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Technology & Equipment

Zeiss Refracting Exam Lanes

What sets us apart from other optometrists?

Other than unbeatable customer service, we are one of the very few practices in the area to proudly utilize Zeiss exam lanes and i. Scription lens technology.

The i. Profiler® plus not only provides you with an extremely precise prescription, but it gives you access to an optimized individual lens solution with i. Scription technology for improved color and contrast vision as well as improved night vision.

i.Scription involves an innovative patented algorithm combining the subjective refraction values with the i.Profiler®plus and ocular wavefront aberrometry data to calculate an individualized prescription to 1/100th of a diopter-a breakthrough concept compared to the traditional 1/4th diopter correction.

What does all this mean for the patient?

It means we now have a solution for some of the most common visual complaints including night driving glare, difficulty driving in the rain, computer-induced eye strain, trouble seeing in low light settings, and so much more.

Come let us demonstrate our Zeiss i.Scription technology so you can SEE the difference for yourself!


Optos

Ultra-widefield (UWF™) retinal imaging enables our doctors to discover, diagnose, photo document, and manage ocular pathology that may first present in the peripheral retina (back of the eye)-pathology which may go undetected using traditional examination techniques and equipment.

Our UWF, high-resolution retinal imaging devices are capable of imaging more than 80% or 200̊ of the retina in a single capture.

UWF retinal imaging is an important tool for the screening and diagnosis of ocular issues such as retinal detachment, glaucoma, cataracts, retinal holes/retinal tears and macular degeneration. it can also indicate evidence of non-eye diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers, and many other systemic conditions.


Cirrus HD OCT

This instrument is used in conjunction with our other equipment to examine the back and front surfaces of the eye in extremely fine detail. The Cirrus OCT is very effective in tracking progressive conditions in the back of the eye over time, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration.

Along with other diagnostic equipment, the OCT helps to ensure that even the smallest changes in pathology are detected and then managed appropriately.

This device also aids the doctors in treating certain corneal diseases by providing important data needed to successfully fit patients with custom scleral contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses, and other types of therapeutic contact lenses.


Humphrey Visual Field (HVF)

At our office, we utilize the newest and most advanced version of the Humphrey Visual Field-the HVF Liquid Lens Automated Perimetry. This visual field machine is used to determine the range and sensitivity of the patient’s peripheral vision (or side vision).

This testing is an integral part of diagnosing and managing some common vision-threatening eye diseases such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, toxic maculopathy caused by certain medications, and much more. This testing also maps out visual field defect patterns helping to determine the presence and location of certain brain tumors and other neurological lesions and findings.

We rely heavily on this testing device to monitor any changes or progression in our patients with ocular and neurological diseases.


ColorDX CCT HD

ColorDx CCT HD represents the new gold standard for color vision diagnostics. Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine OBVA (Operational Based Vision Assessment) laboratory under CRADA, CCT HD expands on the strengths of the USAF cone-isolation contrast test (CCT) and is built from the ground up with entirely new architecture.

Contemporary eye care includes a qualitative and quantitative assessment of this important measure of visual function. Acquired color deficiencies are commonly S-cone (blue-yellow) type, but may also affect L-and M-cones.

Acquired deficiencies are typically gender-neutral and become more common with age, yet may affect up to 15%* of the general population. This important but often overlooked clinical sign may be caused by retinal, macular, optic nerve, trauma or neurological disorders, in addition to cataracts and high-risk meds, as well as hundreds of common drugs and substances**.

Testing for acquired color vision deficiencies may be one of the most underutilized measures of functional vision. Commonly used color vision tests historically (such as printed pseudo-isochromatic, “Ishihara plates”, designed more than a century ago), may only test L and M-cone deficiencies, completely missing all S-cone (blue) deficiencies as well as being not quantitative.

Genetic color vision deficiencies most commonly affect males as a sex-linked trait and most commonly affect the L or M-cones.