Eye Exams at Rib Mountain Eye Care
At Rib Mountain Eye Care, our goal is to provide you with the best quality of vision right now while also protecting your eye health to preserve your vision long-term. To do this, we encourage full examinations one time a year, or more frequently if you have any vision concerns or changes. Eye exams can provide incredible insight into your vision quality and even help prevent eye disease.
What happens During an Eye Exam?
When you come in for an eye exam in Wausau, we’ll work with you closely to gather information about your medical history. We’ll also talk to you about any symptoms you’ve had, such as changes in your ability to see distances or blurry vision. Then, we’ll conduct the eye exam. There are two components of your eye exam.
Eye Health: It’s important for us to be sure your eyes are healthy. To do that, we must look at the structure of your eyes. We use a variety of machines and non-invasive tools to gather an inside view of the eye structure. The process allows us to detect conditions such as glaucoma or macular degeneration.
Vision Quality: Your vision acuity, or quality, is the next step. Here, we’ll ask you to read letters on a chart to determine the quality of your vision. We may also offer peripheral vision screening. And, we’ll place a variety of lenses in front of your eyes to test the ways we may be able to improve your vision.
If you need prescription glasses, we’ll recommend this now. We’ll provide you with a prescription you can use to pick out lenses and frames.
Contact Lens Exams
If you need a prescription and know that you would prefer contact lenses, we’ll conduct a bit more of a thorough examination. In a contact lens exam, we also need to take measurements and determine the proper type of contact lens for your eyes. If this is your first time obtaining contact lenses, we’ll offer a fitting to ensure you know how to use them, care for them, and maintain them.
Vision Therapy and Pediatric Optometry
Pediatric optometry is available to you at our location. We recommend children come in for an eye exam at least prior to kindergarten, or sooner if you notice any changes in their vision or developmental delays. If we find conditions such as lazy eye, or other vision problems related to the muscle strengthen within the eye, we may recommend vision therapy. This is a process that works to strengthen the muscles and encourages the eye to work and communicate with the brain through the optical nerve.
Schedule Eye Exams with Your Wausau Optometrist Today
Come in to see your Wausau optometrist today to learn more about your eyes. Eye exams should always be done no matter the quality of your vision on a routine basis at least one time a year. Call Rib Mountain Eye Care today: 715-803-2700.