More than just Advanced Technology
Corneal topography is a non-invasive imaging technique for mapping the surface of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for the majority of the eye’s refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision. The three dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions, planning refractive surgery and assessing the fit of contact lenses.
We use cutting edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected early, can be treated successfully without total loss of vison. Your retinal images will be stored electronically so they can easily be analyzed for change from visit to visit. Many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time. Retinal imaging is quick, safe and painless. It provides a high quality detailed image of your retina.
Retinal imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye. It is essential to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera produces a high resolution picture of any retinal structure needed. It is an essential tool to monitor any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
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 a 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.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient’s ability to understand and follow instructions.
An initial visual field screening can be carried out by the optometrist by asking you to keep your gaze fixed on a central object covering one eye and having you describe what you see at the periphery of your field of view. For a more comprehensive assessment, special equipment might be used to test your visual field. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. These machines can create a computerized map out your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies.