Primary Eye Care
Our doctors offer comprehensive exams that consist of two parts. The first part is an evaluation of your vision and determines your prescription. The second part of the exam evaluates the health of your eyes and checks for macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and any other abnormalities.
Ocular Disease Management
Our office has the latest technology to diagnose and manage diseases affecting the eye including: diabetic retinopathy, hypertensive retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, keratoconus, and eye infections. Optical coherence tomography, retinal photography, visual fields are a few of the instruments used by the doctors at Helena Vision Center to assess your ocular health and preserve the future of your vision.
For emergencies call the office at (406) 442-6814 or just walk in. One of the doctors will be able to see you as soon as possible without an appointment.
Our urgent care service is there for you when you need us. Our doctors have experience in corneal and conjunctival foreign body removal and treating eye infections. Keep in mind that an eye infection could be many things: a bacterial or viral infection, an allergic reaction, or something much more serious, such as a corneal ulcer.
Pediatric and Infant Exams
Your child should have their first eye exam before they are one year old. Because we feel that it is so important, Dr. Henriksen offers comprehensive eye exams to infants between six and twelve months old at no charge. For more information on the InfantSee Program, please visit www.infantsee.org. The American Optometric Association recommends that children have their eyes examined at ages 1, 3, and 5, and we strongly encourage parents to bring their kids in for an eye exam before they start school. Often times, children will
not complain of blurry vision because they do not know the difference. Vision screenings at school are inadequate at catching most vision disorders, meaning that just because a child passes the ‘eye chart test’ doesn’t mean that his or her visual system is functioning properly.
Over 85% of learning is done visually, and one in four children have a visual system disorder that significantly affects learning. Bring your child in for a complete assesment of binocular function, vision testing, and ocular health evaluation.
Specialty Contact Lens Fitting
Our doctors have been trained in fitting specialty contact lenses for irregular corneas, keratoconus, post-surgical fits, and bandage lenses. Our office also offers multifocal contact lens fits for patients no longer wanting to wear bifocal glasses.
Refractive Surgery Evaluation
Helena Vision Center has been in the forefront on providing our patients with the most up to date technology in refractive surgery. We have at least 10 years experience in providing pre-operative evaluations, refractive counseling, and post-operative care for each unique refractive surgery, to our patients and community. There are many different types of refractive surgery, and the doctors and staff at Helena Vision Center have the knowledge and experience to help every individual choose the appropriate one for their needs.
Comprehensive Eye Exam
Your yearly comprehensive eye exam consists of two main parts. The first part is an evaluation of your vision and is used to determine your prescription. The second part of the exam is a complete evaluation of the health of your eyes. During the ocular health segment, the doctor will check for things like cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration.
Helena Vision Center has been at the forefront in providing our patients with the most up-to-date technology in refractive surgery. We have at least 10 years experience in providing pre-operative evaluations, refractive counseling, and post-operative care for each unique refractive surgery for our patients.
Our pre-operative evaluations include: counseling patients on the different types of refractive surgery and post-surgical expectations, recommending the appropriate amount of time to discontinue contact lens wear, measuring corneal thickness and curvature, and a complete eye health evaluation to help detect any eye conditions which may disqualify the patient from having a certain type refractive surgery. There are many different types of refractive surgery, and the doctors and staff at Helena Vision Center have the knowledge and experience to help each individual choose the appropriate one for his or her visual needs.
Refractive surgery guidelines have been established to reduce potential complications. The doctors and staff at Helena Vision Center possess the knowledge, skills, technology, and compassion to assist every individual in choosing the procedure that best suits their desire. Please contact our office today to discuss your options and schedule an evaluation.