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Did you know that your eyes are one of the most complex organs in the human body? They can focus on fifty different objects every second and distinguish approximately 10 million different colors. Vision goes beyond your prescription and influences how you see the world. At Art of Optiks in Edina, we practice this by making a luxury experience available to each patient with cutting-edge optical and medical technology.
Comprehensive eye exams can assess your eye health and visual system with thorough testing. By completing an extensive vision screening, you will get the most accurate results relating to your eye health, unlike a simple eye exam. We use state-of-the-art equipment at our Edina office to do a complete evaluation of your eyes and vision. Art of Optiks Edina partners with a wide array of insurance companies, including VSP, Eyemed, BCBS, Medica, Health Partners, United Health Care, and many others. We are open access providers for most vision plans, including Spectera and Davis.
One vital component of the comprehensive eye exam is the patient’s health history. By providing us with accurate information, our doctors can record any special conditions, such as current or family history of systemic or eye pathology, allergies to any medications, or environmental conditions that could be impacting your vision and ocular health.
With the Snellen Eye Chart, our doctors at Art of Optiks Edina can test how well you can see from a distance and the sharpness of your vision. For the Visual Acuity test, you will sit at a standard distance and be asked to read symbols or letters of various sizes. The symbols and letters get smaller as you move down the chart, thus becoming harder to read. This test will measure how clearly you can see in each eye, with or without corrective lenses. Visual acuity can be tested on children, non-verbal, and bilingual patients by utilizing various charts, symbols, and techniques.
Refraction informs eye doctors of which prescription lens will correct your eyesight to provide the best visual outcome. Your eye doctor may have asked you if “one or two” looks correct. They are testing out which lenses will be optimal for your vision. Our team of Edina doctors uses their expertise to find the right balance of comfort and clarity. We want you to feel good about your prescription in every situation. Art of Optiks doctors will test how your eyes work together so that your corrective lenses will successfully meet your daily visual demands.
At Art of Optiks Edina, our doctors will also conduct a screening test that will rule out hereditary color vision deficiencies, color blindness, and any other possible eye health issues that could affect your color vision in the future.
The overall health of your eyes is one of the most imperative aspects of a comprehensive eye exam. Art of Optiks Edina offers various tests that can identify any potential or existing ocular conditions and diseases. We check in both the internal and external portions of the eye. Eye health is one of the most important because anything left undiagnosed could leave lasting impacts on your vision.
Using our slit lamp, we will evaluate the front and back of the eye. The slit-lamp instrument, accompanied by high-intensity light, lets our doctors examine in-depth both the external and internal parts of the eye. Every slit lamp in our Edina office has a DSLR MVC camera. Captured images from the camera allow our doctors to create an educational experience for you as a patient. They can identify any eye health concerns, like cataracts, conjunctivitis, glaucoma, melanoma, and carcinomas, as well as many other conditions.
Annual eye exams are essential because they allow doctors to detect eye diseases early on. Treatment of eye conditions is crucial for preserving and maintaining your vision. At Art of Optiks Edina, we believe that education plays a vital role in encouraging patients to come in for their check-up yearly. Annual eye exams can help prevent potential vision loss, most importantly. Our doctors can see inside your eyes without surgery and give an incredible window into your body. Possible systemic conditions that can be diagnosed at your eye exam include:
During your visit to our Edina clinic, we can also provide a thorough contact lens evaluation. This can be included in your comprehensive eye exam. Our doctors will discuss your lifestyle regarding your eye health and provide health considerations that will impact which type of contacts are best for you. Innovations are constantly being made in the world of contacts, and our doctors will make sure you have the best technology to meet your needs. Some of the lenses we offer at our practice are:
If it’s been a while since you wore contact lenses or never have before, we offer a one-on-one class. Our skilled technicians know that transitioning to contacts can be an uncomfortable or intimidating process. We will make sure you understand the best practices and help you with insertion and removal training so that when you leave our Edina clinic, you feel comfortable and confident about your contact lens.
Art of Optiks Edina is excited to offer Vision Therapy, which improves the quality and efficiency of vision in individuals of all ages. This kind of therapy helps the eyes function better as a team and can improve reading accuracy, sports agility, and more.
If your eyes are tired at the end of the day or you frequently wake up with red eyes, you might have dry eyes. Our Edina clinic offers a unique approach to diagnosis and treatment so that you can live more comfortably. Contact our clinic today to learn more!
Art of Optiks Edina has a team of incredibly skilled doctors who offer each patient the highest optical care and expertise level. We make an effort to provide our patients with an outstanding and educational experience every time they visit. Our doctors maintain a transparent environment with each patient they see, so you’re aware of what’s going on every step of the way. With ease and simplicity, Art of Optiks Edina will provide you with the best customer experience time each time you visit our clinic.
Our Edina clinic is conveniently located on France Avenue South. We offer various services to our patients there, thanks to doctors Timothy Haupert and Victoria Whitman.