Looking for an eye exam for you or a family member? We have you covered. We specialize in serving your whole family, and that includes your kids too! We believe in providing thorough, regular eye exams so you can stay on top of you and your family's health. Below are some of the specialty services we offer.
Eye Exams for Children
Parents often ask, if my child passed a visual screening do they really need an eye exam? The answer is yes, the two are very different. Both adults and children need more than just a visual screening.
Multifocal Contact Lens Fitting
Experiencing eye fatigue at the end of the day? Multifocal contact lenses have distance, near and intermediate powers in one lens. You don’t have to have a history of contact lens wear to have this fitting performed.
Dry Eye Management
Burning, aching, itching, watering or just a “tired” feeling at the end of the day could be an indication that you have dry eye disease. Since the condition is chronic and progressive, the sooner we start treating and managing your dry eye disease the better.
Career/Hobby Specialty Refractions
Standard progressive lenses not working for your hobbies? We specialize in secondary refractions, contacts and glasses that are tailored specifically to your hobbies. Bring measurements to your appointment!
We believe great eye care lives at the intersection of knowledgable and caring doctors and staff and great technology. We are devoted to having up-to-date equipment and being on top of the latest technology trends in our industry. Below are just a few specialty technologies and services we will have!
Hate the air puff test?
We feel your pain so we use the latest rebound technology to measure IOP (intra-orifice pressure) without having to subject our patients to the traditional air puff test. Unique technology enables safe, painless and hygienic IOP measurement with the Icare® rebound tonometer.
Protect your vision.
We use Daytona Optos to capture 200° optomaps of your retina in a second. An optomap helps us detect early signs of vision impairment and may help us identify other early signs of diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease. Under normal conditions, dilation drops may not be necessary.
Skip the wait!
Don't have one to two weeks to wait for the next pair of glasses? We have an LE-700 Edging Station to make select lenses in house. This means you can get your new glasses and lens replacements faster!
Meet the owners
You and Eye is a family business. Often Dr. Bhend' s husband, James, will help with insurance eligibility checking, verification and filing. The kiddos: Brie, Carter and Jackson come in with dad too! As a family, we are all excited and committed to providing you and your family with a friendly and quality eye care experience.
Dr. Kristy Gehling Bhend
Dr. Bhend grew up South of Rochester on a farm in Grand Meadow, MN. She graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry with her Masters in Vision Science, in addition to her Optometry degree. She has a strong education in both the standard research-based and medical models of optometry. Dr. Bhend takes pride in giving patients thorough eye exams and explaining the meaning behind the science so that her patients can understand their eye health. Her experience with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition uniquely allows her to add an extra dimension of preventative wellness and nutritional health to her patients' care. When Dr. Bhend isn't practicing optometry she enjoys spending time with her family and horses or taking a family trip to Florida!
James Bhend grew up on a farm in LeRoy, MN. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Broad Area Agriculture. As the co-owner of You and Eye, he is in charge of business administration and has become our general handyman! James helped create the welcoming experience at You and Eye from the barn board design down to the scents used in the space, as well as the co-creator of the name “You and Eye”. When James isn't at the practice he is spending time with his family, fixing and building things or farming.