At Redwater Eye Care, 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 optometrist is able provide treatment options and in many cases restore or prevent vision loss. The American Optometric Association recommends yearly or bi-yearly eye and vision exams, depending on whether you are at-risk or not.
Eye Exam and Consultation
Dr. Gill will consider a wide range of information before determining any treatments or recommendations to care for your eye health and vision needs. During the exam the doctor will learn about your family history of all medical conditions, your own personal medical history and all medications that you are currently taking. The doctor will also ask you about any blurry vision, work environment and any other symptoms or issues you are experiencing.
The doctors at Redwater Eye Care use several visual tests during the eye exam. To ensure you see your best, regular vision testing and evaluation is key. Dr. Gill provide this with every comprehensive exam. Regular visual acuity is determined by using a wall eye chart and seeing how each eye can see the chart. The results of these tests are portrayed as a fraction. The standard for normal distance and near vision is 20/20. At the conclusion of these tests Dr. Gill will be able to more accurately prescribe corrective glasses or contacts.
Eye Function Testing
In addition to vision testing, an eye exam in our Belle Fourche office includes testing eye functionality. Our optometrist performs 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 Dr. Gill 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 optometrist examines the overall health of the eye through a visual examination and tonometry. Dr. Gill evaluates eye health by visually inspecting the eye and eyelids using magnification and a bright light. To examine the internal structures of the eye, we may dilate the pupils. Increased eye pressure may be an indicator of glaucoma, so we utilize tonometry to measure eye pressure. After completing these short tests, Dr. Gill will review the results and discusses any treatments with you. Contact us at (605) 723-3937 today to schedule a comprehensive eye exam.