Are You Ready for the Great American Eclipse 2017?

Just in case you haven’t heard, there’s a rare celestial event on the way! On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will touch the U.S. mainland for the first time since 1979, following a path that crosses the country from Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Tens of millions of people who live within a 70-mile radius of its cross-country track will witness the eclipse in totality (the sun completely blocked by the moon). Those of us in Northfield as well as millions of others outside this narrow strip will enjoy a partial eclipse. River Valley Eye Professionals is urging everyone to view the eclipse with proper eye protection to avoid any temporary or permanent eye damage from the sun. More »

Using the RevolutionPHR Patient Portal

This past spring, River Valley Eye Professionals launched the patient portal RevolutionPHR, which allows patients to view and edit contact information, access prescriptions and send secure messages to a doctor. In this presentation, we’ll show you how to perform common tasks on the RevolutionPHR patient portal. More »

Hearing Screenings Now Available

River Valley Eye Professionals is now providing no-cost hearing screenings for patients (ages 50 and older) during regular eye exams. This free screening is designed to detect any evidence of hearing loss and provide a referral and report for you to share with your audiologist. More »

Glaucoma Suspect

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“Glaucoma Suspect” is the term used when an individual appears to be at higher risk of developing glaucoma, but does not seem to have developed any actual disease.

There is no single test to rely on to know if a person may have glaucoma. So when some factors indicate that there may be glaucoma, but other factors seem to indicate that there is not, we use the term “Glaucoma Suspect.” More »

Perspectives on Ordering Glasses Online

Order Now PictureWe often get the question, “How about those glasses I can get off the Internet?” Since no one from our staff has ever ordered glasses over the Internet, it’s hard for us to know first-hand what you might get. My usual response is the age-old adage, “You get what you pay for,” but is that fair to say without evidence and research? More »