Eye Care Services at Helena Vision Care
At Helena Vision Care, we want to provide families in Helena with the highest level of expert eye care from a trustworthy team that focuses on personalized patient care. With the full range of services that Dr. Jamie Reid and her experienced staff provide, we offer a one-stop center for quality eye care and treatment for all of our patients in the community.
Eye Exams, Contact Lens Exams, and Frame Selection
Being responsible for your eye care and eye health means keeping yearly appointments for eye exams with your optometrist. Eye exams are used to evaluate your changing corrective lens prescription and fit you for glasses or contact lenses that give you the clearest vision. They also involve an important series of tests that will reveal any signs of disease development. Eye exams provide an excellent opportunity to bring up any concerns, such as eye allergies, dry eye, or computer vision. Our optometrist will gladly provide suggestions to help maintain your vision and eye health between visits.
With the advancement of laser surgical technology, you can go beyond correcting your vision with glasses or contact lenses. During our detail-oriented eye exams, we will be glad to evaluate your potential to benefit from this surgery and guide you to the next steps.
Cataracts occur when proteins in the lens become brittle and leave opaque milky deposits, creating cloudy or spotted vision. This is a natural process and often occurs as people age. Fortunately, the procedure to eliminate cataracts is quite efficient and safe, and we will happily provide pre- and post-operative care if you choose to receive cataract treatment.
Retinal Disease Treatment
Some conditions in other parts of the body can manifest symptoms in the eyes, such as diabetic retinopathy. An over-abundance of blood sugar can tax the blood vessels in the retina, resulting in stress, bulging, and leakage. Diagnosis and treatment by our optometrist can help prevent the disease from damaging your vision.
Nearsightedness or farsightedness can come from the irregular shape of a person’s cornea or lens, which our optometrist can diagnose during an eye exam. Light enters the eye and then is processed through the eye’s components to transmit the information to the optic nerve for vision. The light may not be refracted perfectly based on cornea or lens shape. These conditions are quite common and can usually be addressed effectively with prescription lenses.
During a detailed examination, our optometrist can detect any misalignment of your eyes early and prevent the development of conditions such as amblyopia or strabismus. Training your eyes to work together lessens the chances of eye strain, headaches, and further vision problems.
Get Quality Eye Care in Helena, AL
If you are new to the Helena area or it has been a while since your last eye exam, call Dr. Jamie Reid at Helena Vision Care today at (205) 664-7577 to schedule an appointment.