The short answer is yes. Our eyes are constantly changing as we grow older. Even if you think your vision is staying the same, there could be small changes happening that you haven’t noticed yet. There are a number of eye conditions and diseases that develop slowly and without noticeable symptoms. During a yearly thorough medical eye exam, we are able to detect and possibly eliminate potential risks. A few possible diagnoses include cataracts and glaucoma.
Up to date insurance cards, current contact information, medication list, current glasses and contacts, and any relevant medical information to show our doctors.
We are excited to be able to offer the Optomap imaging tool. This is a non-invasive image taken during pretesting. However, this tool does not replace dilating and you may need to be dilated at your exam depending on medical history. Our doctors make sure that patients are given a thorough medical eye exam at each of their appointments.
Informational video about Optomap
Payment is expected at time of service. We accept all major credit cards, check, and cash. Please let us know if you need additional help so we can go over some possible options.
There are several reasons why ordering your new glasses from Lohmueller and Associates is more beneficial than buying online.
A Closer Look at Ordering Eyeglasses Online
When you order a new pair of prescription glasses at our office, we make sure that you are given the care and time you deserve in choosing the best fit and style. We want to make sure you feel good about what you are choosing, you are given the best vision, and that the process is smooth.
For lots of our patients, choosing the right frame is the hardest part. Once you’ve selected just the right pair of glasses, the rest is easy. We send your order to our lab partners where your lenses will be cut and matched with your frame. Each job is made with quality in mind. Every lens goes through an inspection process in the lab and at our office.
Due to the quality control in place, glasses can sometimes take 2-3 weeks depending on quality and material availability. Unfortunately, manufacturing of materials is out of our control and could potentially take longer than we originally expected. We will try to keep you as updated as possible if we find they are taking longer than expected.
We can start doing vision exams on little ones under the age of 1. If you feel that your young child is struggling with vision, please give us a call.
We’ve put together a list of do’s and don’ts, and a couple of videos to show proper usage.
Wearing Contact Lenses
The American Optometric Association has answers to several common questions about contact lenses in the link below.
Contact Lens Care article
Contacts sit directly on your eye, which decreases the amount of oxygen to your eyes. When you wear them longer than what is recommended, your eyes are deprived of much needed oxygen. This makes our eyes more prone to infection.
Some possible symptoms of developing cataracts include: cloudy, blurry or dimmed vision, increasingly difficult to see at night, sensitivity to light, seeing “halos” around lights, frequent changes in your prescription, or double vision in one eye. While these symptoms could mean numerous things, it is always best to have your eyes checked if one or all of these symptoms appear. It is important to note that routine eye exams with our optometrists is the best form of diagnosis for cataracts or other eye conditions.
Astigmatism is the vision condition in which the front surface of your eye, the cornea, is slightly irregular in shape. Think of a soccer ball being the normal shape and a football as the shape of an eye with astigmatism. This shape prevents light from focusing properly on the back of the eye, the retina. As a result, your vision may be more blurred.
While annoying, eye twitching is a fairly common experience. Eye twitching is generally temporary and completely harmless. Sometimes lack of sleep, too much caffeine or increased stress seem to be the cause of eye twitching. Gently massaging the eye or getting caught up on sleep may relieve these symptoms.
There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and make sure you are seeing your best.
Follow these simple steps for maintaining healthy vision well into your golden year.
The American Optometric Association provides doctor-reviewed, doctor-approved information about the most common eye conditions.
Eye and Vision Conditions article
If you are having vision or eye problems, please make an appointment to meet with us.
You should always have UV protective lenses. Wearing UV protective sunglasses or eyeglasses may help protect against cataract formation. Just as we wear sunscreen on our skin, we should be wearing UV protected lenses over our eyes to protect them from the harmful UV light.
Doctors of Optometry are primary health care providers for the eye. OD’s diagnose and treat diseases, injuries and disorders of the visual system, associated structures and systemic conditions involving the eye.
Watch an informative video from the Indiana Optometrist Association