Most eyewear purchases are warrantied for two years from the date of purchase for manufacturer defects.

Frames

If your frame breaks, within two years from the date of purchase, under normal wearing conditions, we will repair or replace them free of charge.

Lenses

We offer lens treatments that are the hardest, most durable surface protection available. However, any lens (including glass) can scratch or break. Please follow recommended procedures for care and cleaning. Replacement of lenses purchased with anti-reflective or scratch resistant coatings depend on the level of coating chosen. Lens replacement must be the original prescription. This warranty does not cover loss, theft, or hairline scratches which have no effect on vision.

services overview

As a fully licensed and equipped optometric practice, Advanced Eyecare Associates offers a complete range of eye care services to all our patients.

Whether the eye care issue involves correcting refractive errors with eyeglass or contact lenses, our experienced team will identify and implement the best eye care solutions possible.

Eye Health Evaluation

With our years of experience in diagnosing and treating typical vision disorders such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, presbyopia, cataracts, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye syndrome, and glaucoma, our doctors and their team are equipped to provide appropriate therapeutic medical eye care.

At the same time, the Advanced Eyecare team offers a wide array of the very best high quality eye care products at reasonable prices. Our patients never pay too much for the best quality in eyeglasses, contact lenses, sunglasses, progressive and bifocal lenses, and outstanding service.

Treatment of Eye Disease

If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want only the best treatment available to get your eyes healthy again. We offer only the best. Based on your diagnosis, we may recommend a wide variety of approaches, including improved nutrition, prescription medicines, therapy and vision exercises, or medical procedures.

Good Eyecare Begins With A Yearly Eye Exam!

Although many do not realize it, the best way to protect your vision is with a yearly eye checkup. Even a basic eye exam can instantly detect such health-threatening conditions as tumors, vascular irregularities, and diabetes-related injury to the retina. At Advanced Eyecare Associates, that basic checkup is brief and painless.

optomap retinal exam
 

In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, Dr.Kimball, Dr. Fink, Dr.Todd, Dr.Harper, and Dr.McMurray are proud to announce the inclusion of the Optomap Retinal Exam as an integral part of your eye exam.

Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can often be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.

An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
  • An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he can achieve by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.
Myth: Reading in dim light is harmful to your eyes.
Although reading in dim light can make your eyes feel tired, it is not harmful.

Myth: It is not harmful to watch a welder or look at the sun if you squint, or look through narrowed eyelids.
Fact: Even if you squint, ultra-violet light still gets to your eyes, damaging the cornea, lens and retina. Never watch welding without wearing the proper protection. Never look directly at an eclipse.

Myth: Using a computer, or video display terminal (VDT), is harmful to the eyes.
Fact: Although using a VDT is associated with eyestrain or fatigue, it is not harmful to the eyes.

Myth: If you use your eyes too much, you wear them out.
Fact: You can use your eyes as much as you wish - they do not wear out.

Myth: Wearing poorly-fit glasses damages your eyes.
Fact: Although a good glasses fit is required for good vision, a poor fit does not damage your eyes.

Myth: Wearing poorly fit contacts does not harm your eyes.
Fact: Poorly fit contact lenses can be harmful to your cornea (the window at the front of your eye). Make certain your eyes are checked regularly by your ophthalmologist or optometrist if you wear contacts.

Myth: You do not need to have your eyes checked until you are in your 40s or 50s.
Fact: There are several eye diseases that do not show symptoms that are treatable (most notably glaucoma) that can begin prior to your 40s.

Myth: Safety goggles are more trouble than they are worth.
Fact: Safety goggles prevent many potentially blinding injuries every year. Keep goggles handy and use them!

Myth: It's okay to swim while wearing soft contact lenses.
Fact: Potentially blinding eye infections can result from swimming or opening your eyes under water in a hot tub while wearing contact lenses.

Myth: Children outgrow crossed eyes.
Fact: Children do not outgrow truly crossed eyes. A child whose eyes are misaligned has strabismus and can develop poor vision in one eye (a condition known as amblyopia) because the brain turns off the misaligned or "lazy" eye. The sooner crossed or misaligned eyes are treated, the less likely the child will have permanently impaired vision.

Myth: A cataract must be ripe before it can be removed.
Fact: With modern cataract surgery, a cataract does not have to ripen before it is removed. When a cataract keeps you from doing the things you like or need to do, consider having it removed.

Myth: Eyes can be transplanted.
Fact: The eye cannot be transplanted. It is connected to the brain by the optic nerve, which cannot be reconnected once it has been severed. The cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, can be transplanted. Surgeons often use plastic intraocular lens implants (IOLs) to replace natural lenses removed during cataract surgery.

Our eye health evaluations are more than just vision correction!

Did you know that your eyes reveal insights regarding your overall health? In fact, your eyes provide early detection for many different diseases that can affect more than just your vision! That's why we routinely perform tests that look for signs and symptoms of many different diseases, not just eye diseases, during your regularly scheduled eye health evaluation.

Illnesses that may be discovered early on through signs in your eyes include high blood pressure, diabetes, and even heart disease. That's why it's so important to leave your total eyecare to professionals. We feel it's important to review your family history then monitor and watch for signs of possibly inherited diseases or illnesses as another precaution.

Here's what we are checking during your routine eye health evaluation:

We start by checking your eyesight to ensure that you have the best possible vision you can. If a change in lenses is indicated, we have a fully staffed optical department that can help you with the latest styles and fashions of eyewear available.

We also check your intraocular pressures in each eye. Increased ocular pressures are a sign of glaucoma. Early detection of glaucoma is crucial to prevent the loss of sight.

During the exam we also evaluate your external eye health, checking for any growths, infections, drooping of eyelids, or excessive watering. We also evaluate your eye muscle motility to make sure that both eyes are working together and your binocular visual field to check your peripheral vision.

When the doctor performs the slit lamp examination, he/she is examining your cornea (the transparent front segment of the eye that covers the iris and pupil), the anterior chamber (fluid filled space between the iris and innermost corneal surface), the conjunctiva (thin transparent mucous membrane that covers the eye and the inner surfaces of the eyelids) and the lens (which does the focusing). This part of the examination can reveal cataracts, dry eye syndrome, allergies, infection, and many other conditions.

Dilation of the pupils may be necessary to check for retinal disorders, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, and more. If laser treatment is indicated, there is no need to travel out of town. This service can be conveniently done in our office.

Our eye evaluations are the best you can find!

Many bargain eye care providers are interested only in volume and getting patients in and out of the office quickly. Our doctors care about quality above everything else. We want to make sure your vision is the best it can be and that your eyes are healthy. That is why we offer comprehensive eye health evaluations and a variety of treatment options that are performed in our office, along with the necessary follow-up to closely monitor your progress.

Few things affect the quality of your life more than your eyes. Please don't put them at risk! Start off right by seeing an eye care professional who provides full-service care in assessing your medical needs, your lifestyle, and the highest quality contact lenses available to meet your needs, and proper training to ensure great vision.

It is important to remember that contact lenses are prescription medical devices. Various brands are designed and manufactured differently. The selection of a particular contact lens needs to be based on your vision problems, prescription, eye health, comfort requirements, lifestyle, age and physiological factors like tear flow.

We'll discuss the different lens types and brands with you and advise you about the lens choices that are best for your eyes. Because everyone's eyes and vision needs are different, contact lenses are available with varying schedules for removal and replacement. We'll teach you how to properly clean and wear your new contact lenses to maximize vision and minimize potential risks.

At Advanced EyeCare we make sure that vision correction not only helps you see better, but also helps you feel better. Contact lenses aren't right for everyone, but they may be right for you. Even if you have astigmatism or need bifocal lenses, we may have a solution. Your evaluation will include:

  • A look at your vision history
  • An examination of your corneas
  • A consultation session with one of our doctors, including recommendations and options

Our doctors specialize in contact lens care, with special emphasis on hard-to-fit cases and solving problems current contact lens patients may be experiencing.

Call us today for a contact lens evaluation. Enjoy the freedom contact lenses provide!

If you are diagnosed with an eye disease, you want only the best treatment available to get your eyes and your vision healthy again. At Advanced Eyecare, our doctors will work with you to determine the most efficient personal treatment for you. Based on your diagnosis, a wide variety of approaches may be available, including prescription medication or medical procedures. Our doctors are all trained to diagnose and treat diseases such as glaucoma, conjunctivitis, foreign body removal, and dry eyes. Whatever we recommend, you can be assured that your vision health is our primary concern.

The GDX exam is a quick and painless process that allows your doctor to see the pattern and thickness of the nerve fibers in the back of your eyes. Thinner than normal nerve fibers could indicate glaucoma before any vision loss occurs. Such early diagnosis allows your doctor more time to manage the disease.

Our office is proud to use the Foresee PHPTM to diagnose and monitor Macular Degeneration. PHP (Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter) is an easy, painless way to detect and monitor the progression of Age-related Macular Degeneration. The PHP is a non-invasive visual field analyzer.

In our continued efforts to bring the most advanced technology available to our patients, the doctors are proud to announce the inclusion of the Optomap Retinal Exam as an integral part of your eye exam.

Many eye problems can develop without warning and progress with no symptoms. Early on, you might not notice any change in your vision. However, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, as well as other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure, can be detected with a thorough exam of the retina. The retina is the part of your eye that catches the image of what you are looking at, similar to the film in a camera.

An Optomap Retinal Exam provides:

  • A scan to confirm a healthy eye or detect the presence of disease.
  • An overview or map of the retina, giving your eye doctor a more detailed view than he/she can achieve by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the Optomap images of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your medical file, enabling your optometrist to make important comparisons if potential problems show themselves at a future examination.

Bozeman Office

4265 Fallon St., Suite 1
Bozeman, MT 59718

(406) 587-0668

Monday 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Belgrade Office

91 West Madison, Suite B
Belgrade, MT 59714

(406) 388-1988

Monday 8:00 AM — 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM — 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM — 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM — 5:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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