Comprehensive, Preventive Care
Eye exams are an important part of preventive health care. We provide a thorough checkup for not only the state of your vision but the health of your eyes. Visual acuity is important, but ensuring the internal and external structures of your eyes is imperative.
Regular exams allow our optometrists to look for early signs of eye disease. Many conditions that lead to vision loss do not show symptoms at first, so seeing an optometrist is your best defense against eye disease.
Our thorough approach establishes a baseline for your vision and your ocular health, allowing us to monitor your eyes over time and check for changes that may indicate eye disease. Rest assured, we’ll always explain any procedures or tests to ensure your comfort.Book Appointment
The When & Why of Eye Exams
The American Optometric Association recommends low-risk adult patients have an eye exam every 2 years until age 65, when they should have annual eye exams.
Patients who wear contacts, have a very high prescription, have a vision condition, or who live with diabetes should have more frequent exams as recommended by their optometrist. We will work with you to determine a personalized schedule.Book Appointment
What Happens During an Eye Exam?
When you walk into our practice, you’ll be greeted by our friendly team. If you’re a new patient, we’ll ask questions about your health history, lifestyle, and current medications. We’ll discuss your family history, give you time to ask questions and address any concerns you might have.
Comprehensive eye exams are more than just a vision test. Our questions about your health and family history help us assess your risk factors for eye diseases or other vision conditions.
During the exam, we will carefully and thoroughly evaluate both the internal and external structures of the eye using the latest technology. We will measure your visual acuity to determine whether you need corrective lenses, or if you already have them, we’ll make sure your prescription is up-to-date.
We may also assess your color vision, how well the eyes work as a team, depth perception, and the way your pupils respond to light. We use a hand-held ophthalmoscope, and a microscope called a slit lamp to examine your eyes.
Our office has invested in the most up-to-date technology for viewing the different parts of your eye. With high-resolution fundus photography and ocular coherence tomography, we can view and take images of the eye’s most important structures.
Images of your retina, macula, and optic nerve give us an up-close look at the blood vessels in these areas, allowing us to observe any anomalies. Keeping the images on file lets us look for any changes between appointments.
Keeping a close watch on your internal eye structures lets us detect eye diseases like glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration before they damage your vision.
Book Your Appointment Today
Even if you think you have perfect vision, it’s still important to have regular eye exams. Eye diseases can begin with few to no symptoms, so a comprehensive exam remains the best way to assess any early signs of sight-threatening conditions.
Preserve your sight for years to come by booking a comprehensive eye exam today.Book Appointment
- 904 Parkway Ave
- Elkhart, IN 46516
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Thursday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
- Saturday: By appointment
- Sunday: Closed