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Complete Eye Care of Medina provides comprehensive eye exams. The doctor will assess a patient’s refractive error (the need for spectacles), binocular function (how the eyes work together), oculomotor reflexes (pupil reactions, ocular muscle balance), accommodative function (ability to focus at near), visual field and ocular health (cataracts, retinal health).
Because the pupils are small and become even smaller when light enters the eye, the view of the retina and other posterior structures of the eye are limited. Therefore, dilation of the pupil with eye drops and/or retinal photography is helpful to adequately examine the retina.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, Dr. Gina Wesley and our technician will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you 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. Wesley will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Medina optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Wesley and our technician 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. Wesley may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Medina office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist 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. Wesley to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Medina optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Wesley evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Wesley reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 763-478-3505 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.
Complete Eye Care of Medina provides medical care for eye infections and inflammations such as keratitis (corneal inflammation), conjunctivitis (pink eye), uveitis (internal eye inflammation), as well as dry eye syndrome and eyelid conditions. The clinic also handles contact lens complications and irritations. Foreign body removal from the affected structures of the eye is also provided. If surgery is indicated for any condition, the patient will be referred to the appropriate surgeon.
Glaucoma and macular degeneration are common eye diseases that can be treated and managed at Complete Eye Care of Medina. Each patient is screened appropriately for the existence of these conditions. GDx is a glaucoma-monitoring device that is utilized to screen for glaucoma.
It can detect very subtle changes in the optic nerve head that would show a glaucoma-related progression, a wonderful addition to the regular screenings and exams performed by your eye doctor. Evidence has shown that those patients with diabetes and hypertension are at a higher risk for developing glaucoma. Proper screening with both regular eye exams and advanced technology systems will ensure the most comprehensive eye care for the patient.
Eye care is a vital component of care in patients with cardiovascular (heart), neurological (brain), autoimmune (inflammation within the body) and many other systemic diseases. Diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), and thyroid dysfunction are all conditions that may cause problems in the eyes and affect vision. Our office works closely with other hospital health care providers and clinics to provide dilated eye exams. We also communicate with your other health care providers to ensure seamless provision of your medical needs.
Millions of patients have proven the success of contact lenses in correcting their vision. However, did you know that there exists a special type of contact lens you sleep in to correct your vision during the day? Corneal Reshaping Therapy, or CRT, is a sophisticated procedure that utilizes specially designed therapeutic contact lenses for the correction of nearsightedness. CRT contact lenses are worn while you sleep to gently and non-surgically reshape the cornea. Upon awakening, one removes the contact lenses to allow for clear, uncorrected vision during the waking hours. This reshaping is temporary and can be adjusted for prescription changes. If the lenses are not worn for several days, the vision returns to its original state.