We truly believe in routine eye examinations so that you can see as clearly as possible. Once you have to get glasses or contacts, it is even more important to watch the health of your eyes. You also need routine checks to ensure your prescription has not changed.
To ensure good eye health and vision, we are very proud to offer the following services:
Cataracts cause a clouding of the lens in the eye, making your vision appear to be foggy. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over 40 and are the leading cause of blindness in the world.
Your eyes are meant to naturally adjust to normal light changes, adjust focus, and allow us to see both near and far. Your lens is primarily made up of water and proteins. The proper arrangement of these proteins is what contributes to normal vision. Some of these proteins clump together forming a clouding of the lens.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
On average, we recommend scheduling an appointment annually to ensure your eyes are remaining healthy. If you have been diagnosed with an eye condition, however, we may recommend more frequent visits.
During your appointment, we will review your patient history, visual acuity, perform preliminary tests, and evaluate your eyes’ overall health.
Comprehensive eye exams may include:
- Testing visual acuity or refractive error
- Pupil evaluation with or without dilation
- Examination of peripheral visual field
- Color vision testing
- Analysis of the visual systems
- Examination of the external parts of the eye
- Intraocular pressure measurement
- Examination of the health of the entire eye
Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.
Here at Hometown Eyecare and Optical, LLC, we are here for you in the case of an emergency. There are times when you may need immediate care for your eyes. Any time that you experience trauma to your eyes, you need to be seen. If you get anything in your eye, especially chemicals and foreign objects, you should be seen immediately to limit the potential damage to the eye.
Glaucoma occurs from damage to the eye’s optic nerve and can often lead to loss of vision and blindness. To detect glaucoma, our highly trained doctors will perform a proper screening to determine severity, examine the damage, and help you manage your glaucoma.
Early detection of glaucoma is crucial in preventing vision loss and blindness; the earlier the better. However, there is no official cure for glaucoma. There are several treatment methods that manage, slow down, or halt the process. Treatment for glaucoma will vary depending on the stage and severity for each individual patient.
Pediatric Eye Exams
Here at Hometown Eyecare and Optical, LLC, we are proud to offer pediatric eye examinations. Children should have their first eye exam around the age of six months. If the first exam finds that their eyes are healthy, they won’t need another appointment until they are between the age of two and three.
Although many schools offer annual eye exams, they are not complete visual exams and the results can be inaccurate. For this reason, you should schedule yearly or bi-yearly examinations to ensure that your child’s eyes are healthy and that he or she can see clearly.
Here at Hometown Eyecare and Optical, LLC, we are proud to assist our patients with eye disease treatment in Riverton, WY and the surrounding communities.Some common eye diseases are glaucoma, macular degeneration, and blepharitis. Recent innovations have made it easier to treat patients who are suffering from these diseases.
If you ever feel as though you are having vision problems, you will want to book an appointment with your eye doctor right away. Your eyes are a critical part of your daily life, and it is important that you take care of them.
Once you have an appointment booked, we will take you through a variety of tests to determine what the issue is. We will also ask you a series of questions about your medical history as some diseases can be hereditary.
In most cases, reversing damage is not possible; however, an eye doctor is able to slow down the progression of the problem. You can aid in keeping your eyes healthy through some lifestyle changes such as protecting your eyes from sunlight, eating a balanced diet, and quitting smoking.
Our entire staff is dedicated to your eye health. We have the experience and equipment necessary to diagnose and treat nearly all eye diseases and are here to help you every step of the way. If you ever have any questions, we are always happy to answer them. We never want you to feel confused or overwhelmed.