We are committed to providing quality eye care for you and your family.
Are you the only one in your household who needs glasses, or do you need an optometrist for the whole family? In either case, Christenson Vision Care in Hudson, WI, is ready to meet all of your eye care needs. Schedule an appointment with one of our eye doctors, Dr. Garth Christenson, Dr. Micki Flynn, or Dr. David Turner for a vision exam and a great selection of frames for the whole family.
Christenson Vision Care has doctors that are residency trained specialists in pediatric optometry. We are able to measure vision and examine children of all ages.
Symptoms of eye-tracking problems may include poor reading accuracy, clumsiness, slow reading, and needing to reread sections, head movement, and tilting, squinting, and difficulty completing tasks such as copying texts or detailed hobbies like model painting and sewing.
If you're noticing more of your friends wearing glasses recently, there's a reason for that. As you get older, the changes in your eyesight accelerate. What used to be a gradual need for better vision correction turns into a rapid decline. Instead of an eye exam every couple of years, our optometry team at Christenson Vision Care recommends that you come in for a comprehensive examination every year.
Contacts offer advantages over glasses which many people enjoy, including improved peripheral vision and better comfort for sports and outdoor activities.
Vision Therapy can be very effective in the visual rehabilitation of concussions (when visual symptoms persist), stroke recovery and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
Diabetics are at an increased risk for eye problems including diabetic retinopathy. High blood sugar can cause blood to leak from retinal vessels. If this goes untreated, vision loss may occur from damage to the retina.
For eye problems that require immediate attention we can often schedule an urgent visit that day, during our regular office hours. Our doctors are trained and certified to treat a variety of eye diseases. This includes treatment for eye infections, ocular allergies and eye injuries.
If you are dealing with blurry vision, you could have astigmatism. An eye exam done by an optometrist will reveal what is causing your sight issue. Our experienced eye doctors at Christenson Vision Care in Hudson, WI, can help you to understand what is causing your blurry vision and how to correct it.
Blurry vision can affect your up-close or far-away sight. Unfortunately, it can make viewing fine details nearly impossible. Depending on the severity, it could hinder your ability to partake in your usual-day events if you don't have corrective eyewear. Plus, uncorrected vision deficits may lead to headaches and other unpleasant symptoms. At Christenson Vision Care, serving Hudson, WI, and the nearby region, our optometry practitioner identifies blurry vision as well as the appropriate measures to optimize your vision.
Flashes of light in the eye often appear as little shooting stars or momentary bright spots. If you have never experienced them before, they may seem to be coming from outside, making the initial experience perhaps a little scary.
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT), also known as, Gentle Vision Shaping, uses specifically designed contact lenses which act as a vision retainer to gradually reshape the front surface of the eye (the cornea) during sleep. This gentle and gradual reshaping of the eye eliminates or reduces nearsightedness (myopia) or astigmatism.
Modern eye care offers corrective options ranging from eyeglasses to vision therapy - with contact lenses proving a popular choice for many.
Sports vision therapy or training is used by athletes to heighten their athletic abilities and to give them the leading edge on the playing field. The optometry office of Christenson Vision Care in Hudson, WI can help you attain the visual performance levels that can put you over the top to place you one step closer to excellence in the sport of your choice.
LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), is the most popular refractive surgical procedure. In this procedure, a laser is used to permanently change the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. This improves vision and reduces a person's need for glasses or contact lenses.
Just a few decades ago, computer vision syndrome (CVS) was not known or understood. However, with an increase in the role of computers in our lives, it has become an increasingly common issue. Researchers believe that 50-90% of people who use computers in their daily lives have experienced CVS to some degree. The amount of time that many people stare into a computer screen is increasing, which puts significant strain on our eyes.
Many people require vision correction either at a young age or at some point later in life. Many more turn to reading glasses for work and leisure. But for the performance athlete or recreational sports enthusiast who needs vision correction while engaging in sporting activities, much more than ordinary glasses are necessary.
Many people are cheered by a bright, sunny day, but the effect of all that sunlight on the eyes is a less sunny proposition. UV and glare can create a variety of issues, from dangerous "snowblindness" to irreversible disorders that threaten your eyesight.
Dry eye is a condition where the eyes have insufficient tears or poor quality tears. Without the natural lubrication and cleansing of tears, a sufferer may experience a feeling of grit or debris in the eyes, blurred vision and tired eyes. A person's eyes may appear reddened and inflamed. In extreme cases of the condition, chronic dry eye can result in increased eye infections and scarring of the cornea.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) occurs when the cells in the center portion of the retina deteriorate over time. This degeneration is more common as we get older and leads to various levels of central vision loss which can make it difficult to read and drive.
Regular contact lenses are hugely popular, but they don't meet everyone's needs. For some, having a lens sit directly on the cornea is uncomfortable.
Cataracts are a common eye condition that affects millions of people over the age of 40. If left untreated, cataracts can lead to a reduction of vision and blindness. The expert eye care at Christenson Vision Care in Hudson, WI, will refer you to a Cataract Specialist.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that can lead to progressive vision loss if not treated early. This can occur painlessly without any noticeable symptoms. Vision loss in glaucoma happens when the optic nerve is damaged often from increased eye pressure.
Our vision is incredibly important for our well-being. We rely on it every day to fulfill our daily tasks and remain functional. However, some deviations can occur over time that can end up affecting our vision.