Digital Retinal Imaging
Our [location name=’location’] optometrists use cutting-edge digital imaging technology to assess your eyes. Many eye diseases, if detected at an early stage, can be treated successfully without total loss of vision. Your retinal Images will be stored electronically. This gives the eye doctor a permanent record of the condition and state of your retina.
This is very important in assisting our optometrist to detect and measure any changes to your retina each time you get your eyes examined, as many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration are diagnosed by detecting changes over time.
The advantages of digital imaging include:
- Quick, safe, non-invasive and painless
- Provides detailed images of your retina and sub-surface of your eyes
- Provides instant, direct imaging of the form and structure of eye tissue
- Image resolution is extremely high quality
- Uses eye-safe near-infra-red light
- No patient prep required
Visual Field Testing
A visual field test measures the range of your peripheral or “side” vision to assess whether you have any blind spots (scotomas), peripheral vision loss or visual field abnormalities. It is a straightforward and painless test that does not involve eye drops but does involve the patient’s ability to understand and follow instructions.
For a more comprehensive assessment, special equipment might be used to test your visual field. In one such test, you place your chin on a chin rest and look ahead. Lights are flashed on, and you have to press a button whenever you see the light. 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. These machines can create a computerized map out your visual field to identify if and where you have any deficiencies. We are equipped to treat the majority of eye emergencies.
Daytona Optomap – Retinal Imaging
For many eyecare patients, having pupils dilated (opened up) using eye drops can be a bother. But as an integral part of a truly comprehensive eye exam, those drops are highly recommended. Dilation gives your eye doctor the widest view of the internal structures at the back of the eye—the optic nerve, retina, even blood vessels.
That’s where Optomap technology comes in. Using low-power laser technology, your eye care professional can take a wide, instantly-viewable and detailed digital scan of your retina (the area responsible for processing images). All in real time. And in no time. Without the use of pupil-dilating eye drops.
This device allows the doctor to see 80% of the inside of your eye in one picture. This allows for a great assessment for many diseases including diabetes and retinal holes, tears, or detachments.
How does Optomap work?
It’s very similar to sitting down in a type of photo booth and leaning forward to have your picture taken. Except in this instance, the picture being taken is a larger, wide-field image of the inside of your eyeball. Optomap takes around a minute.
Daytona is smaller and still provides ultra-high resolution imaging, and adding ultra-widefield autofluorescence capabilities. This device can take around a 200-degree image of the retina in one image. Most cameras can only capture the posterior pole (that include the macula and optic nerve head), but the Daytona can view the peripheral retina as well.
Patients find this device very exciting. To be able to easily image a patient’s retina and then be able to review it with them in the exam room is a great educational tool and a valuable way of comparing changes over time.
Since retina scanning is so important in the early detection of cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration and more, it’s pretty easy to see why Optomap technology is so promising.
Optomap retinal exams are not available everywhere, however. And in some instances, these scans may not be covered by traditional insurance due to cuts in eye doctor reimbursements.
Check with your eye care professional and ask if an Optomap eye exam is right for you
I-PEN – Osmolarity Assessment
I-MED Pharma’s I-PEN® Osmolarity System is the first quick, easy, and handheld device for optometrists to screen dry eye patients. This device measures the salt content of your tears and is a great measure of the presence and severity of dry eye disease.
- Quantitative measurement of osmolarity
- Affordable point-of-care test
- Quick and simple to use (takes less than 5 seconds per eye)
- Reproducible, accurate and reliable results
- Uses Single-Use-Sensors (SUS)
The I-PEN measures tear osmolarity in a fast and effective way, aiding doctors in determining the best treatment for your eyes. Tear osmolarity has been shown to have the best predictive value for diagnosing Dry Eye Disease of any single test. Our optometrists in [location name=’location’], [location name=’state’] will test both eyes and will take the highest number of the two tests, to generate Your Osmolarity Number. Your Osmolarity Number gives doctors a meaningful measure of the health and stability of the protective tear film that covers the surface of your eyes. The number generated correlates with the severity of the disease.
The piece does a lot! Mainly for dry eye management, it performs meibography, imaging of the oil glands in your eyelid, and tells us how strong your tears are and how many you produce. It can also perform corneal topography, a measure of the shape of the front of your eye, which is used to diagnose and monitor keratoconus, and help fit specialty contact lenses.
- Dynamic view of non-invasive break-up time (NTBUT)
- Advanced tear film analysis
- Meibomian Gland Dysfunction (MGD) analysis
- including classifications
- Corneal topography
- Contact lens fitting with autofit simulationBlue light for fluorescein images
- Keratoconus screening with classification
- Corneal wavefront analysis
iLux by TearFilm
This allows in-office treatment for your dry eye problems. Most dry eye is related to a problem with the glands in your eyelid and this is what is treated with the iLux. It heats and then removes old, poor quality, oil from the glands providing a reset and improving flow. We are the first clinic east of Montreal to have this technology!
iLux by TearFilm Innovations allows direct visualization of meibomian glands, blockages, and expressed meibum throughout treatment via the magnifying lens, providing a direct view of the treatment area.
The proprietary light-based heat source gently warms the inner and outer lid to a safe therapeutic temperature. Sensors in the disposable iLux Smart Tip monitor inner eyelid temperature continuously during treatment.
One-button control of heating and compression puts treatment in the doctors’ hands, allowing you to choose the location and duration of treatment. iLux measures compression force, which is displayed on the LCD screen.
CV-5000S Automated Vision Tester
This replaces the old phoropter that you are used to using to find your glasses prescription; the machine you use when asked \”What is better? 1 or 2?\”. It is now digital and automated to allow a speedier, more accurate process, and also allows a quick comparison to your old prescription.
The CV-5000S Automated Vision Tester sets new quality standards. The fast lens rotation provides comfort for both user and patient while the compact and contemporary design enhances the doctor’s professional image. The CV-5000S provides complete 21-point refraction and features the KB-50S One Dial Controller with a 10.4” color touch-screen display. Complete connectivity allows data to be sent automatically to every CV system throughout the office and populated automatically into the EMR, making paperless refraction a reality.
- High-speed lens chamber
- One dial controller with color 10.4″ LCD touch screen
- Small optical head to enhance patient communication and comfort
- Record a full 21 point refraction
- Automatic data input from pre-test instruments
- Color-coded cross cylinder
- Up to 5 user defined personalized refraction programs ensures ease of use
- No hassle installation and on-site user training ensures a quick return on investment
- EMR Ready
- Paperless refractions!
- Interactive patient education software included
- Exclusive eyeglass selling button!
The OptikamPad iPad App is a complete dispensing solution that helps Eye Care Professionals (ECPs) assist patients at all stages of the eyewear dispensing process.
This revolutionary tool gets you a step closer to offering your patients a unique shopping experience.
Optikam’s EY-Stick measurement device obtains eyewear measurements that take into account how the frame will be worn by the patient once dispensed. These personalized “as-worn” measurements allow lens designs to be customized to take into account Vertex Distance, Pantoscopic Tilt, and Frame Wrap.
As-worn measurements improve monocular Pupillary Distance measurements as well. The Pupilometer measures the monocular Pupillary Distances anatomically based on the center of the patient’s face, whereas OptikamPad will obtain monocular Pupillary Distances using the mid-point of the frame which takes into account the frame fit and possible nose pad adjustments.
Humphrey (HFA 830)
The Humphrey visual field machine is the gold standard when it comes to testing for, and monitoring, glaucoma. It is also useful when patients are on certain medications, including Plaquenil or hydroxychloroquine. This model gives us more testing options and allows us to perform the tests faster.
This is used to image the optic nerve, where glaucoma causes damage. A great tool to help diagnose glaucoma earlier, and look for damage changes over time.
Similar to an electric toothbrush, this piece allows us to remove bugs and mites from your eyelashes that lid wipes and other products can not. It is also great for removing a hard, plaque-like, cap that can cover the oil glands in the eyelids. If this plaque remains, most dry eye treatments will be unsuccessful.