We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.
Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye’s refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision.
The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.
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Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Cannon Digital Camera
The retinal camera takes a posterior photo that enables the retina, macula, optic disk and blood vessels to be viewed. This is an important part in any eye health exam, especially for patients who have risk factors for or have been diagnosed with certain eye conditions.
The slightest of changes can be monitored through the retinal camera.
The camera has the ability to take an anterior photo. If there are any concerns, we are able to document and monitor them over time.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Heidelberg Spectralis Spectral Domain OCT
The most demanding retinal cases deserve the best in comprehensive diagnostic assessment. This retinal scan can determine the thickness of both the optic nerve fibers and the macula and allow evaluation of unseen layers deep in the retina. This is especially critical with retinal bleeding such as in wet macular degeneration, macular edema in diabetes and optic nerve thinning in glaucoma.
Rescan at Follow‐up
TruTrack™ precisely tracks change over time by automatically looking for and scanning the same area on the retina. The Spectralis can determine retinal changes as small as 3 microns. The most sensitive instrument of it’s kind.
When we coordinate care with a retinal specialist, these scans can be forwarded, preventing repeat trips out of the area.
We offer the most advanced equipment to detect and monitor Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetes.
Visual Fields enable precise documentation of any peripheral visual deficiencies. These are common in glaucoma, stroke and TBI. A computer program compares your results with “normals” in your age group. Repeat testing can be analyzed for change over time to determine if your condition is stable or progressing.
- Glaucoma or High Eye Pressure
- Macular Degeneration, Edema, and Holes
- Brain Injury
- Vascular Anomalies
- Old or New Retinal Detachments
- Scars or Pigment Changes
- and many other eye conditions