- Comprehensive Eye Exams
- Contact Lenses
- Specialty Contact Lenses (Hard Contacts)
- Neuro-Optometric Evaluation
- Emergency Eye Care
Other Conditions Treated/Managed
Comprehensive Eye Exams
We recommend scheduling an appointment once a year (or at least every two years) to ensure your eyes and vision remain healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, it may be recommended to schedule an eye evaluation more frequently. Learn more about the steps of a comprehensive eye examination here.
Nowadays, most people prefer contacts over glasses. Contact lenses offer freedom from glasses at any age. Within recent years, there are even multifocal contact lenses, which allow clear, comfortable vision at distance and at near without the need for reading glasses! If you are interested in contact lenses, let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. We want to ensure that we offer the best possible contact lenses option for your lifestyle and everyday needs!
Specialty Contact Lenses
At Wallerich Eye Care, we understand the importance of providing the most optimal vision with patients unable to wear soft contact lenses. Dr. Wallerich personally has worn hard contact lenses for years and regularly evaluates/fits patients with customized lenses for a variety of medical conditions (keratoconus, keratoglobus, corneal ectasias, and other conditions) and for the seasoned wearer! Schedule an appointment today! If you are a new wearer, we will discuss the process on your first visit to know what you should expect.
At Wallerich Eye Care, Dr. Wallerich provides highly specialized vision and eye health assessments for patients with a history of traumatic (concussions) or acquired (strokes, brain tumors, etc.) brain injuries. This evaluation includes a battery of highly specific eye/vision tests not completed in the routine eye examination. It teases out very specific eye/vision dysfunctions causing symptoms of double vision, eye fatigue, poor focusing, inability to read, light sensitivity and so many others. Schedule a neuro-optometric evaluation by sending an email or calling Wallerich Eye Care, as our appointment times are very specific given the length of the evaluation.
Emergency Eye Care
Redness, tearing, eye pain, sudden decrease in vision, squiggles in your vision, new onset floaters or flashes of light should all be addressed immediately. At Wallerich Eye Care, we recognize that new eye related symptoms or signs can be concerning. We want to be there for our patients; therefore, we do offer same day emergency visits. There may be a short wait but we recognize the importance of new eye problems that need to be addressed timely!
Diabetic Eye Care
While it is true that the primary sign of diabetes is high blood sugar (hyperglycemia), it can lead to many other problems throughout the body. In the eye, Diabetes Type 1 or Type 2 can lead to premature cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy (bleeding in the back of the eye). Diabetic eye examinations are recommended yearly. At Wallerich Eye Care, we send a diabetic eye report to your primary care provider or endocrinologist, as it is an important indicator of your diabetic management! Schedule today!
LASIK is a popular surgical procedure to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness. Dr. Wallerich has personally undergone the procedure from a reputable ophthalmologist within the local Twin Cities. At Wallerich Eye Care, we provide the following services:
• Answering questions related to the process of LASIK
• Providing recommendations for eye surgeons within the local community
• Follow-up maintenance for annual comprehensive eye examinations with a documented report to your LASIK provider
We look forward to partnering with you while you decide the best options for you!
Computer Vision Syndrome is a term that relates to eye problems associated with prolonged computer use. COVID-19 has significantly increased the amount of time we are on our devices at work, school and simply communicating with friends/family. Schedule an eye examination today! We can talk about options that you may hear such as: anti-reflective coating and blue-blocking lenses!
Macular degeneration is a deterioration of the central portion of the retina, the inside layer of the eye that records the images we see and sends them through the optic nerve from the eye to the brain for processing. The macula, or the center of the retina, is responsible for focusing central vision in the eye and controls our ability to see and process information.
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Dry Eye Treatment
Wallerich Eye Care is proud to offer dry eye treatment for our patients. Ocular Surface Disease, also known as dry eye, can occur from certain medications, naturally by aging, or as a symptom arising from systemic diseases such as Sjogren's syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, or Lupus. If you have a minor case of dry eye, you may be experiencing irritation, excessive tearing, fluctuating vision, and/or a burning sensation in your eyes.
Farsightedness, known as hyperopia, makes it difficult to see objects close by. If you are experiencing farsightedness, corrective lenses such as glasses or contact lenses will be prescribed. After a thorough examination, we will determine the prescription that’s best for you.
Nearsightedness, known as myopia, is difficult to see objects at a distance. If you are experiencing nearsightedness, corrective lenses (glasses or contacts) will be prescribed during your next eye examination.