Eye Examinations

Periodic vision exams are an important part of preventative health care.

Many eye health problems do not have obvious signs or symptoms. Early diagnosis and treatment of eye health issues are important to maintain good eye health. Our examinations give you a complete health check of your eyes including eye pressures, screening visual fields, a microscopic evaluation of the front of the eye, fundus photography and dilated exam of the back of the eye.

Our examinations will evaluate for many eye conditions such as:

  • Cataract diagnosis and co-management
  • Glaucoma diagnosis and care
  • Macular Degeneration diagnosis and co-management
  • Diabetic Eye Health
  • Allergy Eye Health and Treatment
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the eye
  • Treatment of eye injuries
  • Treatment of eye diseases and infections

  • Pre-Testing Area

    Pre-Testing Area | Dr. Gussenhoven
  • Retinal Camera

    Retinal Camera | Dr. Gussenhoven
  • OCT & Optomap

    OCT & Optomap | Dr. Gussenhoven

Eye Examinations for Children

We recommend annual exams beginning at infancy. Early identification of a child’s vision problem can be crucial because children often are more responsive to treatment when they are diagnosed early. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), infants should have their first comprehensive eye exam at six months of age.

Your child’s exam is important to detect the possible presence of these types of eye problems commonly found in young children:

  • Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
  • Strabismus (Misalignment of eyes)
  • Convergence Insufficiency (Inability to maintain alignment of both eyes for correct focus as distant objects move nearer)
  • Accommodation (Focusing), Color Vision, and/or Depth Perception problems
  • General Eye and Eyelid Health

american-optometric-association-logoThrough regular Eye Exams and thorough education, we are confident that we can help in your child’s future well being!

Contact Lens Services

Contact lens technology is constantly updating and changing. Dr. Gussenhoven prides herself on keeping up to date with the latest technology in contact lens services. She will recommend what will be healthiest for your eyes and give you the best vision possible!

Contact Lens Initial Fitting

In addition to a comprehensive eye examination Dr. Gussenhoven will evaluate the health of your corneas and analyze the tear film layer to ensure comfortable lens wear. She will evaluate lens alignment and vision with trial contacts. The training process includes insertion and removal as well as understanding of cleaning and care of the lenses.

Contact Lens Re-Fittings

A re-fitting is recommended every few years to take advantage of new technology. The Re-fit has a reduced fee to reflect less time needed. Patients will be fit with new lenses while in the office. Necessary follow up appointments will be made to ensure that you can achieve the best vision and most comfortable fit possible.

Annual Contact Lens Evaluations

An annual contact lens evaluation is necessary to ensure continuing optimal fit and clear vision. Changes in lens powers and renewal of the one year contact lens prescription are the benefits of this contact lens evaluation in addition to your annual eye examination. There is an annual contact lens evaluation fee.

Lasik Referral and Co-Management

medical-eye-center-logoDr. Gussenhoven can evaluate your vision for Lasik surgery and co-manage your care with the top Lasik surgeons in our area.

Optical Services

shamir-lens-logoWe offer a large selection of frames. Our staff is educated on the most up to date technology in custom digital lenses!

Our Opticians are educated and certified by the American Board of Opticianry and the American Optometric Association. There are many options for each patient and our well educated staff will take the time to go over all of your options to make you the best pair of glasses you can get.

We offer a two-year warranty on all of our lenses that are purchased with a Premium anti-reflective coating. This warranty enables us to replace your lenses once within a 24 month period from the date of purchase for scratches or lens defects.

We strive for patient satisfaction. There is a 90 day policy from the date of purchase with all of our glasses. It allows us to make one change in that time period to ensure that you are completely satisfied with your lenses.

We are here to serve you. All adjustments and repairs are free of charge when glasses are purchased from us. Never hesitate to come see us, we are here for you.

Julie Gussenhoven, OD

Dr. Julie Gussenhoven
3416 Bechelli Lane
Redding, CA

Phone: (530) 222-7290
Fax: (530) 605-1152

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