Optometrists in West Allis seeing patients of all ages for regular eye care & treatment of eye problems.
West Allis Optometrists
Our West Allis eye doctors provide eye health exams, routine vision care and prescription updates.
Eye doctors for your whole family
We welcome patients of all ages from young children needing an eye exam before kindergarten, to young adults using their own vision insurance for the first time, to older adults concerned with age-related vision changes.
Whether it’s a regular exam to update your prescription or you need an eye doctor’s note for tinted windows, you’ll find expert care and affordable treatments at Wisconsin Vision.
Pediatric eye doctors
Book a kids eye exam online or contact our eye care center today. At Wisconsin Vision you'll find expert, caring vision services for children, including patients with special needs. Our pediatric optometrists provide eye exams for children aged 3 and older. If your child is younger than 3 years old, please contact us for a referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist.
Optometric services include:
Comprehensive Exams for eye health
Specialized vision care for pilots, athletes & driving
Treatments for dry eye, digital eye strain & other vision problems
Contact lens fitting & consulting
Caring optometrists & cutting-edge technology in Milwaukee
Our optometrists provide West Allis residents with individualized care, taking the time to educate you about your eye health and answer any questions you may have.
Our state-of-the-art eye care center in West Allis includes the latest equipment used to diagnose eye disease and vision impairment. Our eye doctors use early diagnosis, preventative treatments and a patient-focused philosophy to provide the highest level of eye and vision care to you and your family.
Eye doctors for routine care, injury & disease
Our West Allis optometrists see patients for any type of eye problem, including:
- Pink eye
- Dry eyes
- Eye infections
- Eye injuries
- Diabetic eye problems
- Eye pain
- Graves’ eye disease
- Blurry vision
- Lazy eye (amblyopia)
- Macular degeneration
- Retinal detachment
- Red eyes
- Scratched eye
- Strabismus (crossed eyes)
- Corneal ulcers
Often our patients ask if it’s “worth” seeing an eye doctor for a bump on the eyelid, a sudden vision change or eye irritation. In a word: Yes! You only get one pair of eyes, so when in doubt, see an eye doctor. If necessary our optometrists can refer you to a suitable specialist.
Our eye doctors accept more types of vision insurance than other West Allis optometrists. You can get a free consultation with a vision care specialist to learn more about our affordable eye care options.
Eye doctor open on Saturdays
We understand it can be hard to find time to see an eye doctor during the work week. We offer Saturday appointments for eye exams to better serve our patients.
Local eye doctor for diabetes-related eye care
Our eye doctors see many patients who have diabetes. Comprehensive eye exams at Wisconsin Vision are always performed by an optometrist (not a technician) and include dilation. Learn more about diabetic eye care or book your exam online.
When to see an eye doctor for dry eyes
Dry eyes can be temporarily caused by air travel, allergies, prolonged screen time, and other circumstances. Getting older, changes in hormones, digital device use and many common medications can also contribute to dry eye symptoms.
Chronic dry eye puts you at a higher risk of infections and damage to the corneal surface. When your dry eye lasts longer than a couple of weeks, eye drops stop working, or other symptoms develop, it’s time to book an eye exam.
Choosing the right eye doctor for contact lenses
Many factors can make finding comfortable contact lenses difficult. Conditions such as keratoconus, astigmatism or dry eye affect the surface of the eye (and how contacts fit). Individual sensitivities and preferences can also make finding the right contacts more challenging.
Finding the best eye doctor for contact lenses is a crucial part of finding your best-fitting contacts. Our eye doctors conduct thorough contact lens exams and fittings to determine the optimal contacts for your unique eyes. We’ll patiently work with you until you’re seeing clearly and comfortably with your contact lenses.
Eye and vision care for children with autism
Quality vision care is especially important for individuals with autism and their families. Each patient’s situation is unique. In some cases, an underlying vision problem can contribute to behaviors such as poor eye contact, looking with the sides of the eye, extreme light sensitivity, or hand-flicking movements near the face. Proper vision assessment, vision correction, and/or vision therapy can significantly benefit people living with autism. Our eye doctors provide comprehensive eye health evaluation and vision testing for adult and pediatric patients on the spectrum.
West Allis eye doctor for senior eye care
Keeping up with annual eye exams is especially important for adults aged 60 and older. There are many ways aging affects the eyes and vision. We make it easy to access affordable eye care with discounted pricing for seniors and compassionate senior eye care at all our locations. Our eye doctors take Medicare, which may cover certain types of eye exams when you meet the criteria.
In many cases, mild pink eye symptoms clear up on their own in a week or two with nothing more than proper hand hygiene and over-the-counter treatments for symptom relief.
You should see an optometrist if your pink eye symptoms don’t go away after two weeks, or if they include any of the following:
- Pus-like discharge
- Fever, chills & pain in the affected area
- Blurred vision or seeing double
- Pain when looking at bright light, or seeing halos around bright lights
When seeing an eye doctor for pink eye symptoms, they’ll perform an eye exam and assess your health history to determine the cause and prescribe a suitable course of treatment.
Styes often clear up on their own, or with the help of an over-the-counter treatment, within a few days. You should see an eye doctor for a stye if:
- Symptoms persist for longer than a few days, or get worse
- It’s hard to see
- You have a red, swollen eyelid and can’t open it all the way
- You have eye pain (not just eyelid pain)
- You get recurring styes
Whenever you’re on the fence about seeing an eye doctor for an infection, it’s better to err on the side of caution. Schedule an eye exam online or call for our earliest opening.
A comprehensive eye exam includes tests for astigmatism. Astigmatism is an imperfectly curved cornea or lens, and it means your eye can’t focus light perfectly on the retina. During an eye exam, your eye doctor will measure the refractive error and determine the lens power needed to correct the astigmatism.
Astigmatism is a very common eye condition, affecting around a third of all people. You can find an eye doctor for astigmatism at all our locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I see an optometrist without insurance?
Absolutely, we accept patients with or without insurance.
When should I see an eye doctor?
We recommend annual or at least biannual appointments. However, if you are experiencing eye pain or vision problems, you should see an optometrist immediately.
How old does my child need to be to see an eye doctor?
Children should begin regular eye doctor appointments at age 3 unless they have eye pain or vision problems, in which case they should see an optometrist as soon as possible.
Are the West Allis doctors available on Saturday?
Our West Allis offices are open from 9 am until 3 pm on Saturdays.
Do you offer special services for seniors?
Yes, we offer special discounted rates on comprehensive eye care to our senior patients.
Is the West Allis location hiring?
We are currently hiring at all Wisconsin Vision locations, including our West Allis offices.