Special Testing

Special tests mean extra special eye care

Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

Our OCT helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye. These high-definition images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Common eye diseases such macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and glaucoma are detected early by the OCT when the diseases can be more effectively treated.

ZEISS / Humphrey Visual Field Testing

Visual Field testing can help save vision because it is another test used to diagnose or rule out glaucoma and other neurological disorders that affect vision. This simple, but effective service has saved lives by detecting various medical conditions such as strokes, brain tumors, and other neurological defects.

A Scan Ultra Sound

The A Scan ultra sound is a routine test used to determine the length of the eye and is used for calculations of intraocular lens implants prior to cataract surgery.

Essilor Visioffice Digital Measuring System

Today’s high-resolution lenses require laser-precision measurements to perform their best. Our Visioffice system from Essilor allows the opticians to obtain every possible parameter required for modern lenses with extreme accuracy. Our Visioffice system will let you see your best from your new custom, digital lenses from Varilux. No-line bifocals and single vision lenses can be produced precisely the way your eyes will be using them.

Our high-definition digital lenses use the Visioffice® System to calculate a perfect match of lenses based on eye, frame and behavior data. This “dynamic 4D” measurement system uses eye data by precisely tracking optical Eye Center Rotation, or “ERC.” To focus, the eye rotates around a fixed point called the ERC. The Visioffice® system uses advanced technology to measure this ERC and your dominant eye to make your custom lenses. Frame data such as the size and fit are taken into account to ensure that your new lenses are made precisely for your frame. Behavior data uses natural head posture and gaze to target best vision where you look and see. High-definition digital lenses uses the latest in manufacturing techniques to ensure sharper vision at any angle and under any lighting conditions.

Enhanced Fit™ lenses use W.A.V.E. technology™ to provide sharper vision as well as take into account frame data and prescription to make custom lenses for you. Ipseo™ lenses add behavioral data to create a lens that matches you personally and creates wide, comfortable vision for progressive lens wearers. Fit™ and Eyecode™ are available in multifocal and single vision versions. The result is clear, sharp vision all the time. Ask us how the Visioffice™ system can enhance your vision.

Optomap Ultra-Widefield Retinal Image

The optomap ultra-widefield retinal image is a unique technology that captures more than 80% of your retina in one panoramic image while traditional imaging methods typically only show 15% of your retina at one time.

The benefits of having an optomap ultra-widefield retinal image taken are:

  • Optomap facilitates early protection from vision impairment or blindness
  • Early detection of life-threatening diseases like cancer, stroke, and cardiovascular disease

The unique optomap ultra-widefield view helps your eye care practitioner detect early signs of retinal disease more effectively and efficiently than with traditional eye exams

i.Scription

i.Profiler® plus not only provides you a better prescription, it gives you access to an optimized individual lens solution with i.Scription technology for improved color and contrast vision as well as improved night vision. i.Scription involves an innovative patented algorithm which combines the subjective refraction values with the i.Profiler plus and ocular wavefront aberrometry data to calculate an individualized prescription to 1/100th of a diopter – especially for lower light situations.

i.Terminal 2

Lens fitting plays a key role in maximizing visual comfort, as fitting errors can cause up to a 40{292cc3b5301b60554126ab1d65e6244992d5e505d8a733ba82d7605faad99183} loss in lens performance. i.Terminal 2 captures and calculates your patient´s individual parameters with the click of a button and a precision of 0.1 mm which can result in a decreased complaint rate, reduced non-adapts and more relaxed vision for your patients.

Retinal Digital Imaging – Fundus Photography

A high-definition digital image of the retinal area helps your eye doctor diagnose and manage eye diseases in the delicate retinal area. Damage to these delicate structures of the retinal area is often the first sign of systemic diseases such as MS, diabetes and more. The retina is the “window to the body” and routine retinal imaging can help your eye doctor monitor the changes in your eye health from year to year.

Corneal Topography

Corneal topography is a computer assisted diagnostic tool that creates a three-dimensional map of the surface curvature of the cornea. The three-dimensional map is a valuable aid to the examining optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation (plano or toric IOLs); in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK, and evaluating its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses.

OPTOS Retinal Exam

Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.

Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.

An optomap® Retinal Exam provides:

  • A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
  • A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
  • The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
  • A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.

The optomap® Retinal Exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages.  To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you

Glaucoma Diagnosis (GDx)

Our GDx helps us better manage glaucoma and diseases of the retina because this technology allows the eye doctor to see the deep tissue layers in the eye. These images are the only way that they can actually see beneath the surface to the nerve fiber layers where damage occurs. Up until now, eye doctors had to use other tests to indicate damage in this critical area of sight. Glaucoma can be detected early by the GDx when the diseases can be more effectively treated.

Visually Evoked Potential (VEP)

The VEP allows the doctor to more accurately diagnose and manage optic and nerve diseases. This advanced technology actually measures the neurological responses of the entire visual pathway, giving a more accurate diagnosis and vision and nerve disorders such as amblyopia and glaucoma.

B Scan Ultra Sound

The B Scan can save your vision by providing a better look at the back of the eye for signs of retinal detachments and tumors. B scan ultrasound helps your eye doctor with clinical assessment of various eye diseases. The B Scan allows your eye doctor to see structures in the back of the eye that may be obscured by cataracts or blood.

Specular Microscopy

Specular microscopy is a gentle, imaging technique that allows your eye doctor to diagnosis and monitor diseases of the cornea. These precise images use light to provide data about the number and health of the cells of the cornea.