We use the most up-to-date technology to ensure the best eye care possible. Here are some of the different types of tests and equipment you may experience on a visit to our Practice.
As we age, our skin loses its laxity, creating lines and loose skin around the eyes. Designed as a non-evasive treatment to remove wrinkles and rejuvenate skin, Pelleve´® uses advanced radiofrequency energy to heat the deep layers of skin causing collagen to tighten and grow. This treatment takes about 45 to 60 minutes and will require a series of sessions for best results.
The cornea is responsible for approximately 70% of the eye’s vision, making it important to understand its quality and health. With this non-evasive medical imaging, our optometrists can map the surface of the eye and check for any irregularities such as dry eye disease and Keratoconus.
BlephEx™ is a treatment recommended for patients suffering from Blepharitis. This inflammatory disease occurs when the oil glands near the base of the eyelashes become clogged, making tears evaporate too quickly. Our Optometrist will use the hand-held device to clean eyelids and unclog glands. The instrument has a medical-grade micro-sponge at the tip which spins to exfoliate away any bacterial debris and buildup. The process takes only a few minutes and will need to be repeated 2 to 3 times a year for relief.
During this non-evasive test, a small tear sample is collected and the Tear Lab™ will measure osmolarity – saltiness of tears. As the osmolarity of tears increases, the eye’s surface cells become damaged.
A non-evasive test, Inflammadry® collects a small number of tears from the lower eyelid and is used to detect the presence of MMP-9, a molecule that causes inflammation of the eye. If left untreated, inflammation can damage the eye’s surface and harm vision.
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. 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.
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
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.
Please schedule your optomap® Retinal Exam today!
For more information on the optomap® Retinal Exam, go to the Optos website .