Advanced Testing

Our exam process has changed over the years to take advantage of new instrumentation in the eye exam process.

Autotonometer

Tonometry is the procedure performed to determine the intraocular pressure (IOP), the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is an important test in the evaluation of patients at risk from glaucoma.

Visual Field

A visual field test is an eye examination that can detect dysfunction in central and peripheral vision which may be caused by various medical conditions such as glaucoma, stroke, brain tumors or other neurological deficits.

FDT

The Frequency Doubling Technology (FDT) perimeter designed for fast and effective detection of visual field loss. It offers a high sensitivity in the detection of early glaucoma, and in other ocular disorders.

Fundus Photography

Fundus photography is the creation of a photograph of the interior surface of the eye, including the retina, optic disc, macula, and posterior pole (i.e. the fundus).   Fundus photography is used for monitoring the progression of a disease, diagnosis of a disease, or in screening for disease.

OCT

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.  With OCT, each of the retina’s distinctive layers can be seen, allowing us to map and measure their thickness. These measurements help with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance for retinal diseases and conditions, including age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic eye disease.

Autorefractor/Keratometer/Topographer

An autorefractor  is  used during an eye examination to provide an objective measurement of a person’s refractive error and prescription for glasses or contact lenses.

An autokeratometer, is used during an eye examination to measure the curvature of the anterior surface of the cornea, particularly for assessing the extent and axis of astigmatism.

Corneal topography 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 and corneal health.