We have the latest technology for your vision exam
Your comprehensive vision exam begins with our auto-refractor. This piece of equipment give the doctor a starting point to diagnosing your prescription.
The information collected from our auto-refractor is then sent to our computer in the exam room.
The information is received by a phoroptor and
from there our doctors can adjust the prescription to the one that best fits the patient's needs.
Not only do the doctors prescribe for glasses and contacts, but she also checks for glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts and complications from diabetes. Below is a slit lamp. This equipment has a microscope that looks into the back of the patient's eyes to check for any diseases or problems.
In addition to our comprehensive exams, patients can choose to have certain other tests done. For example, the Optomap is a non-invasive procedure which allows the doctor to see retinal problems with out the need for dilation. The retinal image becomes part of your medical file to compare to the years prior. In the picture below, the image on the right is an example of what retinal detachment looks like in an Optomap retinal image.
The Quantifeye is a test that measures the pigment in a part of the eye called the macula to see what your risk level is for macular degeneration.
Below is an example of the results of the Quantifeye test. If a patient has low pigment then they have a higher chance of being diagnosed with macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of blindness. Learn more about macular degeneration here.
The patient can also choose to have a topography done. This test measures the amount of astigmatism that a patient has. This will help in diagnosing keratoconus and in the fitting of contact lenses.
Once our doctors have prescribed the best glasses for the patient, we have a wide selection of frames to choose from. We even have our own edger so we can make some pairs of glasses without having to send them out to a labratory. This is more efficient and timely for our patients.
(Unfortunately, not all prescriptions can be done in office)