Optometry Services

At Lifetime Vision Care, we are pleased to offer a wide range of optometry services for our community! Dr. Paul Wilken can provide you with thorough eye evaluations, determine if you need corrective lenses and your exact prescription strength, fit you with the appropriate specialty eyewear, and help you pick out the most flattering pair of glasses for your face shape and skin tone.

Our new patient appointments always begin with a comprehensive eye exam. If you are unsure of your family’s eye health history, it’s helpful to research beforehand, so we can better evaluate your own eye health. If you have never had a comprehensive exam, don’t worry! All the tests and exercises are simple and painless.

Eye Care Provided:

  • Complete Comprehensive Exams
  • Infant See exams
  • 12 Point Eye Exams
  • Cataract Evaluation
  • Dry Eye Evaluation and Treatment
  • Retinal Photography
  • Corneal Reshaping Therapy
  • Macular Degeneration Care
  • Glaucoma Detection and Treatment
  • Treatment of Eye Infections
  • Removal of Foreign Materials

Comprehensive eye exams may include:

  • Testing visual acuity or refractive error
  • Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
  • Examination of peripheral visual field
  • Color vision testing
  • Analysis of the visual systems
  • Examination of the external parts of the eye
  • Intraocular pressure measurement
  • Examination of the health of the entire eye

Dr. Paul Wilken can diagnose glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts. We can also test for and fit specialty eyewear for sports, occupations, other activities and hobbies, and safety glasses.

Woman holding a contact lens

Contact Lenses

We have a licensed optometrist on staff utilizing the latest technologies to provide examinations for customers seeking contact lenses. We feature a full line of contact lenses for most needs. With over 33 years of experience in the industry, your can trust us with your eye wear needs.

Our Contact Lenses Include:

  • Bifocal Contact Lenses
  • Soft Contact Lenses
  • Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
  • Corneal Reshaping Therapy Contact Lenses

Ask us about our guaranteed contact lens success program and 12 point eye examinations online, or by calling our office at 419-586-5149.

Eyeglasses

Our eyeglass frames include:

Real Tree | Lacoste | Nautica | Diane vonFurstenberg | Nine West | Bebe | Ann Taylor | Joseph Abboud | Cole Haan | Nike | Fossil | Ellen Tracy | BCBG | Revlon | Esprit | Elle | Flexon | Airlocke | Izod | Calvin Klein | Ann Klein | Champion | Steve Madden | Dilly Dally | Revo Sunglasses

Our Eyeglass Lenses Include:

  • Digital Progressive Lenses
  • Single Vision Lenses
  • Bi Focal Lenses
  • Tri Focal Lenses
  • Transition Lenses
  • Polarized Lenses
  • Hi Index Lenses
  • Anti-Reflective Lenses

We also feature Baby Banz UV protection for your babies and toddlers who are at greatest risk for eye damage.

Sunglasses

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it necessary for the doctor to dilate my pupils during the exam?

Although pupil dilatation is not always necessary, the doctor may make this decision during your exam. If required, this painless process is like opening a door so the doctor can fully examine your retina. Dilation can assist in detecting diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and macular degeneration.

Why does the doctor ask me, “Which is better: one or two?”

While evaluating your prescription, the doctor will ask you to compare a series of lenses to determine which allows you to see clearer. As the differences become less noticeable, the doctor 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 assists in gauging neurological function.

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.