We utilize sophisticated diagnostic technology to be sure your eye health is examined and monitored as thoroughly as possible.
With all of our special testing machines, you will be seated and will rest your chin and/or forehead on supports attached to the machine. Each machine is meticulously cleaned after each patient.
OCT: Optical Coherence Tomography
The OCT is used to take a picture of the back of the eye; the retina. It uses light waves to take a cross-section real-time photo of the retina; like an ultrasound but using light instead of sound. It measures the thickness of the retina and optic nerve to monitor conditions and diseases which affect the retina such as diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and more.
Fundus Photography uses a specialized low-power microscope with an attached camera to photograph the interior surface (fundus) of the eye. This specialized photo helps to find and monitor eye conditions like diabetes, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, monitor eye changes for patients on certain long-term medications, and more.
Meibography and Corneal Topography
This machine will scan for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) and analyze tear production. It will also photograph and map the clear, front window of the eye (cornea). It creates a 3D map of the cornea and can identify any hills or valleys in an otherwise smooth curved surface. This helps monitor eye conditions like scarring, growths, kerataconus, and more. It can also help map for contact lenses, LASIK, cataracts, transplants, and more!
MPOD: Macular Pigment Optical Density
The MPOD measures the pigment naturally occurring in your macula: the round area at the center of your retina at the back your eyeball. This pigment protects your sight by absorbing damaging blue light. The protection level can get a boost by taking special eye vitamins containing Lutein and Zeaxanthin. We use the MPOD to monitor macular degeneration and also monitor patients who are taking special eye vitamins.
HVF: Humphrey's Visual Field
This test measures a patient's entire scope of vision; central and peripheral. This test can determine if there are any blind spots on the vision. It is also used to measure how much, if any, vision is lost during
long-term prescription drug treatment. It can also determine if a drooping eyelid is blocking vision in someone who might benefit from eyelid surgery.