We offer comprehensive eye exams for adults and children, contact lens fitting, urgent eye care, ocular disease managment and optical services.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Annual eye exams are very important not only to determine if you need glasses or contact lenses, but to also maintain the health of your eyes. An eye exam typically takes 30 to 40 minutes and is crucial to protecting and preserving you vision for a lifetime. A complete eye exam consists of a series of tests to evaluate your vision and to check for any ocular health concerns.
An exam consists of:
- Muscle balance
- Pupil Assessment
- Visual Acuity Measurement
- Refraction Assessment
- Near Point evaluation
- Visual Field testing
- Ocular Health Evaluation
Standard Eye Exam Recommendations:
1) Young Children:
Early detection of vision problems is important for successful treatment. Infants and toddlers have their eyes checked by their pediatrician at 6 months and annually at their pediatric checkups. Children should also have a full examination once they know their letters, numbers and shapes. This is typically age 4 before they start preschool. This is different for children with certain risk factors, so talk with your pediatrician about when an eye exam is appropriate for your child.
2) School age children and Teens:
Children should have their eyes checked before entering kindergarten and every other year thereafter. Children with high risk factors or symptoms should be re-checked every year.
Annual eye exams are recommended even for those who don’t wear glasses or contacts. Early detection and treatment can be the key to preventing sight loss. If you experience a sudden change in your vision you should seek medical advice as it may be an indication of potentially serious problems that might require emergency medical attention.
4) People with high risk vision problems:
If you have certain health problems or any family history of eye disease, you will need more frequent exams. Annual exams are very important for patients with a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, history of cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, thyroid disease and HIV.
Contact Lens Exam and Fitting:
A thorough evaluation and fitting is needed to insure a proper and healthy contact lens fit. Several measurements are taken to determine whether a patient is a candidate for contact lenses. These measurements also determine the type and curvature of lens your eyes need.
Successful contact lens wear depends on healthy eyes, a proper fit and a patient’s compliance with the prescribed wearing schedule and care system. A contact lens is a medical device and should be handled with care and taken very seriously.
A contact lens patient needs to be examined annually.
Dr. Hoeppner is fully trained in fitting all types of contact lenses including daily wear, extended wear, colored lenses, contacts for astigmatism, bifocal lenses and rigid gas permeable lenses.
Urgent Eye Care:
An eye emergency is an event where your eyesight is at risk. This does require prompt treatment to prevent any vision loss. If you feel you have an emergency, please contact us immediately so we can schedule you appropriately or advise you on what steps to take. If the doctor is unable to assist you please contact or visit the nearest emergency room.
These following things require immediate attention:
- Chemical contact with face or eyes
- Severe head, face or eye injury
- Sudden loss of all or part of your vision
- Bulging eye
- Painful eye
- Sudden onset of flashing lights or floating objects
- Appearance of a “veil” or “curtain” across your field of vision
- Sudden change in pupil size
- Foreign body in the eye
- Sudden onset of double vision
Ocular Disease Management:
Dr. Hoeppner is a licensed therapeutic optometrist and is certified to treat and manage a variety of ocular diseases including:
- Dry eyes
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
- Corneal abnormalities
If you have any concerns that you may have an ocular disease, please contact our office for an evaluation today.
We provide the latest technology in frames and lenses to fit your personal needs. We have a large selection of designer frames, sunglass frames, children’s frames and sports eyewear. We offer thin, lightweight lenses as well as special coatings and lens designs. We also have the newest technology in bifocals and progressive addition lenses (no-line bifocals).
We are happy to accommodate prescriptions from out-side doctors as well. We also provide lifetime spectacle adjustments and minor repairs. No appointment is necessary to visit our optical.
We do all sorts of repairs. Please see our repairs page for details.
On Site Lab:
We added a lab when we relocated to our larger eye center in 2012. We stock thousands of single vision lenses and can turn things around much quicker than the competitions. We particiate in the EyeMed and VSP In Office Finishing program we have a large number of lenses and coatings avabilable with quick turn around.