At Havre Optometric Clinic, we strive to provide comprehensive, primary eye care for the whole family. Preventative and routine eye exams are important to maintaining good eye health. Often, eye and vision problems do not have obvious symptoms or signs, but are easily diagnosed by a licensed optometrist. By diagnosing eye and vision conditions early on, our doctors are able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly eye and vision exams.
Eye Exam and Consultation
During an eye exam, we will ask you questions about any symptoms or issues you are experiencing, medications your are currently taking, any blurry vision, your work environment, and your overall health. Family history and previous eye or vision conditions will also be discussed during this part of the examination. We will consider this information when determining any treatments or recommendations. Your eyes will be examined inside and out allowing our doctors to offer you a comprehensive assessment of your overall eye health and vision needs.
Regular vision testing and evaluations ensure that you always have the clearest vision possible. Our doctors provide regular vision acuity tests as part of a comprehensive eye exam. We will measure how each eye is seeing by using a wall eye chart and a reading eye chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction, with 20/20 being the standard for normal distance and reading vision. Depending on the results of your vision test, we may prescribe corrective glasses, contacts, or eye exercises.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam at our clinic includes testing eye functionality. Our doctor perform several tests to evaluate depth perception, color vision, eye muscle capabilities, peripheral vision, and responsiveness to light. Several other simple tests are completed to determine whether the eyes are focusing, moving, and working together properly. The test results enable us to diagnose any underlying conditions that may be impairing the eyes ability to focus or work together.
As part of a comprehensive eye exam our doctors examine the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. We evaluate eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye we recommend having an Optomap Retinal Exam as a part of your comprehensive exam. Though dilation may still be necessary and Optomap Retinal Exam is able to capture a panoramic digital image of your retina that offers valuable eye health information.
Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, we review the results and discusses an treatments with you. Contact us at 406-265-1231 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.