Eye and Vision Exams

Approximately 93 million adults are at high risk of vision loss in the United States, and approximately 6.8% of children aged 18 and below have been diagnosed with eye and vision problems. Unfortunately, most eye and vision problems have no specific signs or symptoms, which makes eye and vision exams an essential part of preventive healthcare.


Detecting these eye and vision problems at an early age does not only help prevent vision loss, but it is also cost-effective. At Richards & Wegener, Optometrists in Liberty, we perform comprehensive eye exams to rule out any vision problems and to ensure the general wellness of your eyes. Let’s look at some of the tests that we carry out during these comprehensive eye exams.

Taking a Personal History

Before any other test, our optometrists in Liberty will ask for some background information about any vision or eye problems you may have experienced. We will also want to know about your work environment and any medications that you may be taking. In addition, our eye doctor will want to know about any eye or vision problems in your immediate family.

The Visual Acuity Eye Exam

Our optometrists will conduct this test to understand how your vision compares to the standard 20/20 vision. This test measures the clearness of your vision by using a chart. An individual with 20/20 vision can see the eye chart clearly when standing 20 feet away. You use one eye at a time to read the letters, and if it is a child and they cannot read yet, the doctor will use a different type of test that is suitable for the child.

The Tonometry Eye Exam

This is a test that measures the pressure within your eye. These readings help to detect glaucoma. Most people with glaucoma do not exhibit any signs during the early stages, hence the need for regular eye and vision exams. This test involves applying some pressure against your eye. The good news is that it is painless, but our optometrists will use special eye drops to numb your eyes to ensure your comfort.

Visual Field Testing

This standard test performed in a comprehensive eye exam determines your peripheral or side vision. The optometrist will make you look at a particular object and then introduce moving objects in your field of vision. By doing this, we can identify if you have any underlying conditions.

Contact Our Optometrists in Liberty, MO

A comprehensive eye exam helps our optometrists determine the health of your eyes and provide treatment as needed. Call our team at Richards & Wegener, Optometrists today at (816) 781-0500 to schedule your next eye exam.


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Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "I had such a great experience today! It was hands down the most personable and informational eye exam I have ever had and I have been wearing glasses nearly my entire life! Highly recommend!"
  • "Dr. Wegener was so great with my daughter! She had a previous experience at another optometrist's office that left her feeling pretty scared about eye exams. Dr. Wegener was patient, explained everything in detail, completed her exam without any surprises or scares, and was very encouraging when she was picking out frames. She left with a huge smile on her face, excited to start wearing glasses. Will definitely be bringing the rest of the family! Thanks, Dr. Wegener!"
  • "It was an amazing experience and they explained everything very well. Everyone made me feel super comfortable and made sure I understood what they were explaining to me. Will definitely refer everyone I know to them and I am definitely making this my permanent eye doctor office."
  • "Doctor Wegener goes above and beyond for his patients. I can't say enough good things about him. He responds extremely quickly even after hours through their Facebook page and even met us after hours for an emergency. I refer everyone I know to him."
  • "Recently visited Dr. Wegener for our 7 year old son. We had a great experience! Dr Wegener was patient with our son's wiggles, but communicated clearly with him, in order to get a thorough exam. Dr. Wegener took care to fit our son's glasses well, which doesn't always happen at larger eyewear stores. I also appreciated all the education Dr Wegener provided. Ashley, the receptionist, is friendly and helpful, and the entire office is calm and welcoming."
    Amy H.
  • "I can't say enough great things about Doctor Wegener. He fit my son in short notice for an eye issue and met my husband on a day the office was closed for what we considered an emergency. He's incredibly kind and cares about his patients. I will recommend him to everyone"
    Joleen J.
  • "Dr. Wegener and his staff are amazing. We saw him for a second opinion and couldn't have been happier with our experience. He was extremely thorough and really got to the root of the problem. We have loved every aspect of our care and will definitely be regular patients from now on."
    Christine M.
  • "Staff is so friendly & helpful and there is a calm feel to the office which is so nice. You don't feel like you're in a cattle call waiting for your number. Dr. Wegener equally brings a relaxed, calm, yet thorough and knowledgeable experience. He is the first in all my years of eye exams and eyewear fittings who took the time to actually educate me on my eyes and care for them. You get a personal feel and know you've been heard.

    For those who avoid making phone calls to another human being for appointments - fear not! You can use messenger or texts to talk to them!

    Great experience, highly recommend!"
    Heather O.