318 North Main Street Austin,
Phone: (507) 437-7768
Number: (507) 437-7769
Mon. 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Tue. 9:00a.m. _ 5:30p.m.
Wed. 9:00a.m. – 5:30p.m.
Thurs. 9:00a.m. – 7:00p.m.
Fri. 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Phone: (507) 219-1886
Once an appointment has been scheduled, this time has been reserved exclusively for you. If, for some reason, you aren’t able to keep your appointment, please call our office to reschedule. We ask that you inform us at least 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep your appointment.
We accept cash, personal checks, debit card, American Express®, MasterCard®, Visa®, Discover®, and CareCredit.
We participate with VSP, AARP, SCHA, Medicare, Medicaid, Aetna, America’s PPO, Atrium Health Plan, Auxiant, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Fortis, Great West, Mayo Regional, Medica, Preferred One, RR Medicare, UCare, Unicare, and Eyemed.
Please check with our staff if you have other types of coverage.
A new accurate painless method of measuring intraocular pressures without the use of any anesthetics or numbing drops. Patients who are apprehensive about the old “air puff” method will be excited about the new advances in technology.
Optovue Ivue SD-OCT
A powerful portable SD-OCT which scans the retina, retinal nerve fiber layer, and cornea. It is used to diagnose and manage conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. It is rapidly becoming the standard of care in managing many eye diseases. Ask about our iWellness Exam, which can provide early detection of diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and others when no outward signs or symptoms in early stages are present.
Nidek Non-Mydriatic Auto Fundus Camera
This state-of-the-art retinal camera takes high resolution photographs through a dilated or non-dilated pupil to detect and manage retinal eye problems such as macular degeneration, retinal detachments, or changes due to glaucoma. In addition, it can be used to detect changes caused by the use of medications like Tamoxifen and Plaquenil. Anterior segment problems can also be documented with high resolution photographs.
Corneal thickness is measured using state-of-the-art ultrasound technology and is extremely important in evaluating pre-LASIK and pre-PRK patients. The information it provides is also the standard of care for managing conditions such as glaucoma and keratoconus.
A non-invasive computerized instrument used for mapping the front surface of the cornea. Essential in evaluating symmetry and differences in the central and peripheral cornea, it is useful with potential refractive surgery patients, keratoconus, and difficult-to-fit contact lens patients.
Automated computerized testing of the central and peripheral vision used to detect changes from conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumor or brain swelling. It is also used to monitor changes that can be caused by medications such as Plaquenil.
Aids the doctor in obtaining an objective computerized measurement of the refractive status and shape of the cornea. It can be especially helpful with young or non-verbal patients and patients with overactive focusing systems.
PRIO Computer Vision Testing
Used to diagnose and treat “Computer Vision Syndrome” and eyestrain caused by the extensive use of computer monitors and electronic displays. It is used to measure the disparity between a patient’s fixation point and focal point. That information can then be incorporated into special ophthalmic lenses that minimize eyestrain and fatigue. With the current concern with blue light and its long term effect on retinal cells and serotonin level from artificial lighting, TV monitors, and video displays, these special lenses and coating can provide peace of mind to the health conscious patient.
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