At our clinics in Frisco, Plano and Fairview, our Advanced Technological Equipment includes:
Optomap Retinal Exam -The Optomap® Retinal Exam is unique in that it gives eyecare professionals a much larger view (200 degrees) of the back of the eye - your retina - than conventional eye exam equipment. The images can be taken without dilating your pupils - a very common procedure which is uncomfortable and inconvenient for many people.
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GDx - Early detection for Glaucoma is critical. OGDx exams provide the earliest possible detection of
glaucoma. This evaluates the site of damage before you experience any vision loss, looking for changes on the nerve fiber layer. The GDX detects fiber loss which can be tracked to determine Glaucoma before any visual field loss is noted. This quick and painless test requires no dilation and is fast becoming the most effective tool in diagnosing Glaucoma.
Autorefractor - To get an estimated prescription and measure the eye's curvature, our office uses a computerized refractometer. This involves looking into an instrument showing a target in the distance, as the best estimate of your prescription is determined. This is especially valuable if this is your first evaluation with us or if there is a language barrier.
Tonometer - We use a non-contact tonometer to measure the pressure inside the eye with a gentle puff of air. An increased pressure indicates glaucoma, which often has few overt symptoms and can cause damage without the patient's awareness. As we do not touch the eye there is no need for anesthetic drops.
Humphrey Matrix Visual Fields - screening. Loss of peripheral vision is especially difficult to notice if it is gradual or in only one eye. The most common cause of field loss in chronic glaucoma but other, more serious conditions may exist.
Phoropter- This equipment is used by the optometrist to determine your eyeglass prescription. Using the autorefractor result as a starting point, you will be shown a succession of lenses to choose from to find the best prescription for you. There are essentially four types of refractive errors of the eye: MYOPIA (NEARSIGHTEDNESS), HYPEROPIA (FARSIGHTEDNESS), ASTIGMATISM, and PRESBYOPIA.
Slit-lamp/Biomicroscope-Camera - The slit lamp examination looks at the structures at the front of the eye. The doctor can evaluate the health of the cornea, conjunctiva, iris and crystalline lens as well as the lid and lash margin. The slit lamp is also used extensively in contact lens fitting and evaluation. The slit lamp is camera ready enabling real time photographs that are saved in the patient's file. We are able to exactly demonstrate any abnormality found at the time of the exam.
Corneal Topographer- The purpose of corneal topography is to produce a detailed description of the shape and power of the cornea. Using computerized imaging technology, the 3-dimensional map produced by the corneal topographer aids an optometrist in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of various visual conditions. Corneal topography is a process for mapping the surface curvature of the cornea, similar to making a contour map of land. It is an excellent adjunct to precisely fit contact lenses.
Watch this fascinating video to learn more about corneal topography: