Dr. Ben Palmer, OD

Dr. Ben Palmer, OD

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Optometry  |  
Male  |  
36 y/o
(146)

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Dr. Palmer completed his bachelor's degree in biology at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and received his doctorate of optometry from Pacific University College of Optometry. His rigorous clinical training has provided him expertise in many eye diseases such as: glaucoma, diabetes, cataracts, macular degeneration, and dry eye syndrome. Dr. Palmer is one of very few optometrists licensed to treat glaucoma in California. Also, Dr. Palmer specializes in contact lenses, pediatric eye exams, and eye emergencies. He is a member of the American Optometric Association, California Optometric Association, and Tri-County Optometric Association. Aside from work, he is a lifelong swimmer and competed on the Cal Poly swim team. He also enjoys surfing, and camping. Dr. Palmer is truly thrilled to be part of the Nipomo community, as it has been his long-term goal to return to the central coast. He looks forward to meeting you!

Nipomo Optometry

125 S Frontage Rd

Nipomo, CA 93444
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid of California
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

It is the mission of Nipomo Optometry to provide the most comprehensive care possible, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and quality products. In addition, we are proud to deliver a standard of care to our patient community that is professional, caring, and family-oriented.
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Specialties

  • Optometry
  • Anterior Segment Ophthalmology
  • Contact Lens Fitting
  • Cornea & Contact Management
  • Cornea & External Diseases
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pediatric Optometry
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Uveitis
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Board Certifications

Dr. Palmer does not have any board certifications listed.

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Conditions Treated

  • Accidental Eye Injuries
  • Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia
  • Astigmatism
  • Binocular Vision Disorder
  • Black Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Chemical Burn - Eyes
  • Chronic Eye Diseases
  • Color Blindness
  • Congenital Glaucoma
  • Convergence Insufficiency
  • Corneal Flash Burns
  • Corneal Scar
  • Dilatation
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Muscle Disorders
  • Eye Palsy
  • Eye Paresis
  • Eye Strain
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyebrow Disorders
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Hazy Vision
  • Hypotropia
  • Iritis
  • Low Vision
  • Meibomitis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Convergence Spasm
  • Poor Color Vision
  • Presbyopia
  • Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
  • Reading Disorders
  • Refractive Error
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Migraine
  • Retinal Scarring
  • Retinopathy
  • Severe Myopia
  • Stye
  • Vision Impairment
  • Vision Loss
  • Visual Aura
  • Visual Dysfunction
  • Visual Field Loss
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Watering Eyes

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Procedures

  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • B-Scan Ultrasound
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Diabetes Eye Care
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Epi-LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Lash Enhancer
  • Ocular Inflammation (Uveitis) Treatment
  • Post-Operative Care
  • Pre-Operative Care
  • Prism Lenses
  • Punctal Plug Insertion
  • Retinal Testing
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Strabismus Examination
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Pacific University College of Optometry
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Pacific University College of Optometry
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Palmer has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palmer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palmer to family and friends
4.9
based on 146 total reviews
Dr. Palmer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Palmer accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid of California
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare