OPTOS Retinal Exam
Annual eye exams are vital to maintaining your vision and overall health. We offer the optomap® Retinal Exam as an important part of our eye exams. The optomap® Retinal Exam produces an image that is as unique as you fingerprint and provides us with a wide view to look at the health of your retina. The retina is the part of your eye that captures the image of what you are looking at, similar to film in a camera.
Many eye problems can develop without you knowing. You may not even notice any change in your sight. But, diseases such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears or detachments, and other health problems such as diabetes and high blood pressure can be seen with a thorough exam of the retina.
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 optomap® Retinal 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!
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures how much 'side' vision you have. It is a straightforward test, painless, and does not involve eye drops. Essentially lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. Your head is kept still and you have to place your chin on a chin rest. 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. Your optometrist may ask only for a driving licence visual field test, which takes 5-10 minutes. If you have just asked for a driving test or the clinic doctor advised you have one, you will be informed of the result by the clinic doctor, in writing, in a few weeks.
Normally the test is carried out by a computerized machine, called a Humphrey. Occasionally the manual test has to be used, a Goldman. For each test you have to look at a central point then press a buzzer each time you see the light.
ZEISS Humphrey Field Analyzer 3
As the gold standard of perimetry, Humphrey® Field Analyzer 3 (HFA3) is your trusted diagnostic partner. HFA3 delivers the interactive analysis you need, when and where you need it.
- Reduce visual field testing time with SITA™ Faster.
- Central testing to view into the macula with SITA Faster 24-2C
- Mixed Guided Progression Analysis™ (GPA™): intermixing of SITA Standard, SITA Fast and SITA Faster.
- Simplify setup time with a single trial lens. Using liquid pressure, the new Liquid Trial Lens™ instantly delivers each patient's refractive correction with the touch of a button.*
- Simplify operation with the intuitive new SmartTouch™ interface.
- Gain peace of mind with seamless transferability of legacy data from the HFA II and HFA II-i to the HFA3.
SITA Faster 24-2 improves clinical workflow and patient satisfaction with the fastest test time in HFA threshold testing. Approximately 50% faster than SITA Standard, SITA Faster 24-2 is also about 30% quicker than SITA Fast, yet offers the same reproducibility.
Visualize endothelial cells with 40x magnification compared to slit lamp bio-microscopy. Identify pre-existing low density and dystrophies that may affect positive surgical outcomes. Confirm recommended cell density/morphology for scleral/specialty contact lenses.
Robust Analysis Methods
It all starts with robust data assessment of even the most difficult cases. Fully automated analysis is quick and easy, but Konan exclusively has options to maximize the sparse information on even advanced disease-state corneas.
- Glaucoma, cataract, & refractive surgery.
- Corneal disease management.
- Contact/specialty contact lens fittings.
- Routine eye care
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Seeing beneath the surface
Eye health assessment beyond conventional eye exams
Eye diseases like glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy are not only very damaging, they are also very difficult to detect.
Early symptoms are not always identified with conventional eye examination methods. Reliablyassessing the health of your eyes requires a morein-depth examination with advanced technology known as optical coherence tomography (OCT).
An OCT scan enables an in-depth assessment of the retina to detect warning signs before they affect vision. Consult your eye doctor for more information about the advantages of an OCT exam.
A pleasant examination experience
Similar to an ultrasound or MRI examination, an OCT scan is a quick, easy, and comfortable experience. Images are available for review in less than a minute.
Structures in the back of the eye like the retina, macula, and optic nerve head play a vital role in keeping eyes healthy. An OCT scan allows your doctor to look below the surface to detect signs of potentially serious eye diseases early – and determine the best course of care for you.
Identify and manage progression to adapt to proper treatment
A major challenge to understanding glaucomatous damage is the lapse between initial structural changes to the optic nerve and the functional changes that follow. OCT often shows RNFL loss when there is not yet any visual field loss. Part of our challenge in making the diagnosis is understanding the correlation between both tests, which is also especially important for progression.
ZEISS Glaucoma Workflow
ZEISS supports complex disease management by integrating critical data points necessary to make accurate decisions on treatment paths and providing at-a-glance history and progression trends with interactive analysis.
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 at Premier Eye Care Centers and is completely painless.
Special thanks to the EyeGlass Guide, for informational material that aided in the creation of this website.