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This is an instrument that gives our doctors both an accurate starting point for determining a patient’s prescription for eyewear and contact lenses as well as providing an overall shape description of the cornea.
This device measures the quality of vision as well as assists in LASIK surgery and the fitting of contact lenses. This procedure is non-invasive and painless to the patient. TBy accurately measuring the overall shape of the cornea, our doctors can be assisted in fitting contact lenses as well as monitoring various eye conditions that affect the front surface of the eye.
Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Ocular Coherence Tomography is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross section images of the retina as well as the cornea. This allows our doctors to see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows your ophthalmologist to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with diagnosis.
Retinal Fundus Camera
This specialized camera provides a detailed digital image of the retina and it’s structures. The retina is a neurosensory tissue in our eyes which transmits 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. From this image our doctors can evaluate retinal blood vessels, the optic nerve and general eye systemic and eye health.
A non-contact tonometer uses a small puff of air (which is why it’s many times referred to as the “puff test”) to measure an eye’s pressure. Known as pneumotonometry, the gentle air puff provides our doctors with information regarding the pressure within the eye. This is important in diagnosing and treating glaucoma. The air puff flattens the patient’s cornea in a non-invasive way, meaning eyes do not need to be numbed prior to the test.
Currently regarded as the reference standard, this method involves contacting an anesthetized cornea with a tonometer tip approximately 3.06mm in diameter and using fluorescein dye in the precorneal tear film to determine the force necessary to flatten the cornea. The size of the tonometer tip is deliberate to minimize the impact of the corneal resistance and the surface tension of the tear film.
The Tonopen provides a digital readout of eye pressure. This instrument is very portable and light weight and gives our doctors another accurate means by which they are able to monitor intraocular pressure and treat and monitor glaucoma.
This is a device that allows our doctors to determine a patient’s eyeglasses prescription. It is used to assess both distance vision and computer vision needs and well as the best possible reading glasses corrections.
The Humphrey Matrix instrument is valuable in evaluating the visual field of our patients. This helps us monitor vision loss in glaucoma as well as monitoring loss of side vision in patients with certain neurological conditions.