Serving Siouxland since 2018.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Regular eye care helps ensure a lifetime of clear, comfortable vision, as well as, ensuring the prescription is up-to-date. Blurry vision can effect driving, work, school, and reduce the ability to enjoy the world around us. We encourage our patients to have an eye examination yearly. During the exam, we check vision, as well as, look for ocular problems including glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and other ocular health problems. If undetected many of these eye problems can lead to blindness. The exam can also detect systemic problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, and ocular side effects of many medications. Our office is able to communicate with your family physician keeping them aware of your eye health as it relates to your overall health.
The eye exam is especially important for people at higher risk of eye problems, such as, older than 60, family histories of glaucoma, macular degeneration, or other eye diseases.
Contact Lens Fittings
We offer all types of contact lenses (link to types of contact lenses) to improve vision. Nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, and astigmatism may be corrected with either soft or ridged contact lenses. We offer a wide selection of contacts including disposable, planned replacement, gas permeable, soft toric, soft multifocal, rigid multifocal, rigid bifocal, colored contacts, contacts to reduce eye strain and contacts to correct astigmatism.
Many of the newer contacts are more comfortable to wear, are more resistant to dryness, and much healthier than prior contact lenses.
Children’s Eye Exams
Many childhood vision problems have no symptoms, thus a thorough exam is crucial for detection and treatment. We encourage parents to bring children in for at least one eye exam prior to starting kindergarten. It is especially important if the parents or siblings have a history of eye problems.
Children are usually unable to tell their parents if the vision in one or both eyes is abnormal. Amblyopia (lazy eye) may develop if certain visual problems are not treated early in life. The American Optometric Association recommends the first eye exam at 6 months to detect such problems.
Problems to look for in your child include: crossing of the eyes, head tilt, squinting, headaches, eye rubbing, difficulty with near or far activities, skipping lines while reading, loss of place while reading, or double vision.
Primary Eye Care
Our practices are dedicated to taking care of your eyes. If you should ever notice anything unusual, such as redness, blurred vision, or discomfort, we encourage you to make an appointment. For floaters, flashes, extreme pain, or sudden changes in vision please call our office immediately.
“Pink Eye” treatment
Pink eye (Conjunctivitis) is a condition when the eyes become red and irritated. Blurry vision, itchiness, discharge, pain, or light sensitivity may also occur. Hedquist Eye Care can diagnose and treat all forms of conjunctivitis.
Lasik is a surgical procedure to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Our doctors co-manage with the best surgeons in the area and are can provide answers to any questions you may have.
Cataract surgery is recommended when the natural lens of the eye becomes too cloudy to see clearly. During surgery the cloudy lens is replaced with an implant. There are many types of implants which may be chosen based on the specific needs of each patient. Hedquist Eye Care diagnoses cataracts, assists with choosing the correct lenses and co-manage with experienced surgeons.
Custom Frame and Lens Selection and Fitting
Our office prides itself on helping you select the frames and lenses that are right for you including computer lenses, hunting lenses, driving lenses, snow lenses, fishing lenses, sport goggles, bicycling glasses, reading glasses, golfing glasses, and many others.