Top-Notch Equipment Technology
Everytime you come in for an eye exam, you will get the pleasure of using our Marco Nidek Autorefractor with Tonometry and Keratometry functions. This top notch machine takes four separate readings of your refractive error to give our doctors yet another piece of information in order to arrive at the most accurate eyeglass prescription. Plus, Nidek has the softest tonometry "puff" in the business! This is important to measure your intraocular pressure and assess your risk of glaucoma. The keratometry reading tells our doctors what curvatures are found on the cornea of your eye (the very front clear part). This information is used to determine your prescription, fit a contact lens, or check for corneal disease.
Frequency Doubling Technology
At every exam visit to our office, you will be screened with our Zeiss Humphrey FDT Perimetry machine. The main perk of this instrument stems from numerous studies that have shown that it can detect early glaucoma damage as well as neurological issues. Plus, this quick and easy test also checks your peripheral vision.
Computerized Visual Acuity System
Our Acuity Pro Version 8 computerized visual acuity system is a top-notch way to measure your visual acuity and so much more! We are able to do binocularity testing, retinoscopy, vergence and phoria testing, letter and shape options, reduced contrast testing, and the list continues. Even cartoons for the kids! And don't worry: The numbers can be randomized to prevent memorization (even though we know our patients don't do that anyway, right?).
Canon is a well-known name in the photography world, and that's why we've chosen to have a Canon CR-1 Mark II Digital Retinal Camera in our clinic. A retinal photograph offers an up-close and detailed look at the structures of the retina, the inside "seeing" layer of your eye. We can detect signs of macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and more by looking at your retinal photo. We also can sometimes see systemic effects in the retina such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and elevated intracranial pressure or more serious conditions such as clots that can predict impending stroke and tumors.
We offer an EyeScreen photo to every patient that walks through our door for only $20 as an optional service, since you will still get a comprehensive eye exam under our care, but it is often neat and educating to see the inside of your own eye! In cases where you do have a retinal condition, such as diabetic retinopathy, we are usually able to bill your medical insurance for the retinal photo.
The Zeiss Atlas Topographer is an advanced instrument that is used for contact lens fittings and for diagnosis of corneal disease, such as keratoconus. It takes four readings instantly to let our doctors know the shape and curvature of your cornea, the front clear part of your eye. We can interpret the data multiple ways but one of the most useful ways looks much like an elevation map of land.
Optical Coherence Tomography
OCT is quickly becoming a standard of card in the optometric world for many inner eye diseases such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. The Zeiss Stratus OCT takes a scan of the actual cell layers of the retina, the "seeing" part that lines the inside of your eye. With this amazing technology, we can see if you are losing nerve fiber layer from glaucoma damage, if you have fluid accumulation under your macula from wet macular degeneration, if you have an elevated melanoma in your eye, and so much more. The technology of the OCT is advancing rapidly and we will always have one of these amazing instruments in our office.
Visual Field Machine
A long-time gold standard for peripheral retinal disease, our Zeiss Humphrey Field Analyzer II i series Automated Perimeter is essential to monitor our glaucoma patients, check for cranial tumors compressing on the optic nerve fibers, monitor retinitis pigmentosa progression, check for multiple sclerosis effects on the optic nerve, provide peripheral vision testing for the department of motor vehicles, and more.
Digital Eyeglass Measurements
If you want to talk about accuracy, you'll talk about the Essilor Visioffice System. This state-of-the-art machine records and performs up to 20 measurements for your eyeglasses. Many of these measurements are required for today's technologically advanced ophthalmic lenses. It also measures the real 3D position of each eye's unique rotation center. It measures to the nearest degree and to 1/10 of a millimeter. Accuracy!