High Tech Eye Care

    • Visual Field Examination

      Visual Field Examination

      By examining a person's peripheral vision, a visual field test can help us diagnose many different conditions ranging from ocular migraines to macular degeneration to glaucoma and even brain tumors. A visual field test consists of a series of lights flashing at varying intensities in random positions around the patient's peripheral vision, with some lights occasionally flashing in front. While looking straight ahead, the patient depresses a button every time they perceive a flash of...Read More

    • Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

      Optical Coherence Tomographer (OCT)

      The Optical Coherence Tomographer or OCT uses special light to scan the optic nerve and retina, creating detailed images that can help doctors manage glaucoma, other optic nerve diseases and retinal diseases like macular degeneration and macular edema (swelling). OCT is one of the latest high-tech diagnostic tools in the defense against glaucoma.Glaucoma, usually indicated by abnormally high pressure inside the eye, can develop into blindness. OCT can help us determine a patient's potential to...Read More

    • Digital Retinal Photography

      Digital Retinal Photography

      Digital retinal photographs are pictures of the inside of your eye taken by a special digital retinal camera. The photographs are used by the doctor to monitor and identify any changes in the health of your retina and the optic nerve. The retina and optic nerve need to be healthy in order for you to see clearly. Many systemic diseases can affect the retina, including: diabetes, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, high cholesterol, and AIDS. The photographs show...Read More

    • Corneal Topography

      Corneal Topography

      The cornea is the highly curved clear window on the front of the eye, right above the iris, the colored part of the eye. The cornea helps focus light on the retina and therefore plays a significant role in how well you see. As the curvature of this clear structure changes, both the way your contact lens fits and your prescription, can change. Understanding the curvature of the cornea is necessary to properly fit and...Read More

    • Pachymetry

      Pachymetry

      Pachymetry is the measurement of the thickness of the cornea. This special medical device is used to help with the diagnosis of glaucoma. One of the causes of glaucoma is having too much pressure inside the eye, which damages the optic nerve and causes loss of sight. When we measure the pressure inside the eye with tonometry, the readings can be affected by how thick or thin the cornea is; thick corneas can make the...Read More

    • Gonioscopy

      Gonioscopy

      Gonioscopy is used to visualize the anterior chamber angle of the eye, whichis the front part of the eye between the cornea and the iris. This structure cannot be seen unless a special lens, called a gonioscopy lens, is placed on the eye. The doctor then uses the mirrors in the gonioscopy lens to assess the health of this portion of the eye. Gonioscopy is most often done if glaucoma is suspected.  Before a diagnosis...Read More