6471 E Northwest Hwy Ste 130, Dallas, TX 75231-8007
1538766654 Sky High Vision (Organization) 14749 W 87th Pkwy, Unit D, Arvada, CO 80005
1033716212 Madison Street Provider Network Inc (Organization) 1371 Hecla Dr Ste C, Louisville, CO 80027-2318

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This dataset includes 800 health care provider taxonomy codes maintained by National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC). It is used in transactions specified in HIPAA and the National Provider Identifier (NPI) application for enumeration. Each taxonomy is registered with code, grouping, classification, specialization, definition, etc.