At Mountain View Eyecare, Dr. Berbos, Dr. Newell and our entire Helena team are committed to providing advanced vision care in a professional and comfortable environment. Our primary eye care service includes a complete eye exam that analyzes eye health and vision function. In addition to eye exams and vision testing, our team of professionals provide testing and treatment for glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration. Additionally, Dr. Berbos performs cataract surgery at the Helena SurgiCenter and administers Intravitreal injections for Macular Degeneration and Macular Edema at Mountain View Eyecare. Our Helena office also offers a full-service optical shop with an ABO Certified Optician.
Dr. Berbos and the Mountain View Eyecare team take even routine eye exams very seriously. During a yearly or bi-yearly examination, our Helena patients will receive a patient history review, a series of vision and eye tests, assessments of eye focusing and movement, and an eye health evaluation. Our doctors will discuss any additional testing that may be required to diagnose an eye disease or condition. Call us a today at 406-442-3937 to schedule an appointment.
Cataracts And Cataract Surgery
Your eye works a lot like a camera. Light rays focus through your lens onto the retina. Similar to photographic film, the retina allows the image to be "seen" by the brain. Over time, the lens of our eye can become cloudy, preventing light rays from passing clearly through the lens. The loss of transparency may be so mild that vision is barely affected, or it can be so severe that no shapes or movements are seen - only light and dark. When the lens becomes cloudy enough to obstruct vision to any significant degree, it is called a cataract.
Except for unusual situations, a cataract operation is indicated only when you cannot function satisfactorily due to decreased vision caused by the cataract. During cataract surgery, Dr. Berbos will replace your natural lens with an intraocular lens implant (IOL) in order to restore your vision. This is an artificial lens, usually made of plastic, silicone or acrylic material, surgically and permanently placed inside the eye.
Dr. Thomas Berbos will perform a complete cataract evaluation prior to making the decision for surgery. If surgery is decided on, the procedure will be performed by Dr. Berbos at the Helena SurgiCenter. All surgical follow up appointments will be conducted by Dr. Berbos at Mountain View Eyecare.
Not sure that glasses are for you? Ask our Helena staff about contact Lenses. Advances in the field of optometry have produced a variety of different types of contact lenses with a range of benefits. Rigid gas-permeable (RGP), daily-wear soft, extended-wear, extended-wear disposable, and planned replacement are the various types of contact lens options available today. Our Helena doctors and certified contact lens technicians will discuss the various options with you to determine which type will best fit your needs and lifestyle. Schedule your examination today by calling 406-442-3937. They are many advantages to consider when determining if contact lenses are right for you and our knowledgeable staff is here to answer any questions.