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Providing comprehensive eye exams in Bismarck, ND

It is our goal at Eyes on Bismarck to ensure your visit, including your examination, is pleasant. We want to make sure your exam is easy and even enjoyable so that we can help you maintain your best possible vision and eye health for your lifetime. Whether you are looking to update your glasses prescription, schedule your annual diabetic eye exam (link), or discuss LASIK corrective surgery (link) with a professional, our team at Eyes on Bismarck will take the time to give you a complete examination tailored to your specific needs and concerns.


Dr. Beattie and Dr. Houle will make your refraction - the part of the exam where you are given options "one" and "two" - as stressless as possible while determining your glasses prescription. The wrong prescription can cause headaches, eyestrain, or general discomfort. Get the right prescription with a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Beattie or Dr. Houle at Eyes on Bismarck.

The assessment of your eye health is always part of a comprehensive eye exam at Eyes on Bismarck. Your exam will include screenings for cataracts, dry eyes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. At Eyes on Bismarck, our "glaucoma test" is done without an air puff or eye drops to increase patient comfort. We utilize some of the latest technology (link) in optometry to assess and monitor your eye health.

Comprehensive eye exams at our Bismarck, ND location typically take 30-45 minutes. Call 701- 255-7894 now to set up your exam with Dr. Brian Beattie or Dr. Mike Houle. If you're a new patient, please bring a list of all current medications and your current eyeglass and contact lens prescription information, if possible.

Diabetic Eye Exams

Diabetic Eye Exams

  • Your optometrist may be the first doctor to recognize signs of diabetes!
  • Patients with diabetes are especially vulnerable to eye damage
  • An annual dilated eye exam is recommended for anyone with diabetes
  • Your medical insurance may cover some of the cost of your diabetic eye exam

LASIK Eye Exams

Are you interested in LASIK corrective eye surgery? Dr. Beattie and Dr. Houle can perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine whether LASIK surgery is an option for your vision correction.

After LASIK surgery with an ophthalmologist, you can continue your eye care with Dr. Beattie or Dr. Houle. They will ensure that you are satisfied with your vision and correspond with your ophthalmologist regarding any of your concerns.

Our Technology

Optos: a wide-angle, high-resolution photograph of the retina (inside back of the eye)


  • Faster than a standard retinal exam
  • Provides a permanent record of the eye to monitor changes over time
  • Helps detect changes associated with diabetes and high blood pressure, retinal tears and detachments, and malignant melanoma


Optical coherence tomography (OCT): scans the eye to create cross-sectional images


  • Can be used to assess both retina and cornea (front surface of the eye)
  • Valuable in detecting and monitoring changes associated with diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration


Corneal topography: creates a detailed map illustrating the shape of the cornea


  • Provides significantly more detailed measurements than older methods
  • Improves accuracy of contact-lens fitting
  • Pre-screens patients interested in LASIK corrective surgery
  • Monitors stability of patients with keratoconus and corneal cross linking