At Northern Waters Ophthalmology, we provide an array of vision care and ophthalmology services. Besides offering comprehensive eye examinations and treatment of medical eye conditions, we also offer a wide selection of eye care products, including eyewear and sunwear, and contact lenses. Our mission is to provide quality service and products at reasonable pricing.

What to Expect

The best way to protect your vision is to have a yearly comprehensive eye exam. This "complete" examination involves a check of your visual acuity and vision prescription, as well as a full medical eye exam. You will be greeted with friendly faces when you arrive. In addition to determining your vision prescription, we will evaluate your color vision, depth perception, and check for any early indicators of possible eye conditions such as cataracts, retinal problems, and glaucoma. The doctor will inspect your eyes, answer questions, and discuss your eye care treatment options. Each eye exam involves the latest state-of-the-art technology to assess eye health.

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 am I asked, “Which is better, one or two?”
While evaluating your prescription, you will be asked to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, we 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 is it necessary to know my blood pressure?
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 helps determine neurological function.

Is it necessary to have my pupils dilated for the exam?
Although pupil dilation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a window so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation of the pupils can also assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.