Your annual eye exam with our Gillette optometrists is as important to your overall health as a yearly physical checkup with your family doctor. That’s because vision loss and eye disease typically occur gradually, with no obvious symptoms at first. Only a careful exam by expert optometrists in Sheridan and Gillette WY can detect early signs of eye problems, and possibly even alert you about signs of high blood pressure or diabetes that can show up during our detailed eye exams.
Regular Eye Exams Protect Your Eyesight and Eye Health
Finding eye problems early, through regular, comprehensive eye exams in Sheridan, can prevent vision loss and/or help keep eye disease from getting worse. Skipping your eye exams in Gillette, however, means that any hidden eye problems go untreated, which increases the chance of permanent, irreversible eye damage. Since eye exams with your optometrists in Gillette and Sheridan are convenient and painless, make sure your entire family visits our Sheridan or Gillette optometrists every year. Our complete annual eye exams include vision screening, eye health exams and eye function testing.
Components of a Comprehensive Eye Exam in Sheridan
Eye Function Tests
These functional tests help diagnose conditions like Lazy eye or glaucoma. During complete eye exams in Sheridan, our optometrists test your:
- Peripheral (side) vision
- Depth perception
- Color vision
- Light response
- Eye coordination
- Eye / vision alignment
Visual Acuity Measurement
Your optometrists in Sheridan and Gillette WY measure the sharpness of your vision to reveal any degree of near- or farsightedness, or astigmatism, and determine the prescription to correct these refractive errors. This begins with the well-known eye chart test. Correction options include contacts, eyeglasses, Ortho-k (contacts worn while sleeping) or we may refer candidates for Lasik eye surgery.
Eye Health Exam
In this part of the exam, our Sheridan optometrists physically examine your eyes with lighted, magnifying tools. For a better view of your internal eye, our Gillette optometrists may dilate your eyes with drops to relax your pupil. Your optometrists in Gillette examine the eye structure for any abnormalities, including your ocular blood vessels, retina, pupil, cornea (your eye’s natural, clear lens), tear ducts and more. Eye exams in Gillette may reveal signs of dry eye, glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration. Tests include the slit lamp test and the eye pressure test, where a puff of air is aimed at your eye. Many eye diseases can be managed early on with prescription eye drops.
Remember, your eyesight is precious and irreplaceable. We hope to see you soon for your annual eye exam. Contact WyoVision of Sheridan at 307-673-5177 or WyoVision of Gillette at 307-682-2747 today.