Comprehensive Eye Exams & So Much More
Midland Eye Associates provides a complete eye evaluation of eye health with every eye examination. This service is provided at the same cost as a typical exam with an optometrist who only performs vision testing.
The doctor will perform a functional eye exam that assesses how a person’s particular vision impairment affects his or her daily living. This will determine if low vision optical devices, large print reading materials, or better lighting can help the person function more effectively.
Vision Field Testing
This part of the exam can detect dysfunction in your central or peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions including glaucoma, stroke, brain tumors, or other neurological deficits.
There are two different types of color vision defects. Congenital defects which we are born with and Acquired defects which are acute in nature due to a new medical condition. Both can be tested for at our office using a series of colorful plates.
This is the part of the exam that measures the ability of the vision system to discern the relative distances of various objects, also known as stereopsis test.
Tests used to detect glaucoma include Tonometry, the intial test that measures eye pressure, Pachymetry, which measures the thickness of the cornea, and a visual field test which measures peripheral vision. Ocular Coherence Tomography is a non-invasive test that scans the back of the eye to measure for nerve tissue thinning.
- Allergies of the Eye
- Computer Visual Problems
- Red Eye Treatment
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Refractive Surgery Consultation
- Glaucoma Management
- Diabetic Eye Care
- Red Eye Treatment
- Macular Degeneration
- Optic Nerve Disease
The doctors of Midland Eye Associates and our staff love seeing kids! Children should have regular eye exams starting at age 3. 3-6 years of age is the best time to course correct potential long-term eye conditions.
Annual eye exams are then recommended for kids who have eye conditions or wear corrective lenses.
At least one eye exam every two years is recommended for all children to ensure they can perform their best in school, sports, and activities.
ADULTS OVER 40
If you are over 40 years of age, you have likely noticed some changes in your vision.
Beginning in the early to mid-forties, most adults may start to experience problems with their ability to see clearly at close distances, especially for reading and computer tasks. This normal aging change in the eye’s focusing ability, called presbyopia, will continue to progress over time.
Most adults who wear corrective lenses will begin to need progressive lenses. The Opticians at Midland Eye Associates are all very experienced and will work with you to help find the right progressive lens or contact lens solution.
Annual eye exams for senior citizens are especially important. Dr. Kimball and Dr. Erickson will examine issues common with the elderly like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and cataracts.
As we age, cataracts are a normal evolution of the aging eye. The doctors of Midland Eye Associates screen for cataracts as a regular part of all senior citizen eye exams.
Eye sight in senior citizens can change dramatically as the year’s pass, requiring regular exams to ensure you and/or your loved ones can see well for driving, reading, and activities they enjoy.