Eye Examinations

If you’ve never had an eye examination before you may be unsure what to expect. Rarely do any of our tests or procedures cause pain or discomfort. You will happy to know we no longer use the “puff of air” test. Much of what we do is to get to know you and your needs, your general health, work environment, your hobbies and interests for which you rely on your vision. We focus on you as an individual and all aspects of your eye care in our office. Since many health conditions and medications can affect your vision and eyes, a thorough history is essential. We are not just looking at your eyes alone, but as they relate to the rest of your body. Your first visit in our office may take up to one hour, perhaps longer depending on your needs, complexity of care, and necessary baseline tests.

Your eyes will be dilated during your exam. Pupil dilation remains the best method to detect very subtle and early nerve and retinal disease. Although it is a minor inconvenience, pupil dilation is still the method preferred by retinal specialists for evaluation of the paper thin tissue that allows you to see. For this reason it is the standard of care and the method of retinal examination we recommend. If you do not have sunglasses of your own we will provide you with a disposable pair to help with light sensitivity.

We believe you will be impressed with the high level of eye care you receive where the emphasis is on YOU and your well being. We are proud to be in a small town and to provide excellent care as well as personable service. You will not get this at the big box stores. We look forward to meeting you and your family and helping to solve your vision problems.

If you are new patient to us, please proceed to our new patients page and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.