Eye Exams

Kevin D. Gunnerson, O.D.

Optometrist located in Moberly, MO

Just as you check in once a year with your doctor, an annual eye exam should figure into your preventive health care. After all, where would you be without your eyes? At Dr. Kevin Gunnerson’s office, his team provides comprehensive eye exams that not only check your vision but the health of your eyes as well. If you’re in Moberly, Missouri, and you’d like to schedule an eye exam, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Eye Exams Q & A


Why do I need an eye exam?

If you find yourself squinting to see something off in the distance, or your eyes are constantly dry, these are just two reasons why a regular eye exam with Dr. Gunnerson is important. When you have your eyes checked regularly, Dr. Gunnerson is able to spot potential problems and intervene before they become more serious.

For example, around half of those with glaucoma aren’t aware of its existence, but Dr. Gunnerson performs a simple test to check for the condition. As well, if you’re having problems with your vision, Dr. Gunnerson is able to find the perfect solution for you with different corrective lens options. Lastly, certain medical conditions, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can have a serious effect on your eyes, making consistent eye care extremely important.

An annual eye exam doesn’t take long, but it goes a long way toward maintaining your eye health and vision.


At what age should I start eye exams?

Regular eye exams at any age are an important part of your healthcare, which is why Dr. Gunnerson and his staff offer comprehensive family, pediatric, and geriatric care.

If your child is having problems at school keeping up in class because they can’t see the screen or board, corrective lenses will get them back on track.

As you grow older, regular eye exams become especially important because your eyes, like the rest of your body, begin to succumb to age, and problems with vision and eye health can develop rapidly. During his geriatric eye exams, Dr. Gunnerson pays close attention to the early signs of cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.


What happens during an eye exam?

During your eye exam, Dr. Gunnerson first reviews your medical history and any problems you may be having with your vision or eyes.

Next, Dr. Gunnerson performs a check of your vision using specialized equipment and field testing. This exam tests your distance and proximal eyesight, as well as your peripheral, depth, and color vision acuity.

Lastly, the doctor conducts a physical exam of your eyes, using equipment to check the health of your retina, cornea, lens, and optic nerve. This equipment allows him to get a look inside your eyes and measure things like the pressure within, as high pressure may indicate glaucoma.

To get your family on the road to great eye health, call Dr. Kevin Gunnerson, or fill out the form online to schedule an appointment.