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Eye and Vision Exams

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At Maplewood EyeCare Center, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventive care eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on your individual medical history.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Gunnell will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, avocations and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Gunnell will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Gunnell will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Gunnell may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, medication, surgery or a medical device.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Gunnell to diagnose underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Gunnell evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using a slit lamp microscope providing high magnification and illumination. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we will dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these tests, Dr. Gunnell reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you. Contact us at 940-696-0296 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Medical Eye Examination

Sometimes medical conditions cause blurred or reduced vision. Among the most common are cataract, dry eyes, diabetes, high blood pressure, retinal disease and glaucoma. We have advanced technology to provide the most precise diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of these and other conditions. Medical eye examination and treatment services are often covered by your regular health insurance. It is not necessary to have special eye coverage.

New Patients Receive 15% OFF Second Pair of Complete Glasses!

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:30 am-12:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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