Optometry Services

At Valley Eye Clinic & Optical, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.

Our goal is to help you take care of your vision. We desire to deliver excellence in the services we offer to you.

Eye Examinations

Determining whether or not you need glasses is only a portion of the eye examination. Our doctor will check the health of your eyes to ensure that your eyes are functioning properly. This includes checking the pressure of your eyes for glaucoma, determining your binocular vision, testing your depth perception and may involve dilating your pupils to better evaluate your internal eye health.

Optometry Services

At Valley Eye Clinic & Optical, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Our experienced optometrists can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.

Our goal is to help you take care of your vision. We desire to deliver excellence in the services we offer to you.

Eye Examinations

Determining whether or not you need glasses is only a portion of the eye examination. Our doctor will check the health of your eyes to ensure that your eyes are functioning properly. This includes checking the pressure of your eyes for glaucoma, determining your binocular vision, testing your depth perception and may involve dilating your pupils to better evaluate your internal eye health.

What should I bring to my eye examination?

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Copay

Usually there is a copay for the eye exam, so you should be prepared to take care of that at your visit.

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Glasses & Contact Prescription

Also bring a copy of your most current glasses and/or contact lens prescription. You can also bring your current pair of eyeglasses – even if they are only for reading.

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Contact Lens Information

If you wear contact lenses, you might consider bringing a box of your contacts so the doctor knows exactly what your contact lens prescription is and what brand and size of contact lenses you are wearing.

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Vision Records

If you are new to our clinic, it would also be helpful to have your vision records faxed to our clinic before your scheduled appointment.

As I was working on a project early one morning, my drill snagged flying back at me and hit me in the face. I was not hurt, but my glasses broke, leaving one lens completely out. I finished the project and went to Valley Eye Clinic. I did not purchase my glasses from them, but the tech fixed them right away. I was very pleased with the fast service and, what I thought, a very good price.

Butch Mamer

Contact Lens Examinations

Whether or not your wear contact lenses, you may be surprised to learn that the contact lens examination is not the same thing as an eye examination.

In fact, most contact lens prescriptions are completely different than the eyeglass prescription. Because of this, the doctor must take extra measurements, extra tests, and extra time to fit a person for contact lenses.

The extra testing means that there is an extra cost for the contact lens examination. Most medical insurance companies do not cover the cost for the extra contact lens exam, however many vision insurance plans provide some kind of coverage for the extra examination.

Frames & Lenses

Frames

If you are looking for a pair of new eyeglasses, we would love to help you! We have hundreds of name brand frames to choose from in all different shapes, sizes and colors.

Our experienced opticians will help you find the right frame shape to fit your face, the right material for your vision needs, profession, and activities, the best style and lens for your prescription, and the right color for your features.

If you don’t see what you are looking for, our opticians are never too busy to contact our frame manufacturers to find the perfect frame for you. Our prices are competitive and we do have discounts available if you do not have vision insurance.

Lenses

Because we believe in giving you the best vision possible, we sell only premium products in our lens materials, styles, and add-ons.

Lens Treatments
To aid your vision, we recommend that all of our patients have the anti-glare treatment included with their lenses. This treatment not only cuts down on glare from night driving and computer work, but also includes scratch protection and gives you a year warranty on your lenses.

Anti-glare lenses have improved significantly in the last few years, as well as the photochromic lenses that change color when you walk outside.

The eyewear industry is always striving to make their lenses and treatments ever better. Ask our opticians for more information on other premium treatments available for your needs.

Lasik & Refractive Surgery

Tired of Glasses or Contact Lenses? Thinking of Lasik?

Great Idea!! And NOW is the time to correct your vision with LASIK surgery! Our patients who have had the surgery love their new vision and when questioned about it, wish they had had LASIK sooner.

Please talk with Dr. Luehmann to get all the details about LASIK correction for your vision.

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Glaucoma Testing

Glaucoma is a serious eye problem that needs to be monitored closely. If you or any of your family members have glaucoma, you need to have annual eye examinations to check the health of your eyes.

Besides having regular check-ups, it is recommended that you have further screenings to ensure that your vision has not changed. A couple of these screenings include taking a Visual Field test and/or an Ocular Coherence Tomography screening. Both screenings test different functions of the eye and alert the doctor to any changes or irregularity in your vision. Both the Visual Field and the OCT screening are available at our clinic.

Red Eyes

We treat all kinds of eye problems – red eyes, dry eyes, eye infections and eye injuries. If you are experiencing any discomfort or problems with your eyes, contact our office right away and we will treat your eye concerns as the highest priority.

Because red eyes are related to a medical issue, we would bill your medical insurance (not your vision insurance) for the eye problem. If you have any questions regarding your insurance coverage for eye- related problems, please give our office a call or call the Customer Service number on the back of your insurance card.

Emergency Services

At Valley Eye Clinic, our goal and purpose for being in the Jordan community is to look after the health of your eyes. Our doctor is on call 24 hours a day/ 365 days per year.

Rest assured that if you have an emergency medical eye need, your eye doctor is only a phone call away.

Emergency Contact Information
Phone: 952.492.2350

What to Expect

The best way to protect your vision is a yearly comprehensive eye exam. When you arrive at our office, you will be greeted with friendly faces. Each eye exam will use the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess your eye health. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. In addition to determining your vision prescription, our doctor will test your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma.

Our goal is to have each patient leave satisfied knowing that they are receiving the best eye care products and services possible. We have answered a few frequently asked questions regarding eye exams below.

Why is my personal background important?

In order to better tailor the eye examination to your needs, our doctor may review any current vision problems, your general health, as well as discuss your hobbies and lifestyle requirements.

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”

While evaluating your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor will be closer to finalizing your prescription. If you’re having a hard time choosing between the options, it means you’re almost done with this part of the exam!

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”

In addition to other health concerns, high blood pressure can affect the blood vessels in your eyes, which could lead to future vision problems.

Why am I asked to follow a light with my eyes?

This part of the exam helps determine how your pupils and eye muscles react and assists in gauging neurological function.

Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?

Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.