Digital Retinal Imaging and 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 our optometrists a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
Digital Retinal Imaging
Digital Retinal Imaging allows our optometrists 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)
A scanning laser used to analyze the layers of the retina and optic nerve for any signs of eye disease, similar to a 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.
An OCT scan is a noninvasive, painless test performed right in our office. Feel free to contact us to inquire about an OCT at your next appointment.
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures how much ‘side’ vision you have. The test is carried out by a computerised machine, called a Humphrey. For each test you have to look at a central point then press a buzzer each time you see the light.
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An optomap® retinal exam provides:
- A scan to show a healthy eye or detect disease.
- A view of the retina, giving your doctor a more detailed view than he/she can get by other means.
- The opportunity for you to view and discuss the optomap® image of your eye with your doctor at the time of your exam.
- A permanent record for your file, which allows us to view your images each year to look for changes.
The optos exam is fast, easy, and comfortable for all ages. To have the exam, you simply look into the device one eye at a time and you will see a comfortable flash of light to let you know the image of your retina has been taken. The optomap® image is shown immediately on a computer screen so we can review it with you.
Please schedule your optomap® Retinal Exam today! Discuss with one of our staff about how it helps monitor eye health in you and your family for years to come.