Dr. Derek Long, OD

Dr. Derek Long, OD

Optometry  |  
Male  |  
40 y/o
215 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Derek S. Long was born in Hutchinson, Kansas. He completed his undergraduate studies at Southwestern College in Winfield, Kansas with a B.S. in Biology. While there, Dr. Long played football for four years as a defensive end earning all-conference honors and winning two conference championships. Dr. Long graduated from Northeastern State University, College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK. During his time at NSUCO, he received the Clinical Excellence Award in the area of Contact Lenses. He practices full scope optometry which includes the fitting of contact lenses and spectacles of the lightest, thinnest and most cosmetic materials available. He comanages with ocular surgeons to provide comprehensive eye and vision care working with cataract, retinal, refractive, and oculoplastic specialists. Dr Long is an active member in the American Optometric Association and the Arkansas Optometric Association. Dr. Long also owns North Little Rock Eye Care and Eye Exams, Inc. in Hot Springs, AR. Dr. Long lives in Maumelle with his wife Natalie, who is a stay at home mom, and their baby girl Cayman Elizabeth born 11/1/2008. He is a member of the Maumelle Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Maumelle and the Maumelle Lions Club where he does vision screenings in area schools as part of the program sponsored by Lions Clubs International. Dr. Long enjoys golf, hunting, trout fishing, hiking, and traveling....See Less

Maumelle Eye Care

102 Towne Centre Dr Ste 1

Maumelle, AR 72113
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid of Arkansas
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)

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Care Philosophy

Maumelle Eye Care has been a leading provider of optometry services and vision care products in the Maumelle community since 2004, and we want to help you achieve and maintain clear vision for years to come.

Our experienced eye doctors offer comprehensive vision examinations at our Maumelle optometry office and specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems. We use advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products and are committed to improving the quality of life of persons in the Maumelle community through enhanced vision. Give yourself the gift of clear vision – schedule an appointment with Derek S. Long, O.D. today.

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  • Optometry

Board Certifications

  • Optometry
    Accredited by: American Board of Optometry

Conditions Treated

  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blurred Vision
  • Cataract
  • Dry Eyes
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Glaucoma
  • Night Blindness
  • Watering Eyes


  • Allergy Drops
  • Allergy Treatment
  • Contact Lens Exams
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Drops
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Patch
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eyeglasses
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Vision Screening

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Northeastern State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Northeastern State University
    Medical School | Graduated 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Long's Reviews

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Dr. Long's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
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  • Average wait time
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Patient Reviews (1)
Maumelle, AR |
Went in for an eye exam for a prescription for glasses which insurance covered. I was billed for diagnosis/treatment which I didn't ask to be examined for. Because the office tried billing insurance for this it wasn't covered. Tried working this out with billing, requesting they bill for the eye examine which is what I requested and they weren't willing to work with me. Also, they charged me for a test that I told them I didn't want and insurance didn't cover. They did remove this charge.
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Dr. Long accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Ambetter
    Superior Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • EyeMed Vision Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid of Arkansas
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
  • Vision Service Plan (VSP)