Your eyes are one of the most complex organs in your body, with the incredible ability to focus on up to 50 objects in one second and differentiate between 10 million colors. They’re one of the most fundamental tools for perceiving the world around us and, as such, deserve the best in cutting-edge optical medical technologies.
At Art of Optiks, every annual eye exam is an opportunity to protect your vision today and in the future. Our comprehensive eye examinations go beyond what you may have undergone in the past, with state-of-the-art equipment designed to provide us with a complete picture of your eye health.
The first step in your comprehensive eye examination at Art of Optiks is taking your health history. We’ll ask about any existing conditions, family history regarding eye health, medication allergies, and environmental factors that could impact your ocular well-being.
Your St. Louis Park eye doctor will use a Snellen Eye Chart to test how far you can see at various distances. You will sit a certain distance from the chart and read off symbols or letters that decrease in size as you move down. We also have accommodations for children, non-verbal, and bilingual patients.
The refraction and binocular vision assessment lets your eye doctor know which prescription lenses you need to correct your vision. Beyond the basic “Which looks better? 1 or 2?” test, our eye doctors also work to find the correct balance between clear vision and comfortable wearability.
Our eye doctors at Art of Optiks will conduct a basic color vision screening test to ensure you’re not living with hereditary color vision deficiencies, color blindness, or any other concern that might compromise your color vision in the future.
Art of Optiks eye exams consist of comprehensive assessments of the retina, cornea, and optic nerve to identify any abnormalities that might affect your vision if left unchecked. They’ll also look for the early warning signs of systemic conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes, which can present in the eye before they’re detectable anywhere else.
One of the core components of your comprehensive eye examination is a slit lamp evaluation, during which we assess the front and back of your eyes using a special instrument called a slit lamp. It is equipped with a high-intensity light and DSLR MVC camera that allows eye doctors to closely examine the inside and outside of your eye.
Our eye doctors will show you the captured images during the evaluation and educate you on any areas of concern, including early signs of:
At Art of Optiks, we can detect potential health issues early, then take steps to preserve your vision before it’s too late.
We happily accommodate contact lens evaluations during your comprehensive eye exam at Art of Optiks. Our eye doctors will ask questions about your lifestyle and educate you on health considerations to help you find the right kind of contact lens for your specific concerns. A few of the lenses we offer through our practice include:
If this is your first time wearing contact lenses, we offer a one-on-one class with our friendly technicians. Our technicians will train you on proper insertion, removal, and general best practices for caring for your lenses, so you’ll walk out of our Edina or Wayzata location prepared for your new vision solution.
Art of Optiks offers vision therapy, a carefully customized, nonsurgical program to correct vision problems by helping your eyes work together to correct eye movement disorders and improve visual acuity.
Are you tired of experiencing dry, red, itchy eyes? Our care team takes an advanced approach to diagnosing and treating our patients’ dry eyes to address the root of your discomfort and provide lasting relief.
Art of Optiks boasts a roster of expert eye doctors who give each patient the utmost care and attention. You’ll never have to question the how or why of your eye exam. We keep you informed every step of the way. We aim to educate you on caring for your eyes best while considering your specific concerns. Contact Art of Optiks today to schedule your annual eye examination.