Eyecare Associates of West Richland
Optometrists in West Richland, WA
The Optometrist’s at Eye Care Associates of West Richland, provide comprehensive eye examinations using the latest technology, but we also take the time to listen to your needs and explain your options.
The following is a list of our Services:
- Comprehensive eye health examinations
- Diagnosis and Treatment of eye diseases
- Diagnosis and Treatment of eye allergies/inflammation
- State of the art equipment, including Ocular Coherence Tomography
- Treatment of Eye Injuries
- Eye Emergencies
- Pediatric Eyecare
- Vision Therapy
- Low Vision
- Visual Perception Testing (Children)
Full service optical department:
- Frame adjustments/troubleshooting
- Frame styling
- Exclusive designer frames
- Safety Eyewear
- Eyewear pricing options for the budget conscience to the luxury minded.
Routine Eye Exams at Eye Care Associates of West Richland include:
Physical Eye Health Exam
– The external and internal parts of the eyes are examined using special instruments like a slit lamp biomicroscope, binocular indirect ophthalmoscope and special focusing lenses. Your pupils may be dilated with eye drops for some of these tests.
– This test determines your eyeglass or contact lens prescription and we perform precise measurements in several different ways to determine the lens formula that will work best for you. Instruments used include a computerized autorefractor, phoroptor and retinoscope, but an important part of prescribing lenses is for the doctor to understand how you use your eyes at work and leisure.
Binocular Vision Testing
– We test your eye coordination to be sure your vision is comfortable and that your eyes work well together. This includes an analysis of the eye muscles used for movement, focusing and depth perception. If you have a problem with binocularity, your doctor may correct it with prescription glasses or vision therapy.
– This is one of several risk factors for glaucoma that we evaluate. It is a measure of the fluid pressure inside the eye. We offer several ways to do this test: Goldmann tonometry, which is a device with a blue light that shines at the eye, or a tonopen which is a gentle probe that touches the cornea for a moment (after anesthetic eye drops are instilled).
Visual Field Test
– Every comprehensive exam includes a screening of your peripheral vision with a computerized autoperimeter. You click a hand-held button when you see small lights off to the side. It takes about 2 minutes per eye and it can help diagnose or rule out neurological disorders of the visual system.
– A special camera takes a digital color photograph of the back of your eye. This test is recommended on a routine basis to provide your doctor with a baseline record of the appearance of your retina, internal blood vessels and optic nerve. It is also used to document diseases and anatomical abnormalities and monitor them over time.
– Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing your optometrist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis and provide treatment guidance for glaucoma and retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
We see eye emergencies every day. Symptoms of emergencies include eye pain, redness, discharge, sudden loss of vision, flashes and floaters, embedded foreign particles or other injuries. If you ever have unusual symptoms like these, just call our office and we will see you the same day. We diagnose and treat eye infections, abrasions, chemical burns, foreign bodies, eyelid lumps, corneal ulcers, glaucoma, allergies, inflammatory disease and many other eye problems.