Not everyone is a candidate for LASIK, which is why a pre-screening and evaluation are a must. We recommend that before you move ahead with a LASIK consultation you be 21 years of age or older, and have a prescription that has been stable for at least one year. The only way to determine if LASIK is the right option for you is to contact us and schedule an appointment.
Toddlers and school age: A comprehensive eye examination will assess visual acuity, refractive status, ocular health, eye tracking, and eye focusing. Many vision problems can be corrected more easily with early diagnosis and treatment. Reports have estimated that up to 25% of students in grades K-6 have vision-related problems, which may contribute to poor school performance. The visual system matures rapidly during the first few years and it is important to identify any problems that may interfere with normal vision development.
Infants: Our vision examinations start as early as birth and continue through the school years. Although young children may not be able to read an eye chart, specialized procedures have been developed that allow us to measure the clarity of sight of children at almost any age.
Eye injuries can occur at any time. Our office is equipped to handle most eye injuries including eye lacerations, foreign bodies in the eye, or eye burns. One commonly overlooked symptom of an eye emergency is "Flashes of Lights" in your vision, when there is no light to explain the flashes. The eye does not have any pain sensors so flashes are you best clue there is something wrong. Our office staff is well trained to know how to expedite the treatment of these types of emergencies. If you are having an eye emergency, please call (406) 761-6841.
As a courtesy, eyewear adjustments and cleaning are provided without an appointment and free of charge.
Our optical department provides high-quality frames and lenses for lifestyle, occupational, and recreational needs. Frames for all ages, infants to adults, are available. A wide range of scratch-resistant and anti-reflective coatings, lens treatments, and tints are available.
We provide comprehensive contact lens care. After an eye examination we evaluate your eyes and determine which type of contact lens will best suit your individual needs. We prescribe all major brands of soft and ridged contact lenses. In addition, we prescribe bifocal contacts, monovision contacts, and astigmatism (toric) contacts.
Primary eye care includes a comprehensive vision and eye health examination. This examination is designed to detect a wide range of problems affecting vision function, such as blurry vision or eye discomfort. Evaluations for eye health disorders are also performed. Here at our office we incorporate computerized technology to assist the evaluation of spectacle prescriptions, peripheral vision, intraocular pressure, and eye health. Computerized examination instruments are used to supplement rather than replace personalized care. Examinations include tests for glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and the ocular effects of many general health disorders such as diabetes and high blood pressure.