Our Technology Empowers Innovative Eye Care
At Complete Family Eye Care, we’re firm believers in offering the most high-tech and cutting-edge service available. That’s why we’ve invested in top-of-the-line technology to make your experience better. When you choose Complete Family Eye Care, you’re not just choosing experienced and compassionate professionals, you’re choosing innovative and advanced methods and practices.
Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy or videokeratography, is a non-invasive medical imaging technique for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, the outer structure of the eye. Since the cornea is normally responsible for some 70% of the eye’s refractive power, its topography is of critical importance in determining the quality of vision.
The three-dimensional map is therefore a valuable aid to the examining ophthalmologist or optometrist and can assist in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of conditions; in planning refractive surgery such as LASIK and evaluation of its results; or in assessing the fit of contact lenses. A development of keratoscopy, corneal topography extends the measurement range from the four points a few millimeters apart that is offered by keratometry to a grid of thousands of points covering the entire cornea. The procedure is carried out in seconds and is completely painless.
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Digital Retinal Imaging & OCT Scans
We use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting your Optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging allows your eye doctor to evaluate the health of the back of your eye, the retina. It is critical to confirm the health of the retina, optic nerve and other retinal structures. The digital camera snaps a high-resolution digital picture of your retina. This picture clearly shows the health of your eyes and is used as a baseline to track any changes in your eyes in future eye examinations.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An Optical Coherence Tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) is the latest advancement in imaging technology. Similar to ultrasound, this diagnostic technique employs light rather than sound waves to achieve higher resolution pictures of the structural layers of the back of the eye.
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to an CT scan of the eye. It works using light without radiation, and is essential for early diagnosis of glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinal disease.
With an OCT scan, doctors are provided with color-coded, cross-sectional images of the retina. These detailed images are revolutionizing early detection and treatment of eye conditions such as wet and dry age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test. It is performed in about 10 minutes right in our office. Feel free to contact our office to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient’s ability to understand and follow instructions.
An initial visual field screening can be carried out by the optometrist by asking you to keep your gaze fixed on a central object, covering one eye and having you describe what you see at the periphery of your field of view. For a more comprehensive assessment, special equipment might be used to test your visual field. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. The lights are bright or dim at different stages of the test. Some of the flashes are purely to check you are concentrating. Each eye is tested separately and the entire test takes 15-45 minutes. These machines can create a computerized map out your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies.
Finding the Perfect Fit for Glasses or Contacts
Finding the perfect corrective option doesn’t stop at determining your prescription. We use our advanced technology to make sure your glasses or contact lenses are made to fit and function as effectively as possible.
Much like fingerprints, every eye is different. Many patients have difficulty wearing contact lenses due to the shape of their eyes. We want to make sure all our patients are happy and comfortable in their contact lenses, which is why we offer corneal topography.
Our Atlas Corneal Topographer maps and measures the precise dimensions of your eye, including the curve of the cornea. We use this tool to help us discover eye irregularities and to find the perfect fitting contact lens. Once we’ve got your eye’s unique measurements, we can make sure your lenses offer the best and most comfortable fit.
Our spectangle pro helps us make sure your eyewear fits perfectly, allowing your eyes to get the very most out of the lenses. Using an iPad and an EY stick, we can take exceptionally precise measurements of your face. These measurements ensure your lenses sit in the right spot to work their best.
Seeing How You See
We can’t see the world directly through your eyes. But we can use our amazing technology to measure and assess how you see the world. By understanding what you see, we can better recommend the best method to correct your vision.
A refractor is a tool we use to detect any refractive errors and determine what level of correction is necessary to fix it. The optometrist will introduce the refractor at some point during an eye exam, flipping through a number of lenses and asking you to specify which ones make your vision better, and which make them worse.
While many practices use manual refractors, we use a digital refractor. The digital refractor is automated and electronically syncs all your information to your files. Thanks to this level of automation, we can focus our full attention on talking to you and listening to what you have to say. A digital refractor helps us make your eye exam more efficient.
Visual Field Analysis
We want to ensure your vision is whole and healthy. That’s why we offer visual field testing to detect any “blind spots.” We have two different machines to analyze visual fields: the Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer and FDT Visual Field Analyzer.
The Humphrey Visual Field Analyzer involves looking straight forward into a large white dish. Inside this dish, we will flash a variety of individual lights which will appear in different areas of your vision. Every time you see a flash, you press a button, telling us which flashes you see and which you miss. The ones you miss may indicate a “blind spot.”
The FDT Visual Field Analyzer works somewhat differently. FDT stands for frequency doubling technology, which is a method based on an optical illusion. We will show you alternating bars in contrasting colors, flickering at high frequencies. Higher frequencies cause these bars to appear to double. If you cannot see the bars at certain frequencies, it could indicate “blind spots” or vision loss in certain areas.
Detecting Disease With Cutting Edge Technology
Many eye diseases cause slow but permanent vision loss which is initially almost impossible to notice. An early diagnosis is essential to maintaining eye health and preventing vision loss. Our advanced diagnostic tools allow us to detect disease earlier and potentially preserve your vision.
High-Resolution Digital Retinal Imaging
The retina is responsible for detecting light and sending impulses to the brain, making it a very important part of your vision. This sensitive system of tissues is very delicate and can be prone to injuries and tears. With our Canon digital retinal camera, we can look at images of the retina, ensuring it’s healthy and structurally sound.
iVue OCT With iWellness
Damage to the structure of your eye could result in serious vision loss. The iVue OCT gives us detailed high-resolution 3D images of the interior structure to your eye. Thanks to the iVue, we can see and examine your optic nerve, optic disk, and different layers of your retina. The iVue OCT empowers us to offer more comprehensive diagnostics than ever before.
Glaucoma is a disease that affects IOP or intraocular pressure. A process called tonometry allows us to test your IOP, hopefully identifying glaucoma before it causes permanent vision loss. Many practices use methods of tonometry that employ the use of air puffs or eye drops. We, however, use the iCare Tonometer; a device that measures your IOP by making brief, gentle, hardly detectable contact with the cornea. This makes the testing procedure more pleasant for our patients while still giving us the most accurate measurements possible.