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Advanced Optical

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5465 Mountain Iron Drive #700
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: 218-741-3000
Fax: 218-741-0800

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday10:00am6:00pm
Tuesday10:00am6:00pm
Wednesday10:00am6:00pm
Thursday10:00am6:00pm
Friday10:00am6:00pm
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
SundayClosedClosed
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At Advanced Optical, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.

Eye Exam and Consultation

During an eye exam, Dr. Jeff Melicher will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications you are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. Dr. Melicher will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations.

Vision Testing

Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our Virginia optometrist provides regular vision acuity test as part of a comprehensive eye exam. Dr. Melicher will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, Dr. Melicher may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.

Eye Function Testing

In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Virginia office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable Dr. Melicher to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.

Eye Health

As part of a comprehensive eye exam, our Virginia optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Melicher evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Melicher reviews the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 218-741-3000 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.

Post-Operative Care

Once your surgery is scheduled, we will schedule follow-up appointments for you in our Virginia office. Typically, you will begin these follow-ups the day after the surgery and continue at prearranged times over the following six months. After 1 year, a full exam is recommended to determine the long-term results of your procedure. Dr. Melicher is experienced in working with patients pre- and post-operation and will answer any questions that you have along the way. If you have questions about LASIK surgery, call 218-741-3000 to speak with our knowledgeable staff or .

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Highly recommend.....Dr. Melicher spends the time to examine thoughly and answers all your questions.  He doesn't make you feel rushed.....

- Sharon Chopp Vaida - / Virginia, MN

Office Hours

DayMorningAfternoon
Monday10:00am6:00pm
Tuesday10:00am6:00pm
Wednesday10:00am6:00pm
Thursday10:00am6:00pm
Friday10:00am6:00pm
SaturdayBy Appt.Closed
SundayClosedClosed

Meet The Optometrist

Meet The Optometrist Dr. Melicher is an Optometrist in Virginia providing complete eye care services for the surrounding communities. Dr Jeff is a native of North Dakota and completed Undergraduate Work at the University of North Dakota - Grand Forks and attained his Doctorate Degree at Pacific University College of Optometry, Forest Grove Oregon in 1992. Dr. Melcher and his wife Brenda moved to Virginia/Eveleth in 1993 serving the local area with quality eye care services for over 20 years. Dr. Melicher relocated his eye care services January of 2012 to the Plaza 53 Mall as owner of Advanced Optical Eye Care Center. Read More

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5465 Mountain Iron Drive #700
Virginia, MN 55792
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