Services

Optometry Services in Northfield, MN

We are committed to providing quality eye care to you and your family

Our Services
Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examinations

Comprehensive Eye and Vision Examinations:

These are complete medical eye exams analyzing:

  • The health of the various tissues of the eye such as the lids, lashes, conjunctiva, cornea, lens, vitreous and retina.
  • The function of the various parts of the eye. Do you blink properly? Are the muscles of the eye working to move the eyes as a team and in all directions? Can you focus properly at distance and near? Are you color blind? How is your depth perception?
  • The presence of any abnormalities, diseases, infections or inflammations, such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration or pink eye.

These examinations will also determine if you are nearsighted, farsighted or have astigmatism or need bifocals. The staff at River Valley Optical can fit you for glasses or contact lenses and also determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery. Contact our clinic today to schedule your next exam!

Contact Lens Fitting

Contact Lens Fitting

We fit all types of contact lenses to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. We also fit bifocal contact lenses and monovision.

We specialize in state-of-the-art material in both soft lenses and rigid gas-permeable contacts. We also do complex fitting for keratoconus.
Eye Condition & Disease Management

Eye Condition & Disease Management

Diabetic Eye Disease

  • Checking for diabetic eye disease is part of our comprehensive eye exam. Using eye drops to dilate the pupil we can get a more comprehensive view of the back of the eye to look for retinal detachments, tears or other retinal anomalies.

Glaucoma

  • Checking for diabetic eye disease is part of our comprehensive eye exam. Using eye drops to dilate the pupil we can get a more comprehensive view of the back of the eye to look for retinal detachments, tears or other retinal anomalies.

Low Vision

  • We specialize in helping people with less than 20/20 vision due to macular degeneration, glaucoma, or retinal or optic nerve disease. Using high-power bifocals, handheld magnifiers or closed-circuit TV systems, we will attempt to improve the quality of vision and life.
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Macular Degeneration

  • Macular degeneration is another leading cause of visual disability; fortunately, there are treatment options available. Like glaucoma, we look for macular degeneration with all of our adult patients. Depending on whether you have the “dry” or “wet” form of the disease, your doctor will recommend options for treatment and management. For those already visually disabled by the disease, our low vision clinic can help to enhance the remaining vision.


Urgent Care

Urgent Care

At River Valley Eye Professionals, we treat all varieties of eye disease and injury including pink eye, foreign bodies (something in the eye that’s not supposed to be there!), scratched corneas or trauma. Unfortunately, many eye problems don’t happen during regular business hours. That’s why our office provides urgent care services for eye infections, eye injuries and other eye urgencies. You can call our office anytime day or night to talk with one of our doctors-on-call.

Infant & Children's Vision Care

Infant & Children's Vision Care

No-Cost InfantSee® Comprehensive Screenings
(for infants 6-12 months old)

This is part of a nationwide program to detect eye and vision problems at a very early age. Found early, many eye and vision problems can be corrected. Our testing is completely objective, which means we can collect all the information we need without asking any questions.

We can determine if your child is nearsighted, farsighted, or has astigmatism. We will also look for congenital issues such as cataracts, glaucoma, or retinal defects.

We will see children at any age, including newborns. The reason we prefer to wait until children are six months old is due to the increased development of the “hardware and software” of the eye. Once children reach this age, eyes will begin to work as a team and vision improve considerably. However, if you feel there is any abnormality with your child’s eyes at any time, call for an appointment. Also, call if you think your child has pink eye. There are many causes of pink eye and we can determine the cause and proper treatment.

​​​​​​​We participate in the InfantSEE program https://infantsee.org/ which advocates for early vision screening of 6-12 month-old infants at no cost to the parents.

Surgery Consultation

Surgery Consultation

Michelle Muench, MD, sees patients in our clinic and performs surgery at Northfield Hospital. She specializes in cataract and eyelid surgery.

Refractive And LASIK Surgery Consultations

After a thorough evaluation, we will determine if you are a good candidate for refractive surgery. We can then arrange for a consultation with the refractive surgeon.

Vision Tests

Vision Tests

Refractions

This is the “vision” part of the comprehensive examination to determine if you are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or need bifocals. We can fit you for glasses or contact lenses or update your current prescription.

This is also where we look for the need for a prism to correct for eye alignment, extra magnification for reading or hand work, and tints for people more sensitive to light.

Want to learn more about our optometry services? Call to schedule a consultation today.

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