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Fifth Avenue Eye Clinic & Optical

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3540 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 952-922-1052

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Monday9am9pm
Tuesday9am9pm
Wednesday9am9 pm
Thursday9am9pm
Friday9am9pm
Saturday9am8pm
Sunday11am5pm
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At Fifth Avenue Eye Clinic & Optical, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Gale Stead will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Stead will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Edina optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Stead will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Stead may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Edina office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Stead to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Edina optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Stead evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Stead reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 952-922-1052 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

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Office Hours

Sunday  11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Fifth Avenue Eye Clinic & Optical
3540 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
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