Special eye tests mean extra special eye care!
ZEISS / Humphrey Visual Field Testing
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.
Retinal Digital Imaging – Fundus Photography
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.
Optomap Ultra-Widefield Retinal Image
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.
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
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.
Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)
Our OCT is a safe, painless and non-invasive way to obtain detailed images of the retina or optic nerve. 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.
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.