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
1235724774 BLUE RIDGE VISION, INC. 180 Toccoa Ct, Ellijay, GA 30540-0604
1740875293 DESTINY MCDUFFIE 538 Channel Dr, Winterville, NC 28590-9000
1386239820 CLASSIC EYES INCORPORATED 5605 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301-1332
1164017646 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 4028 Dale Rd, Modesto, CA 95356-9561
1205421781 INSIGHT EYECARE AND OPTICAL, LLC 4068 13th St, Saint Cloud, FL 34769-6775
1518552041 MAYISHA AHSAN-KHAN 19861 Foothill Ave, Hollis, NY 11423-1611
1295320778 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 11733 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628-2816
1033704507 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 11893 Valley View St, Garden Grove, CA 92845-1236
1316532898 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 12138 Firestone Blvd, Norwalk, CA 90650-4320
1962097469 VALDEZ EYE CARE 104 Chenega Ave, Ste C, Valdez, AK 99686-1368
1932794419 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 303 Twin Dolphin Dr Ste 122, Redwood City, CA 94065-1417
1457946931 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 100 S Harding Blvd, Roseville, CA 95678-3360
1538754007 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 31573 Rancho Pueblo Rd Ste 101, Temecula, CA 92592-4835
1760077325 WINNICK OPTOMETRY PC 725 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2148
1942895461 GARY HOWARD GREENE 4201 N 16th St Ste 160, Phoenix, AZ 85016-5348
1891380507 NATIONAL EYECARE ASSOCIATES, PLLC 1145 10th Ave E Unit 217, Seattle, WA 98102-4083
1215522909 GENERAL OPTOMETRY PC 5171 Kings Plz, Brooklyn, NY 11234-5218
1679168314 DR. JANE V MCDOW, OD INC. 1901 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130-1915
1689269276 EYE DOC LLC 371 Main St, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1665
1710572649 NYC OPTICAL GROUP LLC 531 Targee St, Staten Island, NY 10304-3501

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Data Provider National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), American Medical Association

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.