We are dedicated to providing you with the best, most advanced eye care possible. We take pride in only using the newest diagnostic equipment and state-of-the-art eye care technology to make sure you and your eyes are happy and healthy.
To provide you with the best and most well-rounded eye exam, we take advantage of the Optomap and OCT Wellness retinal exam. A non-invasive, low-powered scanning laser, Optomap digitally scans the retina allowing your doctor to identify potential retinal problems such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal holes or detachments and systemic diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and high blood pressure. These conditions can lead to partial loss of vision or blindness and often develop without symptoms. The main advantage of Optomap and OCT Wellness technology is the immediate display of a complete in-depth retinal image, allowing your eye care professional to review it on the spot, and if necessary, refer you to a retinal specialist.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Our OCT is a safe, painless and non-invasive way to obtain detailed images of the retina or optic nerve. These images allow for the early detection of glaucoma while also monitoring changes of current glaucoma cases. In addition, it provides critical information when assessing retinal problems associated with diabetes and macular degeneration and is extremely beneficial in the evaluation of cataract patients, both pre- and post- operatively. Using this technology, we are able to make earlier and more accurate diagnoses regarding the health of your eyes.
Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT)
The key to controlling glaucoma is catching it early. Using the Heidelberg Retina Tomography technology we are able to diagnose glaucoma years before symptoms become apparent to the patient. HRT is a system that combines a laser-scanning camera with specialized software allowing our doctors to accurately evaluate the optic nerve. In only moments, the HRT gives measurements of the size, depth and shape of the optic nerve and can easily detect small changes that occur over time. It is a painless, non-invasive test that rarely calls for eye dilation. This advanced technology is a quick and accurate way to follow your progress from exam to exam.
Our corneal topographer provides a topographical map of the front surface of your eye including a detailed colored diagram of the contour and shape of your corneas. This comprehensive exam is essential for fitting contact lenses as well as diagnosing corneal diseases. The procedure is safe, non-invasive and takes only seconds to complete thus allowing your doctor to make educated and detailed decisions about your eye care. Corneal topographer technology is also extremely useful for laser vision correction because of the curvature reshaping of your corneas for clearer vision.
The corneal pachymeter uses sophisticated ultrasound technologies to gently and accurately measure the eye’s corneal thickness in micrometers. Correctly measuring the corneal thickness is crucial because it can mask correct readings of eye pressure, potentially causing a misdiagnosis. We also use this instrument to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases as well as for prospective laser vision correction candidates.
Humphrey Visual Field
A visual field test measures peripheral or side vision while detecting the loss or alteration of nerves in the eye and the function of retinal tissue. The field test is essential in identifying peripheral vision loss and provides a detailed map of the extent and depth of loss while diagnosing diseases such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. In addition, it is useful when a patient has unexplained visual disturbances or vision loss and can quickly and accurately detect neurologic disorders such as tumors, strokes and aneurysms.
An autorefractor is a computer controlled machine used during an eye exam to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and curvature of their cornea. This information is used to determine glasses and contact lenses prescriptions.
Non contact tonometer uses a puff of air to push on the cornea. This gives a reading of the introcular pressure. This measurement is used to help determine if you have glaucoma or at risk for glaucoma.
Fundus photography documents the neurosensory tissue in our eyes that translates the optical images we see into the electrical impulses our brain understands. The retina can be photographed directly as the pupil is used as both an entrance and exit for the Fundus camera’s illuminating and imaging light rays. Ophthalmologists use these retinal photographs to follow, diagnose and treat eye diseases.
Fundus photography can be performed with colored filters, or with specialized dyes including fluorescein and indocyanine green.