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Eye Care and Health Services Provided by the Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic

The Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinics in Mankato and New Ulm offer you and your family the following services:

  • Comprehensive eye examinations
  • Optomap retinal exams (read more below)
  • Contact lens evaluations, fittings and trainings, including the fitting of specialty and multi-focal contact lenses
  • One on one fitting of fashion forward and quality eyewear frames and lenses
  • Emergency eye care services
  • Ocular disease diagnosis and management
    • Cataracts
    • Glaucoma
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Dry Eye Syndrome
    • Macular Degeneration

Why Is It Important To Have An Eye Exam?

Children:

A child may have rapid vision changes due to growth spurts.
Parents and teachers may not recognize exactly what a child sees and the child may not be able to communicate vision problems.
Academic and athletic abilities may be compromised by sub-standard vision.
A child does not have the means to know what correct eyesight is and may learn to compensate for his/her difficulties causing long-term vision problems.

Adults:

For early detection of ocular diseases such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration.
Changes in vision without a change in prescription can lead to eye fatigue, headaches and eyestrain.
During the ages of 40 to 55 years, eyes experience more prescription changes than ever, specifically your near vision.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and physical illness may lead to vision loss.

What happens during an eye exam?

During a comprehensive eye exam with refraction, we measure your visual acuity; determine your eye-glass prescription near and at a distance; evaluate your eye muscle coordination; assess the front of the eye with a microscope; perform a glaucoma test; and dilate your eyes to properly evaluate the retina. However, we have invested in new technology so that you may not need to have your eyes dilated!

Optomap Retinal Exams

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. The Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic offers the optomap Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as your fingerprints and provides your eye doctor with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.

Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.

An optomap Retinal Exam provides:

A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
A permanent record for your file, which allows your eye doctor to view your images each year to look for changes.


The optomap Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Please schedule your optomap Retinal Exam with the Carlson-Tillisch Eye Clinic today!

For more information on the optomap Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website at www.optos.com

Call us at 507-345-5087 to schedule a consultation.