Eye Care

Dr. Karen Merkle and Patient

Certified Eye Care and Tests

Whether you want a regular eye checkup or want to take specialized eye tests, turn to Kind Optical Inc at 3925 South 76th Street. Depending on your age, medical history and the risk of developing eye disease, you may need specialized eye tests. Call us today to find out more!

Steps for an Eye Exam

  • You'll be asked about your medical history and any vision problems you might be experiencing
  • Your eye doctor measures your visual acuity to see if you need glasses or contact lenses to improve your vision
  • Then your doctor measures your eye pressure
  • Your eye doctor checks the health of your eyes, possibly using several lights, to evaluate the front of the eye and inside of each eye.
  • Your eye doctor will discuss with you about what he or she found during the exam and will answer any questions you may have about your eyes
  • Part of the examination, such as taking your medical history and the initial eye test, may be performed by a clinical assistant

Learn More About the Types of Eye Tests

  • Eye muscle test - This test evaluates the muscles that control eye movement, muscle weakness, poor control or coordination

  • Visual acuity test - This test measures how clearly your eyes can see. Your doctor will ask you to identify letters printed on a Snellen chart or on a screen placed at some distance. This can be used to test both near vision and long distance vision

  • Refraction assessment - In this test, a computerized refractor is used to estimate your prescription for glasses or contact lenses. This test is done to measure the 'refractive error' of your eyes as well as determine whether you need corrective lenses

  • Visual field test (Perimetry) - Your visual field is the full extent of what you can see to the sides without moving your eyes. The visual field test determines whether you have difficulty seeing in any areas of your overall field of vision. The different types of visual field tests include confrontation exam, tangent screen exam and automated perimetry

  • Color vision testing - If you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors or have poor color vision, you can go for a color vision test

  • Slit-lamp examination - This test is done to examine the eyelids, lashes, cornea, iris, lens and fluid chamber between your cornea and iris using a slit-lamp microscope

  • Retinal examination - This test is done to evaluate the back of your eye, including the retina, the optic disk and the underlying layer of blood vessels that nurture the retina (choroid). It is also called ophthalmoscopy or funduscopy

    Through direct or indirect examination, your doctor can see the retina and other structures inside your eye after dilating the pupils with eye drops

  • Tonometry test - This test is done to measure the fluid pressure (Intraocular pressure) inside your eye and detect glaucoma. Glaucoma is a disease that can damage your optic nerves

    Intraocular pressure can be measured by Applanation tonometry or Noncontact tonometry test
Call us at 414-543-2900 to schedule your appointment.
Visit us at 3925 South 76th Street to get a thorough eye examination test. Dr. Merkle has been in practice for over 40 years.
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