Routine eye exams are important for all ages and are not just for individuals experiencing vision problems. Did you know that routine eye exams can detect a surprising amount of conditions that may otherwise go undetected? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Optometric Association, some of these conditions include aneurysms, diabetes, brain tumors, cancer, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and autoimmune disorders, just to name a few.
Routine exams also offer a touch point with your eye doctor to make sure your vision is healthy, and stays that way. Beyond obtaining a new glasses or contact lens prescription, an eye exam is an opportunity for your provider to diagnose eye diseases early when treatment is most effective. We recommend seeing your family eye care provider on a regular basis to keep your eyes healthy!
During the exam, your provider and technician team will test your visual acuity (sharpness), eye alignment, eye movement, and overall ocular wellness. Eye drops to dilate your pupils will be used to provide a comprehensive examination of optic nerve and retinal health.
Ophthalmologists and Optometrists are eye doctors. Minnesota Eye Consultants Ophthalmologists and Optometrists work together collaboratively to identify and treat all of your eye problems. If you need surgical intervention, one of our doctors of Ophthalmology will perform the surgical procedure. Our doctors of Optometry identify and treat ocular disease and perform non-surgical procedures. If you are seeking a contact lens prescription, you will be scheduled with one of our Optometrists.
It’s important to understand your insurance benefits and how they apply to your appointment. Please visit our Billing and Financing page for more information.
Minnesota Eye Consultants is proud to offer patients convenient access to eye care across the Twin Cities. We have 4 locations, each with an onsite ambulatory surgery center (ASC).