A Division of Paragon Health, P.C.

Eye exams, glasses and contact lens prescriptions from Paragon Ophthalmology

We perform medical examinations of the eye at Paragon Ophthalmology. Our main concern is the overall health of your eyes.

Eye Exam

When it is time for your examination, a technician will ask questions about your past medical history and details about your present problem. Your vision will be checked as well as the prescription of the glasses you are wearing. If you have them, please bring your glasses, contact lenses, contact case, solution, eye drops, and a list of current medications. Eyedrops will be used to dilate the pupils of your eyes to obtain a comprehensive view of the internal structures of your eyes. Dilation of your pupils may make you sensitive to light and make it difficult to see things well at close range. For some individuals, it may be unsafe to drive following dilation. As a result, we advise that you consider having someone else drive after your exam if it includes dilation. We have sunglasses for your comfort following dilation.

Your eyes will remain dilated for about 3-4 hours and sometimes longer depending upon the types of drops used during your examination.

At the end of your examination, the doctor will discuss the exam findings with you and answer your questions.


A refraction is a vision service that is provided during an exam to determine if you vision has changed. This test will give you a new glasses or contact lens prescription. A new prescription cannot be given without a refraction. Refractions are not typically covered by a patient’s medical insurance. Our fee is $45 and is due at the time of service.

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Refraction Info


There are many optical outlets available in the region to fill your glasses prescription. For your consumer protection and assurance of quality and value, we are pleased to have Hiemstra Optical here to fill your glasses prescription. They are located next to our main waiting room. Their phone number is (269) 342-1405 and you can visit their website by clicking here.

Contact Lenses 

Paragon Ophthalmology can help you find the perfect contact lenses for your needs.  Dr. Julie McMullen is our contact lens specialist and we will be happy to schedule an appointment with her to take care of your contact lens needs.