Comprehensive, Compassionate Eye Care Tailored to You
The Bixby Eye Center is committed to providing truly tailored services for each of your eye care needs. But before we can recommend a pair of glasses, contact lenses, or other treatments, you must first have an eye exam.
We structure our eye exams to be as comprehensive and comfortable as possible. During the exam, we can prescribe lenses, detect eye diseases, and give you helpful information to manage your eye health.
It all starts when you book an appointment. Make life a little more clear, and book your next eye exam in Peoria today.
Why It’s Important to Have Eye Exams
You may have a higher risk of developing an eye disease as you grow older. Many eye diseases, including macular degeneration and glaucoma, can develop without noticeable symptoms during their early stages, giving them the chance to progress for years if untreated. Eventually, these diseases can permanently damage your vision.
One of the best ways to detect, monitor, and manage an eye disease is to ensure you have regular eye exams. According to the American Optometric Association, adults between 18 and 64 should have an eye exam once every 2 to 3 years. Still, we recommend annual eye exams until we can determine your eyes are healthy and stable.
The Eye Exam Process
Discussing Your Health
When it’s time for your appointment, our clinical staff greets you in our waiting room before taking you to our pre-test room.
Every eye exam starts with discussing your health, eye health, and personal and familial health history. This conversation helps us orient the exam if you’re at risk of developing certain eye conditions that could affect your vision or eye health, like diabetes.
Once we have ensured your medical history is accurate and up to date, we will address any questions you have before proceeding with your appointment.
Testing Your Visual Acuity
The next step is testing your visual acuity. Visual acuity testing is essential for determining your prescription strength if you need glasses or contact lenses.
There are several ways to do this, and we will take a series of steps to ensure your prescription is accurate.
Testing for Eye Diseases
Next is testing for eye diseases.
Many eye diseases develop without symptoms during their early stages, but our optometrists look for early signs of these problems before your vision becomes permanently damaged. We use some of the latest eye care technology to search for these signs. One of them is ocular coherence tomography, a device that takes highly detailed cross-sectional images of your retina.
Findings & Recommendations
At the end of the eye exam, we will provide you with all our findings and recommendations for maintaining healthy eyes and clear vision. We’ll be more than happy to walk you through our selection of designer frames, prescribe medication, and set up follow-up exams.
Protect Your Eyes Today
Request your appointment at The Bixby Eye Center today, to protect your eyesight and take steps toward excellent ocular health.
- 6807 N. Knoxville Ave.
- Peoria, IL 61614
- Phone: 309-692-0000
- Fax: 309-692-8082
- Monday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Tuesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Wednesday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Thursday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM
- Saturday: 8 AM – 12 PM*
- Sunday: Closed
*Once per month, call for details
After requesting an appointment, we will call you to confirm. If you don’t hear from us, please call 309-692-0000
I look forward to coming to Bixby Eye Center. They are caring and thorough.
Dr. Jensen was very professional and thorough during my exam. He took time to explain what he was observing and addressed any concerns. The staff was very welcoming and easy to talk. Robin made the experience of selecting glasses enjoyable and helped me find a pair that were best for me. Great team there!
I have been consistently impressed by the team at Bixby. Having been a former patient of Dr. Lasken, I began seeing Dr. Jensen a few years ago. I have a complicated case of keratoconus, and Dr. Jensen and the team at Bixby have worked seamlessly with vision experts in Chicago, Iowa City, and Bloomington to ensure my needs are met. In a day and age where business often supersedes genuine performance, I am extremely grateful for this team’s willingness to continuously provide excellent/kind care & attention to my specific needs. Highly recommend if new to the area or seeking a change in optical providers.
Everyone is wonderful there!!!!
I felt heard by the technician and the physician, which goes a LONG WAY in healthcare!! Thank you for taking the time to listen to my concerns rather than making me feel rushed to get out.
I arrived early, yet, even so, I was not left waiting. Don is definitely the nicest and funniest ever. I actually had fun at an eye appointment.
I was two hours early, and was in the right place at the right time. I was able to be taken care of then. The thorough explanation of which add ons to the lenses was a huge help in my decisions, and it was just nice to feel important; not just an appointment. I asked questions I was scared to ask before, and my doctor was patient, thorough, and very helpful in my understanding of certain terms. It also gave me more confidence in my vision. I cam to find out after all these years since my injury as a kid, I still have 20/20 vision, and there isn’t a scar or the potential for symptoms of one in the future. If people I am talking to have insurance that Bixby takes, I’m making sure they at least check you guys out, because the service is just all around awesome! There is absolutely nothing to change. Everything was done professional. You know how the saying goes, :If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.” From the moment I walked in to the moment I walked out, I went from being nervous and worried to smarter and confident about my vision health and concerns. Thank y’all so much; very happy I’m now a client!
The entire staff, from the lady at the reception desk to the person who helped me pick out new glasses was very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. My best visit ever!