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Why Are Eye Exams Important? 

Vision screenings that are performed by a school nurse or your employer are not the same as comprehensive eye exams.

Our doctors check for eye diseases that may have no early symptoms, and should be treated as early as possible to avoid vision loss. To find out if you're due for your next eye exam, call us at 574-271-3939, or click here to schedule an appointment. 

Preparing for an Eye Exam

Is there anything you should do to prepare for an eye exam? Know your family history, remember the approximate date of your last eye exam and be sure to bring in any questions or concerns on your eyes you may have. Once you arrive, our technicians and doctors will discuss with you your particular eye care needs, including which options are best for you. 

Diagnostic Testing

What are all those instruments in the eye doctor's office? The short answer is that some test for eye conditions (such as nearsightedness) and others test for eye diseases (such as glaucoma). Michiana Eye Center offers a wide range of different exams to detect and diagnose each patient's eye care needs. Our trained technicians perform the preliminary testing using diagnostic equipment designed specifically for optical exams. The exam determines information in areas such as: refraction, spectacle prescription verification, case history, visual acuity, and external examination. 

A preliminary portion of the doctor's evaluation includes: retinoscopy, refraction, slit lamp/ biomicroscopy examination, applanation and tonometry. Dilating drops are then administered to prepare for retinal examination, central retinal examination, and peripheral retinal examination. 

Post examination diagnostic testing

If we find you have an ocular abnormality, such as glaucoma, a corneal problem, or macular degeneration, we will discuss and perform additional procedures with you in order to monitor the eye for stability and good health in the future.