State-of-the-art optometry equipment allows us to give you the very best in eyecare.
Part of any comprehensive wellness eye examination is a thorough screening of the retina and optic nerve on the inside of the eye. Prior to more recent advances in technology, the only method available for viewing the structures of the inside of the eye was to dilate the pupils with drops and look into the eye with microscopes and very bright light. We now have the ability to capture the details of the retina in one panoramic image with the use of the Optomap. The test involves a couple of bright flashes of light to each eye and the product is a detailed picture of 200 degrees of the inside of the eye that the doctors will use to rule out early signs of eye disease, like glaucoma and macular degeneration, and problems associated with other systemic medical conditions that often affect the health of the eye.
Digital retinal imaging uses high-resolution imaging systems to take pictures of the inside of your eye. This helps doctors assess the health of your retina and helps them to detect and manage such eye and health conditions as diabetes, glaucoma, and macular degeneration. Finding retinal disorders as early as possible is critical to potentially preventing serious disease progression and even vision loss.
The CIRRUS 5000 delivers high-speed image capture with HD imaging detail and a wide field of view used to help doctors diagnose and manage glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye disease that ultimately can result in the loss of peripheral vision. Glaucoma is typically managed through the use of topical ophthalmic medication to reduce eye pressure, though at times laser procedures and surgery are needed to better stabilize the disease. The CIRRUS 5000 uses a diagnostic laser to measure the thickness of the nerve fiber layer of the optic nerve, the tissue that carries visual signals to the brain that is damaged by glaucoma. The instrument helps the doctors to compare patients’ data to normal levels for a population of the same age and ethnicity and to compare measurements from one year to the next to detect disease progression.