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Eye & Vision Exams

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At Olathe Eye Care, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, Dr. Brinckman is able to provide treatment options and, in many cases, restore vision or prevent vision loss.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Brinckman will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Brinckman will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. We provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Brinckman will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Brinckman may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our office includes testing eye functionality. Dr. Brinckman performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Brinckman to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes' ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, Dr. Brinckman examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Eye health is evaluated by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, additional imaging may be recommended and we may dilate the pupils if necessary. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Brinckman reviews the results and discusses any necessary treatment options with you.

Location

Office Hours

Monday:

9:30 am-6:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:30 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

9:30 am-4:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Testimonial

  • "Because Dr. Brinckman paticipates in research and development of new contact lenses, I was one of the first people in the country to try a new contact lens that was being developed."
    David - Olathe, KS