OCT / Retinal Camera
Topcon Maestro OCT/Retinal Camera
This instrument is our newest, and a truly remarkable marvel of technology. OCT, or Ocular Coherence Tomography, is an advanced eye scan similar to ultrasound that uses light waves rather than sound waves to see below the surface of the retina of eye. It allows the doctor to see the different layers which make up the back of the eye. The instrument will simultaneously take a digital photograph and a 3D cross section scan of the back of the eye. The retinal camera shows the front surface of the retina. The OCT allows the doctor to see below the surface, down to each of the retina's distinctive layers. This allows us to instantly diagnose a number of common conditions. The scan is non-invasive, painless, and can be completed in 60 seconds or less.
The health of your eyes matters to you and it matters to us too, which is why we are offering OCT screenings to all our patients. This instrument allows us to offer a screening of the retina at a nominal cost at a routine vision exam. If anything suspicious is seen, we can explore it in a more detailed analysis, which is usually covered by medical insurance.
Ask for details at your next visit.
Automated Vision Analyzer
The Phoropter, or vision tester, is one of the most recognized instruments in an eye doctor's office. The basic mechanics of the instrument has not changed in a hundred years, but the design and functionality has been updated dramatically in recent years. Our office utilizes a Nidek Automated Vision Analyzer on most comprehensive eye exams, which is faster and easier on patient and doctor alike.
Auto Refractor / Auto Keratometer
This instrument gives an objective measure of the refractive error of the eye, which gives the doctor a starting point for the rest of the exam. It also accurately measures the curvature of the cornea, which is needed to fit a contact lens to the eye, as well as detect certain corneal eye diseases.