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Eye & Vision Exams
At Christenson Vision Care, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine 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 whether you are at-risk or not.
Regular vision evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our optometrists 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, the Doctor may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or vision therapy.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam includes testing eye functionality. Our doctors perform 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. Christenson and Dr. Flynn to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Hudson optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry, to measure eye pressure. Retinal fundus photos allow us to objectively assess and document the health of the back of your eyes. After completing these short tests, Dr. Christenson and Dr. Flynn will review the results and discuss any treatments or recommendations for you. Contact us at 715-381-1234 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.