OPTOMETRIC CARE TECHNOLOGY
Our practice takes pride in investing in all the newest diagnostic equipment and technology. These advances allow us to diagnose and treat conditions earlier and with better visual outcomes.
Heidelberg Retina Tomography (HRT)
The HRT exam takes just a few moments. It is a painless, non-invasive test that uses a safe, confocal scanning laser system to capture three-dimensional images of the retina and optic nerve. HRT testing may be ordered to test for glaucoma or to further evaluate a retinal problem such as diabetic retinopathy. One of the most common reasons to do this test is to help in the evaluation of the optic nerve. Because damage to the optic nerve can precede visual field defects by years, it is critical to detect changes in the optic nerve as early as possible. The HRT allows a precise assessment of the health of the optic nerve and can be repeated periodically to monitor for any changes.
HRT technology is vital in treating patients with glaucoma and retinal diseases. We are proud to offer these services to our patients.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
The OCT is a safe, painless and non-invasive way to obtain a detailed image of the retina or optic nerve. Until the advent of this technology, doctors had no way to easily visualize the different layers of the retina on a microscopic level. Because of the amazing detail provided by the OCT, we now have the capability to make earlier and more accurate diagnoses. This leads to more timely treatment and better care for our patients. Images from the OCT allow for the early detection of glaucoma as well as monitoring for changes after the diagnosis of glaucoma has been made. It is also provides critical information when assessing retinal problems associated with diabetes and macular degeneration.
At Optometric Care we are committed to investing in the latest state-of-the-art technology to help us care for our patients.
In our continued effort to provide patients with the most advanced eye care technology available, Optometric Care now recommends the Optomap as an important part of our patients' annual eye examination.
The Optomap retinal exam is used by eye care professionals to obtain a comprehensive view of the retina. This technology is capable of detecting abnormalities and signs of disease in the back of the eye. Retinal imaging is an important tool for the screening and diagnosis of many eye conditions, like retinal detachments and age-related macular degeneration. It can also indicate evidence of systemic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancers.
The Optomap retinal exam produces an image that is as unique as your own set of fingerprints, and it can help your doctor detect problems earlier and more efficiently. It is quick, painless, and can be performed without dilation. The Optomap images provide your doctor with a large view of your retina that can be stored as a permanent record for comparison from year to year.
Stop by our office today and request Optomap as part of your next exam!
Humphrey Atlas Corneal Topographer
Our office is equipped with a corneal topographer that allows us to obtain a topographical map of the front surface of your eye. Obtaining a topography is a safe, non-invasive procedure that only takes a few seconds to complete. The topography maps allow your doctor to make educated decisions regarding your eye care. Topographical maps are useful in assisting your doctor in evaluating you for refractive surgery, such as PRK and LASIK, in detecting and monitoring corneal diseases and in prescribing contact lenses.
Digital Fundus and Slit Lamp Cameras
Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words! Our offices are equipped with the latest advancements in technology, including slit lamp and fundus digital imaging.
By taking a high-resolution digital photograph, we are able to show you exactly what we see when we look at your eye under high magnification. Whether it is a corneal ulcer, abrasion, foreign body, cataract or even dryness, photo documentation is often used for comparison at later exams. It's quick and painless!
We also have a digital camera that is capable of photographing the back of the eye!
Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer
A visual field test measures how much peripheral or side vision you have. This test will detect any loss of peripheral vision and provide a detailed map of the extent and depth of that loss, which is helpful in diagnosing diseases such as glaucoma or macular degeneration and in monitoring for drug toxicity caused by some common medications. It is also performed when a patient has unexplained visual disturbances or vision loss. In these cases, it may uncover a pituitary tumor or other disease process requiring prompt attention.