Eye Exams Provided by Our Optometrist
At Butler Eyecare, serving Lebanon, MO, and the general vicinity, we offer routine eye exams provided by an optometry specialist in order to preserve your vision and eye health. If you notice you have trouble seeing, or know you have vision problems, an optometrist may prescribe corrective eyewear. Those who have a vision deficit caused by an irregularly shaped cornea may receive a specialized treatment to optimize their vision. Routine eye exams can even help detect eye issues early.
About Our Vision Exams
Generally, we begin eye appointments with a vision examination, which can provide us with information to prescribe eyewear or can act as part of the diagnostic process for eye problems. During your vision examination, our optometrist has you look into a set of lenses to read different sized letters. From the information we glean, we determine if you have a vision deficit. The next portion of your vision screening tests for astigmatism. During this part of the exam, you look at different images and let our optometrist know which one looks clearer.
About Our Eye Exams
We also evaluate your eyes for problems. For instance, we have you look into different machines that evaluate your eyes. One of these machines will blow air into your eye in order to measure the pressure in your eyes. Abnormal eye pressure can indicate you have a condition known as glaucoma, which can lead to blindness. Our optometrist may also dilate your pupils to examine the inside of your eye. This allows us to view your retina. Retinal problems like diabetic retinopathy and retinal detachment cause you to see squiggly lines and other visual disturbances. Since your retina is the area of your eye that's sensitive to light and communicates with your optic nerve, you can experience vision problems that aren't reversible without surgery. We can also see if there's any clouding on your lenses when we examine your eyes.
How We Can Help Your Vision and Eyes
Our optometry specialist can prescribe contacts, even specialty ones if your eyes are hard to fit. We use a machine that gathers information about the size of your eyes, and then we can determine the proper size you require. Our optometrist can size you for glasses and provide you with bifocals, trifocals, or even transition lenses. We supply treatment for various eye problems, too.