For those who hated to get their eyes dilated, we are excited to offer the latest in retinal imaging that allows us to see a 220-degree view of the back of the eye (the retina) vs the conventional 45-degree view of prior technology without dilation.
The retina is the only place in the body that blood vessels are directly visible, therefore it can be the FIRST place to detect the following pathologies:
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We are always striving to improve the ways eyecare can be delivered. We therefore have invested in the newest cutting-edge technology in retinal imaging. Optos is an ultra-widefield imaging system that allows a full view of the back of your eye (retina) without dilation. It is crucial in obtaining these photographs in diagnosing and monitoring macular degeneration. The software included provides special filters that enable the smallest changes to be identified.
The test is completely painless
Takes only seconds to perform
Can be submitted to insurance
Reduces the need for dilation
This breakthrough technology performs 100,000 scans per second of the structures beneath the surface of the macula and optic nerve, allowing us the earliest detection of macular degeneration and glaucoma that could have otherwise gone undetected. Early treatment is essential for better outcomes. The OCT can diagnose the earliest signs of conversion of dry AMD to wet AMD, making successful treatment possible. In addition to monitoring macular degeneration and glaucoma, it has been significant in preserving the vision of those with Diabetes. This technology has also been instrumental in the fitting of scleral contact lenses.
This latest diagnostic tool combines 5 functions to fully evaluate the optical system of the eye.
Autorefractor: Establishes the prescription required to provide the clearest vision in your spectacles
Keratometry: Measures the curvature of the cornea for any astigmatism
Topography: Gives the precise shape of the eye which enhances LASIK and Myopia Management results
Aberrometry: Uncovers unwanted distortions that can not be corrected with glasses or LASIK
Pupillometry: Measures pupil size in light and dark environments which is a cause of night halos
This is the only technology that can diagnose macular degeneration (AMD) up to 3 years prior of showing up in a normal eye exam. This test measures the time it takes for the eyes to adapt when going from light to dark. With macular degeneration, the eye's ability to adjust quickly from light to dark is impaired.
The end result is known as the Rod Intercept (RI). If the RI measures greater than 6.5, then that is indicative of underlying macular degeneration. If that occurs, then it is recommended to return for an extended version of the test to get a baseline reading so as to be able to monitor any future progression.
This test should be performed if:
You have noticed a harder time with night vision
Over 50 and family history of AMD (There are easy genetic tests that can determine if you have the AMD gene)
Been told macular changes were noted in your exam
The Zeiss Humphrey Visual field testing (perimetry) is still the standard method of monitoring advanced glaucoma and will inform us of any potential vision loss from glaucoma. This is the test that presents a series of lights in the peripheral vision and maps out the areas of diminished vision, which can be compared from test to test.
Welsh Allyn portable Auto Refractor is a fun, easy way to obtain prescription results for infants and toddlers. It takes just seconds to determine if your child is nearsighted, farsighted, has an astigmatism, or is at risk for a lazy eye (amblyopia). And they are much more at ease sitting on your lap. It's also a great tool to use on the very elderly who are confined to a wheel chair and may have difficulty answering questions. Please know that our office is 100% handicap accessable, wheelchair friendly.
This instrument brings the technology to the patient. It allows for still photography and videography of both the front and the back of the eye. Great for kids and immobile patients. Great for explaining the reasons for a particular diagnosis.
This instrument measures the length of the eye in .01mm increments. A baseline reading is gotten on all kids who need glasses to help us monitor and control their nearsightedness (myopia). An eye that increases in length becomes nearsighted. Our Myopia Management Program uses a number of techniques to slow down the progression of myopia. Highly nearsighted eyes are at higher risk for Retinal detchment and glaucoma.
If you hated the "air puff" test for glaucoma, you were not alone.
We have multiple ways of measuring the eye presure without the stress of having air blown into the eye. All methods only take seconds to measure the pressure and are painless.