Comprehensive Eye Exam

There are many eye conditions that can exist early on where visual acuity is either not affected or barely affected. Some of these conditions include macular degeneration and malignant melanoma. This exam includes a dilated eye exam to look for these conditions, among others. A yearly eye exam is recommended to help ensure the health of your eyes.

Cataract Evaluation

Cataracts may occur as a result of many factors and characterize themselves by a progressive clouding of your vision. Successful diagnosis and treatment of cataracts begins with a comprehensive eye evaluation. We use only the most advanced testing and surgical techniques available.

Glaucoma Evaluation

It is important to be screened for glaucoma, as it is a disease that can decrease peripheral vision without your being aware of it. A full evaluation and consultation is performed when necessary, including:

  • Optic disc imaging and analysis
  • Visual field testing
  • Computerized nerve fiber layer analysis
If glaucoma is diagnosed, discussion of medical, laser, and surgical treatment options will follow.

Contact Lens Fitting

Initial, as well as follow-up, contact lens fittings are performed at Thurston Ophthalmology. Basic spherical soft contact lenses, astigmatic contact lenses, and multifocal contact lenses are available to meet your specific needs.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetics should have a dilated fundus examination at least once a year, and is recommended more frequently if diabetic retinopathy is found. This is important because diabetic retinopathy has the potential to cause a decrease in vision that requires treatment. Further evaluation with photography and ocular CT imaging can be performed if needed.

Eye Injuries

Eye injuries, such as corneal abrasions, foreign bodies, and eyelid lacerations, can be evaluated and treated at Thurston Ophthalmology. If more severe trauma is present, please report to the nearest emergency department.