Mehan Eye offers a comprehensive list of eye care services for the Dayton area. From examinations to outpatient surgery, we have your eye care needs covered.
- Complete eye care and examinations
- Prescriptions for Glasses
- Cornea and Refractive Surgery
- Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery
- Diabetic Eye Care and Related Disorders
- Glaucoma Care
- Eye Lid Procedures
At Mehan Eye we take the time to do a comprehensive eye exam to assess your visual system and eye health.
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At Mehan Eye we will do a complete evaluation of the health of your eyes and your vision. Call us at (937) 258-4570 or fill out our contact form to schedule an exam.Contact Us
Types of Payment Accepted
We accept cash, personal checks, Mastercard, and Visa.
Call our office to ask which insurance plans we accept. Mehan Eye M.D. also participates with many health insurance plans.
Why Do I Need an Eye Exam?
According to the Mayo Clinic, children should undergo their first exam between the ages of three and five. Children should also get their eyes checked before they begin first grade and should continue to get eye exams every one to two years. Adults with no vision problems should have their eyes checked every five to 10 years. Beginning at age 40, adults should have an ophthalmic exam every two to four years. After age 65, get an exam yearly (or more if you have any issues with your eyes or vision).
Those with eye disorders should check with their doctor about frequency of exams.
How Do I Prepare for an Eye Exam?
There’s no special preparation needed prior to the test. After the exam, you may need someone to drive you home if your doctor dilated your eyes and your vision hasn’t yet returned to normal. Bring sunglasses to your exam; after dilation, your eyes will be very light-sensitive. If you don’t have sunglasses, the doctor’s office will provide you with something to protect your eyes.
What Happens During an Exam?
Your doctor will take a complete eye history including your vision problems, any corrective methods you have (e.g., glasses or contact lenses), your overall health, family history, and current medications.
They’ll use a refraction test to check your vision. A refraction test is when you look through a device with different lenses at an eye chart 20 feet away to help determine any vision difficulties.
They’ll also dilate your eyes with eye drops to make pupils larger. This helps your doctor view the back of the eye. Other parts of the exam may include checking your three-dimensional vision (stereopsis), checking your peripheral vision to see how well you see outside of your direct focus, and checking the health of your eye muscles.
Other tests include:
- Examination of your pupils with a light to see if they respond properly
- Examination of your retina with a lighted magnifying lens to see the health of blood vessels and your optic nerve
- A slit lamp test, which uses another lighted magnifying device to check your eyelid, cornea, conjunctiva (thin membrane covering the whites of the eyes), and iris
- Tonometry, a glaucoma test in which a painless puff of air blows at your eye to measure the pressure of the fluid within your eye
- A colorblindness test, in which you look at circles of multicolored dots with numbers, symbols, or shapes in them